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Ranking the Greatest San Francisco Giants Hall of Famers

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MLB: Baseball Hall of Fame-Induction Ceremony
MLB: Baseball Hall of Fame-Induction Ceremony

10. Roger Connor

Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1976
Primary team: New York Giants
Primary position: First Baseman
Career WAR with Giants: 52.9

Connor played ten seasons with the Giants between 1883-1894. He maintained a slashline of .319/.402/.488 for an OPS of .890. He hit 76 home runs for the Giants in an era when 10 in a season was a huge number. Infamously, he hit a home run at the Polo Grounds that left the stadium at 110th Street and landed on 112th.

9. Mickey Welsch

Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1973
Primary team: New York Giants
Primary position: Pitcher
Career WAR with Giants: 53.8

Welsch pitched ten seasons for the Giants from 1883-1892. He won 238 games while maintaining an ERA of 2.69 with a FIP of 3.40 and an ERA+ of 119. He was part of the staff that won two World Series in 1888 and 1889. In 1884, Welsch won 39 games in 65 starts and maintained a 2.50 ERA over 557.1 innings pitched. He followed that up in 1885 with 44 wins in 55 starts with a microscopic 1.66 ERA over 492 innings.

8. Bill Terry

Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1954
Primary team: New York Giants
Primary position: First Baseman
Career WAR with Giants: 54.2

Terry played his entire 14 year career in New York. He played from 1923-1936, maintaining a slashline of .341/.393/.506 for an OPS of .899. Terry replaced John McGraw as the team’s manager as a player/manager at the age of 33. The following year, he led the Giants to the 1933 World Series while also being their leading hitter.

7. Willie McCovey

Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1986
Primary team: San Francisco Giants
Primary position: First Baseman
Career WAR with Giants: 59.3

McCovey played from 1959-1980 with the Giants. “Stretch” finished his career with 521 home runs and maintained a slashline of .274/.377/.524 for an OPS of .900. When he retired, he had more intentional walks than any player in history. Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson said it best about the feared power hitter:

“Here’s a guy who is the most feared in baseball, but everyone pitches around him. If you let him bat 600 times and pitched to him instead of around him, he’d hit 80 home runs,” said Anderson.

6. Juan Marichal

Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1983
Primary team: San Francisco Giants
Primary position: Pitcher
Career WAR with Giants: 62.5

Marichal played from 1960-1973 with the Giants. The “Dominican Dandy” is the all-time wins leader in the history of the Dominican Republic. Over 14 seasons, Marichal won 238 games while maintaining an ERA of 2.84 and a FIP of 3.02 with an ERA+ of 125.  He also participated in the “Greatest Game Ever Pitched” vs fellow Hall of Famer Warren Spahn that went 17 innings and was finally won by a solo home run from Willie Mays. Both pitchers went the entire game, with Marichal saying later that he asked Mays to end it because he couldn’t pitch another inning.

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