The San Francisco Giants have a long and storied history and today will mark the third year we have had the best players in team history battle to see who is the best since 1958.
Willie Mays is the defending champion, having won each of the first two times this game has been played. On both occasions, he defeated godson Barry Bonds. Both Mays and Bonds are again #1 seeds in the tournament along with Willie McCovey and Juan Marichal.
Current Giants Matt Cain (#3 seed,) Buster Posey (#3,) Madison Bumgarner (#4,) Brandon Crawford (#6,) Brandon Belt (#7) and Hunter Pence (12) are also part of the game. Broadcaster Mike Krukow is among the #16 seeds.
To find out all of the matchups in the first round, check out my exclusive broadcast for Bumpers.
To learn more about each of the players who made the game, check out my articles for Around the Foghorn.
The first round matchups begin Thursday, with the matchups from the Willie Mays and Willie McCovey brackets face off. Barry Bonds and Juan Marichal’s brackets will battle on Friday. Winners will play for the Sweet 16 on Saturday and Sunday, with the road to the Elite Eight and Final Four taking place the following week. Voting will take place on Twitter and be sure to check out my articles at Around the Foghorn for the Twitter polls and results.