San Francisco Giants top-five third-basemen of all time
#1: Matt Williams (1987-1996)
Matt Williams is un-disputably the best third-baseman in San Francisco Giants history. His numbers are like nothing this team has ever seen from a third baseman. Now he never won a World Series with the Giants, like Pablo did, but the numbers and accolades stack up against the best in baseball. Williams played for the Giants throughout the 90’s at Candlestick Park. He played with guys such as: Barry Bonds, Kevin Mitchell, Will Clark and Rich Aurilla.
Matt Williams is the Giants all-time single season leader in HR’s and RBI’s as he and Bonds were two of the most feared hitters in the National League at the time. What makes Williams so great, is that he was as equally great in the field, as he was at the plate. Winner of four Gold Glove Awards during his Giants career, Williams is known as one of the best defensive players in that era.
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Stats with the Giants:
AVG: .264 H: 1,092 HR: 247 RBI’S: 732 OBP: .312
Williams’ awards and accomplishments:
Baseball Hall Of Fame: 2009
Gold Gloves: 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997
All Star: 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999
Silver Sluggers: 1990, 1993, 1994, 1997