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Writer’s Roundtable: Who makes the franchise Mount Rushmore?

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 2: Left fielder Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants waits for his at bat in the on-deck circle during in Game one of the National League Divisional Series against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on October 2, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Giants won 8-5. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - OCTOBER 2: Left fielder Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants waits for his at bat in the on-deck circle during in Game one of the National League Divisional Series against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on October 2, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Giants won 8-5. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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ATLANTA – OCTOBER 2: Left fielder Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants waits for his at-bat in the on-deck circle during in Game one of the National League Divisional Series against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on October 2, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Giants won 8-5. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

Each Friday, the writers at Around the Foghorn will tackle a different San Francisco Giants topic with a roundtable discussion. This week, we carve out the franchise’s Mount Rushmore.

The San Francisco Giants are one of the oldest teams in Major League Baseball. The franchise was born in 1883 as the New York Gothams. Two years later, they changed their name to the New York Giants. In 1958, they packed up and made the move to San Francisco.

In 137 years of Giants baseball, there have been some truly great players who have suited up for the franchise, including two of the greatest sluggers to ever play the game. Narrowing the list of all-time greats down to just four would be no easy feat, yet that’s exactly what the writers here at Around the Foghorn set out to do.

Ahead is the first installment in what will be a weekly writer roundtable feature published here each Friday morning.

The question was simple: “What four players would make up your franchise Mount Rushmore?”

The answers were as varied as one might expect for a team with such a long and storied history.

These six writers made up our roundtable panel:

Let’s get started.

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