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San Francisco Giants: 10 best shortstops in franchise history

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 01: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants to complete the double-pay looks to get his throw off over the top of Freddy Galvis #13 of the San Diego Padres in the top of the fifth inning at AT&T Park on May 1, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 01: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants to complete the double-pay looks to get his throw off over the top of Freddy Galvis #13 of the San Diego Padres in the top of the fifth inning at AT&T Park on May 1, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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2. Travis Jackson (1922-36), New York Giants

Stats: 102 OPS+, .291/.337/.433, 1,768 H, 135 HR, 929 RBI, 833 R
WAR: 44.0 rWAR/46.0 fWAR
Accolades: Hall of Fame (1982), 1x All-Star
WS Titles: 1

Travis Jackson spent his entire 15-year career with the Giants.

After originally falling off the ballot following his retirement, he was named to the Hall of Fame by the Veteran’s Committee in 1982.

He took over as the team’s everyday shortstop in 1924, hitting .302/.326/.428 with 45 extra-base hits in his age-20 season to finish 18th in NL MVP voting.

During his peak from 1926 to 1931, he hit .307/.361/.472 for a 115 OPS+ while averaging 27 doubles, 12 home runs, 79 RBI, 72 runs scored, and 5.2 WAR. He also finished in the top 10 in NL MVP voting three times during that span.

He won a World Series ring in 1933 and he was the starting shortstop for the NL side in the 1934 All-Star Game.

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