There are a lot of ways to highlight and identify your favorite SF Giants players. We have recently begun running a poll on Twitter to choose your favorite Giants player by jersey number. This is the second part of the series. A lot of longtime Giants made the list in the first part of the series.
Favorite SF Giants by jersey number, No. 11 - 20
One note to mention is that there may be some recency bias present as some voters did not see some players perform before a certain era. That said, it is a fun exercise to sit back and reflect on some great players to don the Orange and Black uniform.
No. 11 Carl Hubbell
Carl Hubbell ran unopposed given that he is one of the best Giants pitchers in franchise history. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1947 but his number was retired by the organization in 1944. The only other player to wear No. 11 was Freddie Fitzsimmons in 1932.
Hubbell had a long and distinguished career that began back in 1928. He spent his entire 16-year career with the Giants while registering a 253-154 overall record with a 2.98 ERA. He appeared in nine All Star games, earned three ERA titles, collected two MVP awards (1933 and 1936) and he won a World Series ring in 1933. He retired after his age-40 season, finishing a career that saw unique success on the baseball field.
No. 12 Joe Panik
Joe Panik faced some stiff competition including Jim Davenport, Gary Thomasson, and Dusty Baker. Panik won with 57.8 percent of the vote, whereas Baker came in second place with 31.3 percent.
The sweet-swinging second baseman joined the Giants in a time of need as the organization searched for a competent second baseman in 2014. This led to the brief Dan Uggla experiment, which spanned a total of four games. As a rookie, Panik slashed .305/.343/.368 in 287 plate appearances, but his most memorable moment came in Game 7 of the World Series as he flipped a ball to Brandon Crawford to start a clutch double-play. The Giants won the World Series in 2014 by a razor-thin margin led by clutch hitting, great defense, and an incredible performance by Madison Bumgarner.
No. 13 Cody Ross
Being a postseason hero has been a theme with this survey. Cody Ross ran against Mark Davis, Austin Slater, and Will Smith. He won in a landslide, receiving 72.9 percent of the vote. The veteran outfielder came over to the Giants in August of 2010 as a waiver claim but the Giants put in a claim to prevent him from joining the San Diego Padres.
Nevertheless, Ross rose up to the occasion as he belted two home runs off a Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies. He added one more home run in that series while taking home NLCS MVP honors after leading the Giants to an improbable victory against the Phillies. The Giants got contributions from a lot of players during the 2010 postseason run, but Ross' performance should not be overlooked.