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Favorite SF Giants by number, No. 1 - 10

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Favorite SF Giants by number, No. 1 - 10

No. 4 Mel Ott

Mel Ott ran unopposed as he was only one of two Giants players to wear No. 4. The other was Bill Terry, but he switched to No. 3 after 1932. It is hard to compete against anyone who is one of the greatest power hitters of all time.

He blasted 511 home runs in 22 seasons with the New York Giants. Surprisingly, he never took home an MVP award despite being one of the very best of his generation. However, he was selected to the All Star team 12 times and he did earn a World Series title in 1933 while being elected to the Hall of Fame in 1951.

No. 5 Mike Yastrzemski

It is no surprise that Mike Yastrzemski has quickly become a fan favorite. He was acquired in a minor move at the end of spring training in 2019 and has blossomed into a productive player for the Giants. He earned 52.1 percent of the vote while running against Tom Haller, Juan Uribe, and Ray Durham.

In parts of three seasons, the left-handed bat has slashed .255/.336/.500 (122 OPS+) with 56 home runs and 161 RBI. Prior to his arrival, the Giants had struggled to get players to eclipse the 20-home run threshold and he has done it in two of his first three seasons in San Francisco. He also finished in eighth place in the NL MVP voting in 2020.

No. 6 J.T. Snow

I thought that this was going to be a closer race as J.T. Snow ran against Robby Thompson, Ed Bailey, and Steven Duggar. In particular, Thompson spent his entire 11-year career with the Giants and was a favorite during his tenure. However, Snow won the race with 62.6 percent of the vote.

Snow spent 10 seasons with San Francisco after coming over from the California Angels in 1996 in exchange for Allen Watson and a prospect. This proved to be a shrewd move by the front office as Snow became a staple in the Giants lineup. He posted an .898 OPS in 1997 while earning down-ballot MVP votes. He won six Gold Gloves at first base in his career including four with the Giants. He finished his career by signing a one-day contract with the Giants in 2008 where he got a chance to do a pre-game infield and walk off of the field one last time to an ovation.

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