SF Giants All-Time Lists

Favorite SF Giants by number, No. 21 - 30

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Favorite SF Giants by number, No. 21 - 30

No. 28 Buster Posey

Buster Posey's number is not officially retired yet, but it will not be in circulation again. He ran against Joe Gibbon, Ed Halicki, and Stan Javier. Not surprisingly, the longtime Giants catcher won in a landslide with 95.3 percent of the vote.

The Giants originally drafted Posey in the first round of the 2008 draft out of Florida State University. He did it all on the baseball field. In 12 seasons, the longtime catcher won three World Series rings, secured seven All-Star selections, earned five Silver Slugger awards, and brought home a Gold Glove award as well. The 2021 season was one of his best at the plate as he posted a 140 OPS+ before announcing his retirement earlier in the offseason.

No. 29 Jason Schmidt

Jason Schmidt ran against Jeff Samardzija, Héctor Sánchez, and Mike Tauchman. He received 69.7 percent of the vote with Tauchman finishing in second place at 22.7 percent.

The Giants swung a deal with a Pittsburgh Pirates to acquire Schmidt and John Vander Wal in exchange for Armando Rios and Ryan Vogelsong at the 2001 trade deadline. This was a move that paid dividends for the Giants for the next several seasons as Schmidt emerged as one of the better pitchers in baseball. In six seasons with the Giants, the righty produced a 78-37 record and a 3.36 ERA to go along with three All-Star selections. In 2003, he posted a 2.34 ERA across 29 starts while finishing in second place in the NL Cy Young voting.

No. 30 Orlando Cepeda

Orlando Cepeda ran unopposed as his number has been retired since 1999, which is the same year that he was elected to the Hall of Fame. His career spanned 17 seasons including nine with the Giants in which he donned No. 30.

In total, the right-handed slugger slashed .297/.350/.499 (133 OPS+) with 379 home runs and 1,365 RBI. He finished his career with 11 All-Star selections, one World Series ring, and one MVP award. He took home the NL MVP award in 1967, which was just one season after the Giants traded him to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for veteran pitcher Ray Sadecki.

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