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May 9, 2018

60 Years of San Francisco Giants Baseball

The 2018 baseball season marks the 60th anniversary of the San Francisco Giants playing in San Francisco. A season-long celebration with special events and promotions gives fans and AT&T Park visitors many opportunities to help the team and the city commemorate the occasion.

The Giants first played in the Mission District‘s Seal Stadium, then at Candlestick Park next to the San Francisco Bay before moving to its current home in 2000. Giants players and alumni from all decades of San Francisco baseball will make appearances on-field during 2018 to help celebrate the 60th season. From Opening Day to the final out in September, fans can enjoy special 60th moments.  Buy a game ticket here.

60th Anniversary Giveaways

Special anniversary promotional game day giveaways during the season include:

  • Willie Mays bobblehead on April 7
  • Two-flaps-down hat on April 27
  • Expandable backpack on May 20
  • Willie McCovey bobblehead on June 3
  • Giants Mt. Crushmore statue on June 24
  • An anniversary-themed blanket on July 14

For a complete list of game day events and giveaways, check sfgiants.com/promotions.

Player Reunions

Player reunions will continue throughout the season. Of particular note will be five World Series reunions:

  • 2002 team on June 23
  • 2012 team on July 8
  • 1989 reunion on July 15
  • 2010 reunion on Aug. 25
  • 2014 reunion on Sept.15

The Giants will hold special ceremonies on Aug. 11 to retire Barry Bonds’ number 25, and to induct Matt Cain and Ryan Vogelsong onto the Giants’ Wall of Fame on July 28. Check here for game times and tickets.

Keep up with the Giants’ additional special events, including fan-favorite Heritage Nights, music series and college night events here.

The Giants Vault

A new exhibit space inside the O’Doul Gate entrance features rare and unique memorabilia from the team archives and private baseball collectors. In this inaugural year, The Giants Vault will look back at the Giants’ move to San Francisco from New York, with highlight artifacts such as Willie Mays’ 1957 jersey, Johnny Antonelli’s 1958 jersey, the last home plate from the Polo Grounds in New York, and much more on display. The exhibit space will be available on game days to guests with paid game admission.

Additional art installations at the Club Level display cases and at @Cafe will rotate objects also commemorating the Giants’ 60th.

It Doesn’t Get More SF

While around town and tuned to local television, make sure to keep an eye out for the It Doesn’t Get More SF stories from the past 60 years, featuring tales from favorite Giants players such as Hunter Pence and Buster Posey on their views of the team, and a look back at the many ways that the team has embodied the spirit of San Francisco.

2018 is the year to celebrate the Giants in San Francisco. Check the season schedule and buy a game ticket here. If you can’t make a game, you can always opt for a Ballpark Tour, where you can peek behind-the-scenes of the architectural landmark. If you’re coming from out of town, check here for suggestions convenient for an overnight stay.

Source: sftravel.com

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