San Francisco Giants stories in the SI Vault

The Race Is In The West By Walter Bingham, June 04, 1962 San Francisco's Giants broke fast in the National League, but two high hurdles loom: their own history of failure and the hipper-dipper Los Angeles Dodgers, personified below by long-striding Willie Davis stealing second against the Giants last week.

Yea, Mr. Mays By Roy Blount Jr., July 27, 1970 Willie Howard Mays Jr., 39, made his 3,000th safe hit last week, playing baseball with the same enthusiasm -- and effectiveness -- he first brought to the Giants in A.D. 1951.

They Still Invest in Bonds By Ron Fimrite, December 7, 1981 Despite his reputation as a risky commodity, and after sliding from a major league to an AAA rating, much-traveled Bobby Bonds is yielding dividends for the Cubs.

Gone With The Wind? By Ron Fimrite, September 01, 1986 The Giants want out of blustery Candlestick Park, and one of these days they just might get their wish.

The Importance Of Being Barry By Richard Hoffer, May 24, 1993 The Giants' Barry Bonds is the best player in the game today -- just ask him.

Giant Steps By Jeff Pearlman, October 21, 2002 Batting behind Barry Bonds, 37-year-old Benito Santiago delivered some of the big hits that helped San Francisco win its first pennant in 13 years.

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