The Giants and their city, Major League Baseball in San Francisco, 1976-1992, Lincoln A. Mitchell
The work The Giants and their city, Major League Baseball in San Francisco, 1976-1992, Lincoln A. Mitchell represents a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in San Francisco Public Library.

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  • 8L-2DdH7a1o
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  • The Giants and their city, Major League Baseball in San Francisco, 1976-1992, Lincoln A. Mitchell
Main title
  • The Giants and their city
Sub title
  • Major League Baseball in San Francisco, 1976-1992
Responsibility statement
  • Lincoln A. Mitchell
Language
  • eng
Summary
  • "The San Francisco Giants have been one of the most successful franchises in baseball in the 21st century, as evidenced by the three World Series championship flags flying in the breeze over Oracle Park-one of the most beautiful baseball venues in the world. However, the team was not always so successful on or off the field. The Giants and Their City tells the story of a Giants franchise that had no recognizable stars, was last in the league in attendance, and had more than one foot out the door on the way to Toronto when a local businessman and a brand-new mayor found a way to keep the team in San Francisco. Over the next 17 years, the team had some very good years but more than a few terrible ones, all while trying to make a home in a city with a unique and confounding political culture. The Giants and Their City tells the story of the team's struggles to win ballgames, find its way back to the playoffs, and also to stay in San Francisco when, at times, it wasn't clear the city wanted them. Lincoln A. Mitchell tells us a baseball story about beloved Giants players-like Vida Blue, Willie McCovey, Kevin Mitchell, and Robby Thompson-and includes interviews with Art Agnos, Frank Jordan, Dianne Feinstein, John Montefusco, Will Clark, Kevin Mitchell, Mike Krukow, Dave Dravecky, and Bob Lurie, among others. He describes important events in Giants history, such as the Mike Ivie grand slam, the Joe Morgan home run, the 1987 playoffs, the 1989 team, the Dave Dravecky game, and the earthquake World Series. A uniquely San Francisco story, The Giants and Their City also demonstrates how sports teams and cities often have very complex relationships"--, Provided by publisher
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  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
  • index present
Literary form
  • non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
OCLC Number
  • 1197850450
Table of contents
  • Big-league baseball comes to Toronto -- Bob Lurie's team and Bob Lurie's challenges -- Cults, assassinations, and Bob Lurie's first good team -- Labor problems -- The worst Giants teams ever -- Two rookies and a return to the postseason -- The year everything went right and wrong for the Giants -- Tampa bound
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