The Giants won a franchise-record 107 wins in 2021 and claimed its first NL West title since 2012, and were picked to earn a wild-card playoff spot in 2022. But San Francisco could not duplicate its success from the previous season and finished third in the division with an 81-81 mark.
Left fielder Joc Pederson hit a team-high 23 long balls, and southpaw Carlos Rodon ranked third in the big leagues with 237 strikeouts.
The Giants failed in their pursuit to ink free agent slugger Aaron Judge and will be hard-pressed to compete with the Dodgers and Padres for NL West supremacy next season.
The San Francisco Giants are a National League (NL) West division team based in San Francisco, California. They were founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams, but soon changed their name to the "Giants" and in 1958 they relocated to San Francisco.
The Giants have won eight World Series championships (1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954, 2010, 2012, and 2014), 23 NL pennants, and nine West Division titles (most recently in 2021). Their iconic moments include “The Catch” by Willie Mays in 1954, Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round The World" in 1951, their 2010 World Series win over the Texas Rangers, the first no-hitter thrown at AT&T Park thrown by Jonathan Sánchez in 2009, and Barry Bonds breaking Hank Aaron's all-time home run record with his 756th home run in 2007.
The San Francisco Giants play their home games at Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park) located on the waterfront of San Francisco Bay. The stadium is known for its natural grass playing surface and spectacular views of McCovey Cove beyond right field, where fans often watch for home runs hit into the water.
Their biggest rivals are their National League West opponents such as the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. In recent years, they have had an intense rivalry with their cross-bay opponents the Oakland Athletics, dubbed "the Battle of the Bay".
Notable players who have significantly impacted the history of the San Francisco Giants include Buster Posey, Willie Mays, Madison Bumgarner, Juan Marichal, Tim Lincecum, Barry Bonds, and Willie McCovey.