If you love Giants baseball,
you'll love Giants Heroes.
These were the heroes who owned the summers of the 1960s.
Willie Mays and Juan Marichal.
Willie McCovey and Jack Sanford.
Billy O’Dell and Orlando Cepeda.
Felipe Alou and Jim Ray Hart.
During the summers of the 1960s, the heroes of San Francisco wore Giants uniforms. On their best days (which, except for 1962, were admittedly too few), they were entertaining and inspiring. They smote hated rivals and sent their best to the All-Star game, in the decade when that mid-summer classic moved under the lights … and into prime time.
On their worst days, these Giants heroes broke our hearts, squandering late-inning leads and pre-season hopes … but they never lost our devotion.
They were the heroes of our youth. Now their stories are collected in
Giants Heroes: Remembering the San Francisco Giants Who Helped Make the 1960s Baseball’s Real Golden Age.
The book profiles the best (and a few of the worst) of the San Francisco Giants of the 1960s. In all, there are 60 profiles of the infielders, outfielders, catchers and pitchers who played for the San Francisco Giants in the 1960s.
Do you remember …
The hard-throwing right-hander who led all of major league baseball in wins during the 1960s? (page 89)
The Gold Glove third baseman who spent his entire 13-year career with the Giants? (page 16)
The second baseman whose grand slam home run won Game 4 of the 1962 World Series? (page 21)
The 20-time All-Star outfielder who led the National League in home runs 3 times during the 1960s? (page 50)
The hard-luck right-hander who was 6-10 in his only season with the Giants … and would post a losing W-L record 8 straight years? (page 78)
The slugging first baseman who hit 521 career home runs … 469 of them with the Giants? (page 26)
The bullpen ace who won 14 games in 1961 for the Giants and saved 17 games … tops in the National League that season? (page 98)
The hard-hitting first baseman who was a 7-time All-Star and led the National League in home runs and RBIs in 1961 … but didn’t win an MVP until 1967? (page 14)
The right-hander who won 89 games in 7 seasons with the Giants, including 24 in 1962? (page 112)
The veteran pitcher whose amazing comeback in 1962 included a complete game victory and a save in the pennant playoff against the Dodgers? (page 106)
Their stories are here.
Enjoy the memories.
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Softcover edition: $9.99
Kindle edition: $3.99