The San Francisco Giants are an American professional baseball franchise based in San Francisco, California. Originally known as the New York Gothams, and then the New York Giants, the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. The Giants compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the National League West division.
As one of the longest-established and most successful professional baseball teams, the franchise has won the most games of any team in the history of American baseball.
The team was the first major league team based in New York City, most memorably playing at the legendary Polo Grounds. They have won 23 NL pennants and appeared in 20 World Series competitions – both NL records.