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The Resume

    (1883- )
    Located in New York, New York (1883-1957) and San Francisco, California (1958- )
    Known as the New York Gothams (1883-85)
    Five World Series Championships in New York (1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954); three in San Francisco (2010, 2012, 2014)
    Former and current Giants include Roger Connor, Cy Semour, Christy Mathewson, Jim Thorpe, Mel Ott, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Bobby Bonds, Felipe Alou, Will Clark, Barry Bonds, Matt Williams, Jeff Kent, Kirk Rueter, Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Crawford and Madison Bumgarner
    Seven retired numbers include Bill Terry's #3, Mel Ott's #4, Carl Hubbell's #11, Willie Mays' #24, Juan Marichal's #27, Orlando Cepeda's #30 and Willie McCovey's #44

Why they might be annoying:

    It took them 52 years to win a World Series after moving to San Francisco.
    Jim Thorpe's run with the Giants was extremely uneventful because of his inability to hit a curve ball.
    The Giants ownership were disappointed with Willie Mays after he entered the Army for two years (1952).
    They lost 100 games in 1985.
    Apparently God was upset that they beat the Cubs in the National League Championship Series that year that he plagued their World Series with an earthquake, causing the games to be delayed 10 days.
    Owner Bob Lurie threatened to sell the Giants to a group who would relocate the team to the Tampa-St. Petersburg area if somebody else didn't buy it. An investment group, lead by Peter Magowan, ended up buying the team and keeping them in San Francisco.
    They traded fan favorite Matt Williams after two consecutive last place seasons (1997).

Why they might not be annoying:

    When in New York, they played in the legendary Polo Grounds.
    Roger Connor held the career home run record before Babe Ruth came along and smashed it.
    Pitcher Cy Seymour pitched both games of a doubleheader and won both, allowing only 7 hits (1895).
    Carl Hubbel won two National League MVP awards as a pitcher (1933, 1936).
    Mel Ott spent his entire 22-years in baseball with the Giants.
    Two years after Jackie Robinson made his major league debut, the Giants recruited Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson.
    They had the first all-brother outfield in baseball history when they had Jesus, Matty and Felipe Alou (1963).
    Frank Robinson became the first black manager in baseball history with the Giants (1981).
    In 1993, Barry Bonds was awarded with the MVP and Dusty Baker was awarded the Manager of the Year award.
    Matt Williams was on pace to break Roger Maris' home run record until the strike of 1994 kicked in.
    Their ball park, AT&T Park (formerly Pacific Bell Park), is absolutely breathtaking.
    They took part in an exciting World Series against the Anaheim Angels (2002).

Credit: His Name is Robert

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 166 Votes: 56.63% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 556 Votes: 64.39% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 67 Votes: 52.24% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 40 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 54 Votes: 57.41% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 22 Votes: 59.09% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 12 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 1034 Votes: 74.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 6241 Votes: 78.77% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 1843 Votes: 65.71% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 1250 Votes: 81.60% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 21 Votes: 90.48% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 225 Votes: 70.22% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 73 Votes: 69.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 38 Votes: 68.42% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 171 Votes: 77.19% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 291 Votes: 74.23% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 540 Votes: 71.85% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 413 Votes: 60.05% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 119 Votes: 70.59% Annoying