Oracle Park

Oracle Park is a baseball park located in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Since 2000, it has served as the home of the San Francisco Giants, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. Originally named Pacific Bell Park, then SBC Park in 2003 after SBC Communications acquired Pacific Bell, the stadium was then christened AT&T Park in 2006, after SBC acquired AT&T and took on the name. The current name was adopted in 2019. The park stands along the San Francisco Bay, a segment of which is named McCovey Cove in honor of former Giants player Willie McCovey.

Oracle Park has also played host to both professional and collegiate American football games. The stadium was the home of the annual college postseason bowl game now known as the Redbox Bowl from its inaugural playing in 2002 until 2013, and also served as the temporary home for the University of California's football team in 2011. Professionally, it was the home of the San Francisco Demons of the XFL and the California Redwoods of the United Football League.

The stadium can be reached via San Francisco's Muni Metro; the 2nd and King Station is directly outside the ballpark.

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Oracle Park (then known as AT&T Park) during the Giants game on April 8, 2008
Oracle Park is located in San Francisco County
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Location in San Francisco
Oracle Park is located in California
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Oracle Park is located in the United States
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Location in the United States
Former namesPacific Bell Park (2000–2003)
SBC Park (2004–2005)
AT&T Park (2006–2018)
Address24 Willie Mays Plaza
LocationSan Francisco, California
Coordinates37°46′43″N 122°23′21″W / 37.77861°N 122.38917°WCoordinates: 37°46′43″N 122°23′21″W / 37.77861°N 122.38917°W
Public transitBSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg MUNI Metro
Tram interchange T Third Street
Tram interchange N Judah
Heritage streetcar E Embarcadero
at 2nd and King Station
US Passenger rail transport Caltrain Caltrain
at 4th and King Station
ferry/water interchange Golden Gate Larkspur Giants Ferry
Bus transport MUNI Bus: N-Owl, T-Owl, 10, 30, 45, 47, 91-Owl
ferry/water interchange San Francisco Bay Ferry: Alameda/Oakland Giants Ferry, Vallejo Giants Ferry
OperatorSan Francisco Baseball Associates LP
CapacityBaseball:
  • 41,915 (2007–present)
  • 41,606 (2006)
  • 41,584 (2005)
  • 41,503 (2003–2004)[1]
  • 41,059 (2001–2003)
  • 40,930 (2000)

1,500 standing-room capacity

NCAA Football:

  • 45,000 (2011 season only)[2]

Soccer:

  • TBD (per event)

Rugby sevens:

  • 42,000
Record attendance44,046 (2010 NLDS, Game 2, Braves)
Field sizeLeft field line – 339 feet (103 m)
Left field – 364 feet (111 m)
Left-center field – 404 feet (123 m)
Center field – 399 feet (122 m)
Right-center field – 421 feet (128 m)
Right field – 365 feet (111 m)
Right field line – 309 feet (94 m)
SurfaceTifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Construction
Broke groundDecember 11, 1997
OpenedApril 11, 2000
Construction cost$357 million
($519 million in 2018 dollars[3])
ArchitectPopulous (then HOK Sport)[4]
Project managerAlliance Building Partners[5]
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti[6]
Services engineerM-E Engineers, Inc.[7]
General contractorHunt/Kajima[8]
Tenants
San Francisco Giants (MLB) (2000–present)
Fight Hunger Bowl (NCAA) (2002–2013)
San Francisco Demons (XFL) (2001)
California Redwoods (UFL) (2009)
California Golden Bears football (NCAA) (2011)
2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens

History

Design and construction

Originally designed to be a 42,000-seat stadium, there were slight modifications before the final design was complete. When the ballpark was brought to the ballot box in the fall of 1996 for voter approval, the stadium was 15° clockwise from its current position. Also the center-field scoreboard was atop the right-field wall and the Giants Pavilion Building were two separate buildings.[9] Groundbreaking on the ballpark began on December 11, 1997, in the industrial waterfront area of San Francisco known as China Basin in the up-and-coming neighborhoods of South Beach and Mission Bay. The stadium cost $357 million to build and supplanted the Giants' former home, Candlestick Park, a multi-use stadium in southeastern San Francisco that was also home to the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers until 2014, when they relocated to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. A team of engineers from UC Davis was consulted in the design process of the park, resulting in wind levels that are approximately half those at Candlestick. Fans had shivered through 40 seasons at "The 'Stick" and looked forward to warmer temperatures at the new ballpark.[10] But because Oracle Park, like its predecessor, is built right on San Francisco Bay, cold summer fog and winter jackets in July are still not unusual at Giants games, despite the higher average temperature.

When it opened on March 31, 2000, the ballpark was the first Major League Baseball ballpark built without public funds since the completion of Dodger Stadium in 1962.[11] However, the Giants did receive a $10 million tax abatement from the city and $80 million for upgrades to the local infrastructure (including a connection to the Muni Metro).[12] The Giants have a 66-year lease on the 12.5-acre (51,000 m2) ballpark site, paying $1.2 million in rent annually to the San Francisco Port Commission.[11] The park opened with a seating capacity of 40,800, but this has increased over time as seats have been added.

In April 2010, the stadium became the first MLB ballpark to receive LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance.[13]

Naming rights

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Barry Bonds passes Harmon Killebrew for seventh on the all-time home run list on May 13, 2002. Note the sign on the scoreboard saying "Pacific Bell Park".

On April 3, 1996, Pacific Bell, a telephone company serving California based in San Francisco, purchased the naming rights for the planned ballpark for $50 million for 24 years. The stadium was named Pacific Bell Park, or Pac Bell Park for short.[14]

Just days before the sponsorship was announced, SBC Communications had announced their intention to acquire Pacific Bell's parent company, Pacific Telesis, a deal which closed in April 1997. SBC eventually stopped using the Pacific Bell name for marketing, and reached an agreement with the Giants to change the stadium's name to SBC Park on January 1, 2004.[14]

After SBC bought AT&T Corporation on November 18, 2005, the name of the merged company became AT&T Inc. As a result, in 2006 the stadium was given its third name in six years: AT&T Park.[14]

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A Giants’ night game on September 25, 2018 vs. the San Diego Padres from a lower level view at Oracle Park

On January 9, 2019, it was reported that AT&T had given the Giants the option of ending the naming deal a year early, if the team could quickly find a new partner.[15] The Giants and Oracle Corporation came to a rapid agreement, with the old AT&T Park signs being replaced with temporary Oracle Park banners on January 10.[16]

Some fans still refer to the stadium as Pac Bell Park, as it was the first name given to the stadium. Others have nicknamed the stadium "The Phone Booth" or "Telephone Park", in response to its multiple name changes, while some referred to the stadium as "Some Big Corporation Park" during the SBC years. Others yet refer to it as "Mays Field" in honor of Giants great Willie Mays or simply "The Bell".[17] Many also refer to the stadium as "China Basin" or "McCovey Cove" after its location, which would be immune to changes in sponsorship naming.

Features

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The 24-foot (7.3 m) high wall in right field

The stadium contains 68 luxury suites, 5,200 club seats on the club level, and an additional 1,500 club seats at the field level behind home plate.

On the facing of the upper deck along the left-field line are the retired numbers of Bill Terry, Mel Ott, Carl Hubbell, Monte Irvin, Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, Juan Marichal, Orlando Cepeda, Jackie Robinson, Willie McCovey, and Gaylord Perry, as well as the retired uniforms, denoted "NY", of Christy Mathewson and John McGraw who played or managed in the pre-number era. These two pre-number–era retired uniforms are among only six such retired uniforms in all of the Major Leagues.

Oracle Park has a reputation of being a pitcher's park and the most pitcher-friendly ballpark in the National League, because the depth of the outfield limits home runs, according to ESPN.[18] ESPN's MLB Park Factors lists Oracle Park as having the fewest home runs per game 6 out of the past 7 years, the one exception coming in 2013, when it was the 3rd lowest.

In 2014, PETA declared the park to be the Most Vegetarian-Friendly MLB ballpark in the country. It held the top spot on the same list in 2011, 2006 and 2005.[19]

Right field and McCovey Cove

The most prominent feature of the ballpark is the right-field wall, which is 24 feet (7.3 m) high in honor of former Giants Willie Mays, who wore number 24. Because of the proximity to the San Francisco Bay, the right-field foul pole is only 309 feet (94 m) from home plate. The wall is made of brick, with fenced-off archways opening to the Cove beyond, above which are several rows of arcade seating. The fence angles quickly away from home plate; right-center field extends out to 421 feet (128 m) from home plate. Atop the fence are four pillars with fountains atop. Jets of water burst from the four pillars at the end of the National Anthem and also when the Giants hit a home run or win a game.

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The 50 "Splash Hit" counter

In the past, rubber chickens put up by fans whenever a Giants player (especially Barry Bonds) was intentionally walked, would line the foul portion of the wall. The fans would do this to show that the opposing team is "chicken" for not pitching right to the Giants players. In recent seasons, as the team's strength has shifted from hitting to pitching, fans will line up "K" signs with each strikeout by a Giants pitcher. To some seniors, the right field area vaguely suggests the layout at the Polo Grounds. This deep corner of the ballpark has been dubbed "Death Valley" and "Triples' Alley." Like its Polo Grounds counterpart, it is very difficult to hit a home run to this area, and a batted ball that finds its way into this corner often results in a triple. Triples' Alley is also infamous for bad bounces, most notably when Ichiro Suzuki hit the first-ever inside-the-park home run in an All-Star Game by lining the ball off one of the archways and sideways past the outfielders. Nate Schierholtz performed the same feat in the 2009 season as a pinch hitter. Aubrey Huff did it again in the 2010 season, as did Conor Gillaspie in 2011. Ángel Pagán ended a game in May 2013 with a two-run walk-off inside-the-park home run, the first of its kind at the then-named AT&T Park.

Beyond right field is China Basin, a section of San Francisco Bay, which is dubbed McCovey Cove after famed Giants first baseman and left-handed slugger Willie McCovey, and into which a number of home runs have been hit on the fly. As of December 1st, 2018, 78 "splash hits" (all by a lefty batter) have been knocked into the Cove by Giants players since the park opened; 35 of those were by Barry Bonds, and the most recent being Brandon Belt hitting one off Tyler Mahle of the Cincinnati Reds on May 15, 2018. These hits are tallied on an electronic counter on the right field wall. Opponents have hit the water on the fly 42 times; Todd Hundley of the Los Angeles Dodgers was the first visitor to do so on June 30, 2000. Curtis Granderson of the New York Mets, Luis Gonzalez of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cliff Floyd of the Chicago Cubs are the only visiting players to do so twice, while Carlos Delgado of the New York Mets has performed the feat three times. Adam LaRoche has also hit three splash hits, twice with the Arizona Diamondbacks and once with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers most recently hit one into the water as a visiting player on September 30, 2018 On June 27, 2010, David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox became the first American League player to hit a splash hit. The only other AL players who have done it are Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers on June 9, 2012 and Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox on August 13, 2014. Barry Bonds is the Giant who has hit the most home runs into "The Cove" as Giants fans call it and is the only one to have had hit 2 splash hits in one game (a feat he accomplished twice).[20]

Behind the scoreboard in center field there is a pier where ferries can tie up and let off fans right at the park. On game days, fans take to the water of McCovey Cove in boats and even in kayaks, often with fishing nets in the hope of collecting a home run ball. (This echoes what used to happen during McCovey's playing days. Before Candlestick Park's upper deck was extended, the area behind right field was occupied by three small bleacher sections and a lot of open space. Kids in those bleachers would gather behind the right field fence when "Stretch" would come to the plate.) Just beyond the wall behind the ballpark is a public waterfront promenade. Across the cove from the ballpark is McCovey Point and China Basin Park, featuring monuments to past Giants legends.

Rusty, the Coke bottle, and the glove

When the park opened in 2000, taking residence on the right field wall was Rusty, the Mechanical Man based on a theme of Old Navy since the wall was sponsored by the company. Rusty was a two-dimensional robotic ballplayer that stood 14 feet (4.3 m) tall and weighed 5½ tons. The Valencia-based firm, Technifex, engineered, fabricated and programmed Rusty to appear after major plays, during games, as a fully animated giant 1920s-era tin "toy". After technical problems arose with Rusty, it was removed from the Old Navy Splash Landing, though the enclosure that housed him remained for years. In 2006 the Old Navy sponsorship of the wall was terminated and renamed "Levi's Landing". In 2008, the enclosure was removed as that area near the right field foul pole was renovated for a new luxury party suite called the "McCovey Cove Loft".[21]

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The Coca-Cola bottle and old-fashioned glove

Behind the left field bleachers is "The Coca-Cola Fan Lot". The ballpark features an 80-foot (24 m) long Coca-Cola bottle with playground slides that lights up with every Giants home run, and a miniature version of the stadium. "The Coca-Cola Superslide" is popular with children as is with adults, and the terraced levels of the slides are a fun way to catch the game. Bubbles originally accompanied the bottle, but never worked as intended and were removed. If one were viewing the outfield promenade from home plate, directly to the bottle's right is another oversized representation of a ballpark stalwart, the "Giant 1927 Old-Time Four-Fingered Baseball Glove" — this particular one is made of steel and fiberglass. Behind and farther to the left is "The Little Giants Park" – a miniature baseball diamond — sort of a minor league tryout for Pee-Wee Ball.[22]

To the right of the glove sculpture is the elevator and large plaza area for functions and parties to be held during games. It's also the site of "Orlando's", the concessions stand of Giants great Orlando Cepeda. The signature fare at the stand is the "Caribbean Cha Cha Bowl". Right-center field features a real San Francisco cable car numbered 44 (retired cable car #4, formerly #504) in honor of Giants great Willie McCovey. Originally, the cable car had a label that stated "No Dodgers Fans Allowed", as well as one end of the car numbered 24 in honor of Willie Mays and the other end numbered 44 in honor of Willie McCovey[23]. The foghorn — a feature introduced at Candlestick Park by the current Giants ownership group – was transferred to Oracle and hung underneath the scoreboard. It blows when a Giants player hits a home run or at the conclusion of a Giants win. Continuing right takes one to the promenade above the Cove, so that one can make a completely uninterrupted circuit of the park at that concourse level. Both levels of the concourse, inside the stadium, feature not only concession stands of all sorts, but other attractions as well.

@Café

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Lou Seal has served as mascot of the San Francisco Giants since 1996.

Located behind the centerfield bleachers, the ballpark features the @Café,[24] a social media café, which opened in the 2013 season. The cafe serves Peet's Coffee and features large screens that show off fans' social media posts from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, which are curated by the Giants organization.

The cafe replaced a team-themed Build-A-Bear Workshop store, where fans could build their own stuffed Giants' mascot, Lou Seal, or create other Giants-themed stuffed animals.

Scoreboards

In addition to the automated scoreboards, which now include a new high-definition video board by Mitsubishi, the park has enormous manually-operated boards on the right field wall, which display the scores of Major League games being played elsewhere. The manual scoreboards are operated by three employees, whose work on game days starts at least two hours before the first pitch. A members-only bar, Gotham Club, is located behind the manual scoreboard, complete with a bowling alley and pool tables. Former players and VIPs are the only patrons of this exclusive area.

Wireless internet

Starting in 2004, the Giants installed 122 wireless internet access points, covering all concourses and seating areas, creating one of the largest public hotspots in the world[25] at the time.

San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame

For the inductees' names, see: San Francisco Giants § San Francisco Giants Wall of Famers

On September 23, 2008, the Giants Wall of Fame was unveiled on the King Street side of the ballpark,[26] as part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Giants' move to San Francisco. 48 retired players were inducted, based on longevity and achievement.[27] Eligibility requirements for players to be on the Wall are either five years as a San Francisco Giant with an All-Star Game appearance or nine years as a Giant.[28] Rich Aurilia and Shawn Estes were added in 2010.[29] Jason Schmidt and Marvin Benard were added in 2011, and Barry Bonds was added in 2017.[30]

Giants Home Attendance at Oracle Park
Season Attendance Avg./Game Rank
2000 3,318,800 40,973 2nd
2001 3,311,958 40,888 1st
2002 3,253,203 40,163 1st
2003 3,264,898 40,307 1st
2004 3,256,854 39,718 3rd
2005 3,181,023 39,272 3rd
2006 3,130,313 38,646 4th
2007 3,223,215 39,793 5th
2008 2,863,837 35,356 7th
2009 2,862,110 35,335 7th
2010 3,037,443 37,499 5th
2011 3,387,303 41,819 2nd
2012 3,377,371 41,696 2nd
2013 3,369,106 41,593 3rd
2014 3,368,697 41,589 3rd
2015 3,375,882 41,678 3rd
2016 3,365,256 41,546 3rd
2017 3,303,652 40,785 3rd
Source:[31]

Statues

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Main entrance with Willie Mays statue and 24 palm trees.

Outside the ballpark are six statues, five of which are dedicated to San Francisco Giants all-time greats.

The Willie Mays Statue is located in front of the ballpark entrance at 24 Willie Mays Plaza and is surrounded with 24 palm trees, in honor of his number 24 uniform, retired by the Giants. It was dedicated at noon on March 31, 2000, prior to the opening of the ballpark and was commissioned by Giants Managing Partner Peter Magowan and his wife Debby.[32]

Another statue is located at McCovey Point across McCovey Cove, and is dedicated to Willie McCovey. Around the Willie McCovey Statue are a number of plaques that celebrate the winners of the Willie Mac Award. The statue is located at China Basin Park next to The Barry Bonds Junior Giants Field, a T-ball park. Also located on the sea wall promenade are plaques showing the Opening Day roster of every Giants team from 1958 through 1999. Giants fans who contributed funds to China Basin Park, had their own tiles with their own inscriptions set into the wall.[33]

A third statue, dedicated in 2005, honors former Giants pitcher Juan Marichal, and is located outside the ballpark at the Lefty O'Doul Gate entrance. The fourth statue is located at the park's ferry plaza behind center field, also known as Seals Plaza; a statue of a seal bobbing a baseball on its nose honors the memory of the San Francisco Seals, the minor league baseball club that played before the arrival of the Giants in 1958.

On September 6, 2008, during a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, a fifth statue depicting former Giants great Orlando Cepeda was dedicated at the corner of 2nd and King Streets next to the ballpark. A sixth statue, dedicated on August 13, 2016, honors former Giants pitcher Gaylord Perry and is also located at the corner of 2nd and King Streets next to the ballpark. All five statues of the Giants Hall of Fame players were created by sculptor William Behrends of North Carolina.

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Oracle Park, with the Bay Bridge in the background and McCovey Cove on the right

Left field Chevron banner and ground rules issues

A feature of the ballpark is the long-running Chevron advertisement, located in left field, featuring an outline of the company's claymation Chevron Cars, though the top 'roofs' of the cars (along with a dog and a surfboard hanging out a car window) are extended out (though with traditional structure and cushioning behind it)[34], rendering it several inches higher than the wall base, and creating a ground rules issue. Several instances where potential over-the-wall catches to take away home runs were thwarted have occurred because of the advertisement's top dimensions: for example, during Game 3 of the 2016 NLDS against the Chicago Cubs, Kris Bryant hit a ball well into left field. Giants left fielder Gregor Blanco attempted a catch, but the ball landed on the roof of one of the cars, past the wall and out of his reach, rendering it a homerun and tying the game in the top of the ninth inning (though the Giants would win the game in extra innings for their only win in the series).[35] There are also apocryphal stories of Giant players jokingly saying they would saw the tops of the Chevron cars off if they resulted in opposing home runs being unable to be caught.

Notable events

2000s

The opening series took place April 11–13, 2000 against the Los Angeles Dodgers (the team the Giants faced in their final series at Candlestick Park), and the Giants were swept in three games. In the first game of that series, the Giants lost 6–5, highlighted by three home runs from the Dodgers' Kevin Elster. On May 1, 2000, Barry Bonds became the first player to hit a "splash hit" home run into McCovey Cove.

In just its first few years of existence, the ballpark saw its share of historic events primarily due to veteran Giants outfielder Barry Bonds. On April 17, 2001, Bonds hit his 500th career home run at then-Pacific Bell Park. Later that year, he set the single season home run record when he hit home runs number 71, 72, and 73 over the weekend of October 5 to close the season. On August 9, 2002, Bonds hit his 600th career home run at the park. On April 12, 2004, Bonds hit career home run 660 at SBC Park to tie Willie Mays for third on the all-time list and on the next night, he hit number 661 to move into sole possession of third place. On September 17, 2004, Bonds hit his 700th career home run at the park to become just the third member of baseball's 700 club. On May 28, 2006, Bonds hit his 715th home run at the park to pass Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time list. On August 7, 2007, Bonds hit his 756th home run, breaking Hank Aaron's record.

The park hosted games three through five of the 2002 World Series against the Anaheim Angels, which the Giants lost four games to three. It also hosted the 2007 MLB All-Star Game, which the American League won 5–4 over the National League.

On July 10, 2009, the Giants' Jonathan Sánchez pitched the first no-hitter at Oracle Park.

2010s

On October 27 & 28, 2010, the Giants hosted the first two games of the World Series, beating the Texas Rangers in both games. They ultimately went on to win the series, their first championship since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958, though the clinching game was played at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington rather than at Oracle Park.

On June 13, 2012, Matt Cain threw the 22nd perfect game in MLB history — and first in Giants history — against the Houston Astros.

Oracle Park hosted Games 1 and 2 of the 2012 World Series on October 24 and 25. The Giants beat the Detroit Tigers twice, 8–3 and 2–0 respectively. The Giants would go on to win the 2012 World Series in a four-game sweep at Comerica Park.

The stadium hosted of the semifinal and final rounds of the 2013 World Baseball Classic on March 17–19.

On July 23, 2013, due to a previous rain-out in Cincinnati, Oracle Park served as the "home" venue of the Cincinnati Reds for the second game of a doubleheader against the Giants.[36] Giants manager Bruce Bochy won his 1,500th career game.

On June 25, 2014, Tim Lincecum pitched the 3rd no hitter at Oracle Park against the San Diego Padres in a 4-0 win. It was his 2nd no hitter of his career, with both of them coming against the Padres.

Oracle Park hosted Games 3, 4, and 5 of the 2014 World Series on October 24, 25, and 26. The Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 2 out of the 3 games played at Oracle Park, losing Game 3, 3–2, before winning Games 4 and 5, 11–4 and 5–0 respectively. They ultimately went on to win the series in seven games, with the clinching game played at Kauffman Stadium rather than at Oracle Park. As of 2017, the Giants have not hosted a World Series clincher at Oracle Park, but they did host one at Candlestick Park in 1962, which was won by the New York Yankees.

On June 15, 2015, the Giants set a record for most consecutive home losses at Oracle Park at nine straight games with a 5-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners. This losing streak was the Giants' longest since an 11-game home loss streak at the Polo Grounds in New York in 1940.[37]

From October 1, 2010 to July 18, 2017, Oracle Park recorded 530 consecutive sellouts, the second longest in Major League history behind Fenway Park's 794 consecutive sellouts from 2003 to 2013.

Non-baseball events

Giants Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary of the San Francisco Giants created and headed by longtime team executive Pat Gallagher, brings non-baseball events to Oracle Park on days when the Giants do not play. Prominent among these has been the usage of the stadium for football. It has also hosted a range of other sporting and musical events.

Football

The park was home to the XFL's San Francisco Demons in 2001, was the home of the East-West Shrine Game (until 2006), and was the former home stadium of the California Redwoods of the UFL in 2009.

From 2002 to 2013, it was also home to college football's Redbox Bowl when the game was known as the San Francisco Bowl, Emerald Bowl, and Fight Hunger Bowl. In 2011, Oracle Park became the temporary home football stadium for the California Golden Bears while Cal's on-campus stadium, California Memorial Stadium, underwent renovation.[38]

Oracle Park also hosted its first high school football game in 2011, the Central Coast Section Division III football championship game between long-time San Francisco rivals St. Ignatius College Preparatory and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory.[39]

In January 2019, it was reported that the Oakland Raiders had considered temporarily moving to Oracle Park for the 2019 NFL season, as an interim measure before construction of a stadium in their new home city of Las Vegas is complete for 2020.[40] However, the 49ers refused to waive their territorial rights[41], and the Raiders would ultimately reach an agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to return to the Oakland Coliseum for the 2019 season with a provision for the 2020 season should construction of the Las Vegas Stadium be delayed.[42]

Soccer

On February 10, 2006, the U.S. men's soccer team defeated Japan 3–2 at Oracle in a friendly.

A match of the 2011 World Football Challenge between Manchester City and Club America was held at Oracle, drawing a crowd of 11,250.

On March 17, 2012, the Houston Dynamo defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 in a regular season Major League Soccer match at Oracle.

Date Winning Team Result Losing Team Tournament Spectators
February 10, 2006  United States 3–2  Japan International Friendly 37,365
July 16, 2011 England Manchester City 2–0 Mexico Club América 2011 World Football Challenge 11,250
March 17, 2012 United States Houston Dynamo 1–0 United States San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer 21,816

Concerts

Date Artist Opening act(s) Tour / Concert name Attendance Revenue Notes
May 18, 2001 Dave Matthews Band Macy Gray
Angelique Kidjo
Summer 2001 Tour 73,056 / 73,056 $3,634,536 Carlos Santana and Karl Perazzo were special guests.[43]
May 19, 2001 Trey Anastasio was the special guest.[44]
November 8, 2002 The Rolling Stones Sheryl Crow Licks Tour
November 9, 2002
August 16, 2003 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band The Rising Tour 40,702 / 40,702 $3,134,054
August 12, 2005 Dave Matthews Band The Black Eyed Peas
Jem
Summer 2005 Tour 50,786 / 55,000 $2,920,195
September 24, 2005 Green Day Jimmy Eat World
Flogging Molly
American Idiot World Tour 45,000 / 45,000 $1,875,675
November 13, 2005 The Rolling Stones Metallica
Everclear
A Bigger Bang 87,054 / 88,264 $11,210,733
November 15, 2005
November 29, 2007 Fall Out Boy Gym Class Heroes
Plain White T's
Cute Is What We Aim For
Doug
Young Wild Things Tour
June 8, 2008 Kenny Chesney Brooks & Dunn
LeAnn Rimes
Gary Allan
Luke Bryan
Poets and Pirates Tour 34,328 / 37,033 $3,036,391
July 18, 2009 Kenny Chesney Lady Antebellum
Miranda Lambert
Sun City Carnival Tour 36,258 / 37,411 $2,516,347
July 10, 2010 Paul McCartney Up and Coming Tour 40,512 / 40,512 $4,752,027 This show marked his first performance in the city since The Beatles performed at Candlestick Park in 1966.
July 14, 2012 Roger Waters The Wall Live 33,193 / 33,193 $4,151,510
August 5, 2014 Beyoncé & Jay Z On the Run Tour 73,020 / 73,020 $8,887,539
August 6, 2014
September 5, 2015 Billy Joel Billy Joel in Concert 37,064 / 37,064 $3,924,448
September 25, 2015 AC/DC Vintage Trouble Rock or Bust World Tour 46,167 / 46,167 $4,446,189
February 6, 2016 Metallica Cage the Elephant WorldWired Tour 41,119 / 43,681 $4,341,114
August 9, 2016 Guns N' Roses The Struts Not in This Lifetime... Tour 38,173 / 38,173 $5,597,843
September 4, 2016 Journey The Doobie Brothers Eclipse Tour
August 13, 2017 Lady Gaga DJ White Shadow Joanne World Tour 39,225 / 39,225 $4,674,972
November 9, 2017 Metallica Dave Matthews
G-Eazy
Dead & Company
Raphael Siddiq
Rancid
WorldWired Tour 38,387 / 38,387 $3,547,160 Band Together concert for Northern California wildfire relief[45]
August 21, 2018 Ed Sheeran Snow Patrol
Anne-Marie
÷ Tour 38,647 / 38,647 $4,199,073
September 20, 2018 Eagles Zac Brown Band

The Doobie Brothers

An Evening With The Eagles 2018 TBA TBA
September 21, 2018 Def Leppard
Journey
Foreigner Def Leppard & Journey 2018 Tour TBA TBA

Rugby

The stadium hosted the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens from July 20 to July 22.[46]

In video games

A virtual recreation of the park was created as a gig venue for Guitar Hero World Tour.

In the game Watch Dogs 2, a stadium, called Nudle Park, based on Oracle Park is recreated. Its location is also in San Francisco, and is in the same region.

In TV

In summer 2010, the park hosted an audition stop for the 2011 (10th) season of American Idol.

Other events

The stadium hosted an AMA Supercross Championship round from 2003 to 2010.[47]

The Mavericks big-wave surfing contest is broadcast live on the giant video display at Oracle Park when the event is held. In 2006, the park hosted ICER AIR the first stadium big-air ski and snowboard competition to be held in the United States.

San Francisco Opera partnered with Giants Enterprises to do three broadcasts, most recently Tosca, in June and September 2009.

In October 2013, rapper Kanye West rented out the stadium and the scoreboard for a private event, which turned out to be an elaborate marriage proposal to his girlfriend, reality personality Kim Kardashian.[48]

Starting in 2015, the stadium is host to the commencement exercises of San Francisco State University.

See also

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External links

2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens

The 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens was the seventh edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Organised by World Rugby, it was held at AT&T Park, now known as Oracle Park, in San Francisco, United States. A total of 84 matches (52 men's and 32 women's) were played over three days from July 20–22, 2018 with both tournaments being played for the first time in a knock-out only format.

New Zealand won the championship for both events — defeating England in the men's final and France in the women's final.

2019 Major League Baseball season

The 2019 Major League Baseball season began on March 20 and is scheduled to end on September 29. It is the 150th anniversary of professional baseball, dating back to the 1869 foundation of the Cincinnati Reds. The postseason will begin on October 1. The World Series is set to begin on October 22 and a potential Game 7 will be played on October 30. The entire schedule was released on August 22, 2018.The 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held on July 9 at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians.

2019 New York Mets season

The 2019 New York Mets season will be the franchise's 58th season and the team's 11th season at Citi Field.

2019 Oakland Raiders season

The 2019 Oakland Raiders season will be the 60th overall season of the Oakland Raiders franchise, the franchise's 50th season in the National Football League and their second under head coach Jon Gruden since his rehiring by the organization (sixth overall).

After initially stating they would not return to the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum for 2019, the Raiders were effectively forced to return to the stadium after their regional rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, blocked an effort to play at Oracle Park while they await the completion of Las Vegas Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. Assuming Las Vegas Stadium is in a usable state by 2020, this will be the 25th and final season in the team's second tenure in Oakland.

Prior to the season, the Raiders hired former NFL Network draft guru and former NBC's Notre Dame Football color commentator Mike Mayock as general manager.

2019 San Francisco Giants season

The 2019 San Francisco Giants season will be the Giants' 137th year in Major League Baseball, their 62nd year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 20th at Oracle Park. This season will be the last for Bruce Bochy as manager of the Giants.

2nd and King station

2nd and King station is a Muni Metro light rail station located in the median of King Street near Second Street in the China Basin neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It is adjacent to Oracle Park. Muni Metro trains use a high-level island platform, while historic streetcars use a pair of side platforms just to the south.

Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame honors sports figures who have made a significant impact in the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization is a section 501(c)(3) non-profit, that was created by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in 1979.

Bullpen

In baseball, the bullpen (or simply the pen) is the area where relief pitchers warm-up before entering a game. A team's roster of relief pitchers is also metonymically referred to as "the bullpen". These pitchers usually wait in the bullpen if they have not yet played in a game, rather than in the dugout with the rest of the team. The starting pitcher also makes his final pregame warm-up throws in the bullpen. Managers can call coaches in the bullpen on an in-house telephone from the dugout to tell a certain pitcher to begin his warm-up tosses.

Each team generally has its own bullpen consisting of two pitching rubbers and plates at regulation distance from each other. In most Major League Baseball parks, the bullpens are situated out-of-play behind the outfield fence. There are currently three MLB parks with bullpens in playable foul territory: Oracle Park, Oakland Coliseum and Tropicana Field.

Candlestick Park

Candlestick Park was an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium on the West Coast of the United States, located in San Francisco's Bayview Heights area. The stadium was originally the home of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants, who played there from 1960 until moving into Pacific Bell Park (since renamed Oracle Park) in 2000. It was also the home field of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League from 1971 through 2013. The 49ers moved to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara for the 2014 season. The last event held at Candlestick was a concert by Paul McCartney in August 2014, and the demolition of the stadium was completed in September 2015.

The stadium was situated at Candlestick Point on the western shore of the San Francisco Bay. (Candlestick Point was named for the "Candlestick birds" that populated the area for many years.) Due to Candlestick Park's location next to the bay, strong winds often swirled down into the stadium, creating unusual playing conditions. At the time of its construction in the late 1950s, the stadium site was one of the few pieces of land available in the city that was suitable for a sports stadium and had space for the 10,000 parking spaces promised to the Giants.

The surface of the field for most of its existence was natural bluegrass, but for nine seasons, from 1970 to 1978, the stadium had artificial turf. A "sliding pit" configuration, with dirt cut-outs only around the bases, was installed in 1971, primarily to keep the dust down in the breezy conditions. Following the 1978 football season, the playing surface was restored to natural grass.

Embarcadero (San Francisco)

The Embarcadero is the eastern waterfront and roadway of the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, along San Francisco Bay. It was constructed on reclaimed land along a three mile long engineered seawall, from which piers extend into the bay. It derives its name from the Spanish verb embarcar, meaning "to embark"; embarcadero itself means "the place to embark". The Central Embarcadero Piers Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 2002.The Embarcadero right-of-way begins at the intersection of Second and King Streets near Oracle Park, and travels north, passing under the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. The Embarcadero continues north past the Ferry Building at Market Street, Pier 39, and Fisherman's Wharf, before ending at Pier 45. A section of The Embarcadero which ran between Folsom Street and Drumm Street was formerly known as East Street.

For three decades, until it was torn down in 1991, the Embarcadero Freeway dominated the area. The subsequent redevelopment and restoration efforts have, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, "contributed to a remarkable urban waterfront renaissance", with the Embarcadero Historic District serving as a "major economic engine for the Bay Area".

Golden Gate Ferry

Golden Gate Ferry is a commuter ferry service operated by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District in the Bay Area of Northern California. Regular service is run to the Ferry Building in San Francisco from Larkspur, Sausalito, and Tiburon in Marin County, with additional service from Larkspur to Oracle Park for San Francisco Giants games. The ferry service is funded primarily by passenger fares and Golden Gate Bridge tolls.

Lefty O'Doul Bridge

The Lefty O'Doul Bridge (also known as the Third Street Bridge or China Basin Bridge) is a drawbridge connecting the China Basin and Mission Bay neighborhoods of San Francisco, carrying Third Street across the Mission Creek Channel. It is located directly adjacent to Oracle Park.

It opened in 1933 and was renamed in 1969 in honor of the famous baseball player Lefty O'Doul.

The bridge carries five lanes of traffic. During normal conditions, the two easternmost lanes carry northbound traffic, the two westernmost lanes carry southbound traffic, and the center lane is reversible. Before, during, and after events at neighboring Oracle Park, the two easternmost lanes are closed to vehicles and used exclusively by pedestrians, while the remaining two easternmost lanes are reversible.The bridge was seen in a chase sequence in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill.The bridge was also a key story point in the 1973 Clint Eastwood movies Magnum Force (during the climax involving a car chase), and in The Enforcer in 1976.

The bridge was also seen in the 2015 movie San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario.

The bridge will also appear in the yet to be released, 2020 movie musical "Emily or Oscar," directed by Chris M. Allport.

List of San Francisco Giants seasons

The San Francisco Giants are a professional baseball team based in San Francisco, California. They have been a member of the National League (NL), as a part of Major League Baseball, since the team's inception in 1883. They joined the NL West following the establishment of divisions within the league in 1969. The Giants played 75 seasons in New York City, New York, as the New York Gothams and New York Giants, spending the majority of their seasons at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan. The Giants relocated to San Francisco in 1958, briefly playing at Seals Stadium. After sharing Candlestick Park for 29 years with the San Francisco 49ers National Football League team, the Giants moved to their current home, Oracle Park, in 2000. From October 1, 2010 through June 16, 2017, the Giants recorded a National League-record 530 consecutive sellouts.The Giants are one of the most successful teams in Major League Baseball history, having won more games than any other team and having the second highest winning percentage. Their eight World Series titles are tied for fourth-most in baseball, while their 23 pennants are the most in the National League, and second-most overall. Their first title came in 1905 against the Philadelphia Athletics, where they won the series 4–1. They claimed four consecutive National League pennants between 1921 and 1924, going on to beat cross-town team the New York Yankees in the World Series on two of those occasions. Their fourth title came in 1933 as they beat the Washington Senators in five games. The 1951 season saw the Giants beat their rivals the Brooklyn Dodgers in a three-game playoff for the National League pennant. The Giants won the series 2–1 on a walk-off home run by Bobby Thomson in game 3, a moment remembered as the Shot Heard 'Round the World. They went on to lose in the World Series to the Yankees. A 4–0 series sweep of the Cleveland Indians in the 1954 World Series earned the Giants their fifth title.

Until 2010, the Giants were without a title since relocation to San Francisco — at the time this was the third-longest World Series winning drought in the league. They have made it to the World Series on six occasions following the move, but were on the losing side each of the first three times. Among those was the 1989 World Series, when the "Bay Bridge Series", being contested against neighboring team the Oakland Athletics, was interrupted by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake; the series was postponed for ten days, and the Giants were eventually swept by the A's. The club ended its title-winning drought in 2010, as they beat the Texas Rangers 4–1 to bring the Commissioner's Trophy to San Francisco for the first time in the city's history. The Giants won their second title in San Francisco in 2012, sweeping the Detroit Tigers, and won again for the third time in five years in 2014, defeating the Kansas City Royals in seven games.

McCovey Cove

McCovey Cove is the unofficial name of a section of San Francisco Bay beyond the right field wall of Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, named after famed Giants first baseman Willie McCovey. The proper name for the cove is China Basin, which is the mouth of Mission Creek as it meets the bay. The cove is bounded along the north by Oracle Park, with a ferry landing and a breakwater at the northeast end. The southern shore is lined by China Basin Park and McCovey Point. To the east, it opens up to San Francisco Bay, while the west end of the cove is bounded by the Lefty O'Doul Bridge, named after San Francisco ballplayer and manager Lefty O'Doul.

Mission Creek

Mission Creek (from Spanish: misión) is a river in San Francisco, California. Once navigable from the Mission Bay inland to the vicinity of Mission Dolores, where several smaller creeks converged to form it, Mission Creek has long since been largely culverted. Its only remaining portion above-ground is the Mission Creek Channel which drains into China Basin.The two Ramaytush Indian villages of Chutchui and Sitlintac were located on Mission Creek.

Declared by the state legislature in 1854 to be a navigable stream, it retains the designation today, even though most of it was vacated for use by boats in 1874 and later filled in.Soil liquefaction, such as that which killed numerous people in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, has been known to occur along buried portions of the creek.The China Basin Building was erected on the creek's north bank in the 1920s and used for off-loading and processing bananas through the 1950s. In the 1970s it was known as the Del Monte Building and used as a food distribution site by the Hearst family in response to the demands of the SLA.A community of house boats has existed along the creek's south bank since 1960 when the state of California moved the houseboat community there from Islais Creek to make way for merchant ship trading.The mouth of Mission Creek has been known to Major League Baseball fans as McCovey Cove ever since the year 2000 when the San Francisco Giants relocated from their former home at Candlestick Park to Oracle Park on the creek's north bank. Balls hit over the right field wall splash-land in the water there.

Oracle Arena

The Oracle Arena is an indoor arena located in Oakland, California, United States, and is the home of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The arena opened in 1966 and is the oldest arena in the NBA. From its opening until 1996 it was known as the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena. After a major renovation completed in 1997, the arena was renamed The Arena in Oakland until 2005 and Oakland Arena from 2005 to 2006. It is often referred to as the Oakland Coliseum Arena as it is located adjacent to the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum. Oracle Arena seats 19,596 fans for basketball.

Port of San Francisco

The Port of San Francisco is a semi-independent organization that oversees the port facilities at San Francisco, California, United States. It is run by a five-member commission, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Supervisors. The Port is responsible for managing the larger waterfront area that extends from the anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge, along the Marina district, all the way around the north and east shores of the city of San Francisco including Fisherman's Wharf and the Embarcadero, and southward to the city line just beyond Candlestick Point. In 1968 the State of California, via the California State Lands Commission for the State-operated San Francisco Port Authority (est. 1957), transferred its responsibilities for the Harbor of San Francisco waterfront to the City and County of San Francisco / San Francisco Harbor Commission through the Burton Act AB2649. All eligible State port authority employees had the option to become employees of the City and County of San Francisco to maintain consistent operation of the Port of San Francisco.

The Port of San Francisco lies on the western edge of the San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate. It has been called one of the three great natural harbors in the world, but it took two long centuries for navigators from Spain and England to find the anchorage originally called Yerba Buena: a port, as was said in its early days, in which all the fleets of the world could find anchorage.The port area under the Commission's control comprises nearly eight miles of waterfront lands, commercial real estate and maritime piers from Hyde Street on the north to India Basin in the southeast. The list of landmarks under port control include Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, the Ferry Building, Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park, SBC Park and Pacific Bell Park), located next to China Basin and Pier 70 at Potrero Point. Huge covered piers on piles jut out into San Francisco bay along much of the waterfront, bordered by the Embarcadero roadway. In 2015, the City, acting through the Port of San Francisco, launched the San Francisco Seawall Earthquake Safety and Disaster Prevention Program (Seawall Program).

Third Street (San Francisco)

Third Street is a north-south street in San Francisco, California, running through the Downtown, Mission Bay, Potrero Point, Dogpatch, and Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhoods. The road turns into Kearny Street north of Market Street and connects into Bayshore Boulevard south of Meade Avenue. It was formerly called Kentucky Street in the Dogpatch and Railroad Avenue in the Bayview.Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants play at Oracle Park on the intersection Third and King.

The majority of the street is served by the T Third Street light rail line. It was the first new light rail line in San Francisco in more than half a century, and the first fully accessible line in the system. It is also the first true light rail line in the mostly streetcar Muni Metro system, as it operates primarily in the median.In 2009, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom proposed Third Street be renamed for former mayor Willie Brown.In the 1960s, Third Street was known as San Francisco's "skid row", with most of its (then much smaller) homeless population concentrating there.

The street has featured as a filming location in numerous films, perhaps the most notable scene being in the James Bond film A View to a Kill (1985) where Bond escaped from police wrongly suspecting him of murder in a fire engine driven by Stacey Sutton and cut himself off from pursuing patrol cars by jumping over the rising Lefty O'Doul Drawbridge.

Vallejo Station

Vallejo Station is an inter-modal transit station in Vallejo, California. It is located at the western part of Central Vallejo and includes the Vallejo Ferry Terminal, a multi-story parking garage/paseo and the Vallejo Transit Center bus station.

The ferry terminal serves as a through stop and part-time terminal for the Vallejo Ferry, which travels between Mare Island and Pier 41 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, making stops at Vallejo and the San Francisco Ferry Building along the way, however, both Mare Island and Pier 41 are also part-time terminals for the ferry, and most trips on the ferry only serve Vallejo and the Ferry Building. Vallejo Ferry Terminal additionally serves as the northern terminal for the seasonal Vallejo Giants Ferry to Oracle Park. The Vallejo Giants Ferry only operates on weekday evenings and weekends for select Giants home games throughout the baseball season; weekday evening service only operates northbound from Oracle Park to Vallejo 20 minutes after the last out of the game, while weekend service operates bidirectionally between Vallejo and Oracle Park, also returning to Vallejo 20 minutes after the last out of the game. The Vallejo Ferry Terminal's Ticket Office is open on weekdays between 5:30am and 5:00pm, and on weekends and holidays between 8:00am and 5:00pm.

The Vallejo Transit Center serves as the headquarters and central transfer point for SolTrans, with additional service to the bus station provided by Flixbus and VINE Transit. The Vallejo Convention and Visitor's Bureau headquarters is also located inside of the Ferry Terminal.

A California Historical Landmark marker at the transit center denotes the site of the former California State Capitol in Vallejo.

List of Home Team Splash Hits 
# Player Date Opponent Pitcher
1 Barry Bonds May 1, 2000 New York Mets Rich Rodriguez
2 Barry Bonds May 10, 2000 St. Louis Cardinals Andy Benes
3 Barry Bonds May 10, 2000 St. Louis Cardinals Heathcliff Slocumb
4 Barry Bonds May 24, 2000 Montreal Expos Mike Thurman
5 Barry Bonds July 19, 2000 San Diego Padres Brian Meadows
6 Barry Bonds September 20, 2000 Cincinnati Reds Steve Parris
7 Barry Bonds April 17, 2001 Los Angeles Dodgers Terry Adams
8 Barry Bonds April 18, 2001 Los Angeles Dodgers Chan Ho Park
9 Barry Bonds May 24, 2001 Colorado Rockies John Thomson
10 Felipe Crespo May 28, 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks Bret Prinz
11 Barry Bonds May 30, 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks Robert Ellis
12 Barry Bonds June 12, 2001 Anaheim Angels Pat Rapp
13 Felipe Crespo July 8, 2001 Milwaukee Brewers Curtis Leskanic
14 Barry Bonds August 4, 2001 Philadelphia Phillies Nelson Figueroa
15 Barry Bonds August 14, 2001 Florida Marlins Ricky Bones
16 Barry Bonds August 31, 2001 Colorado Rockies John Thomson
17 Barry Bonds September 29, 2001 San Diego Padres Chuck McElroy
18 Barry Bonds May 13, 2002 Atlanta Braves Kevin Millwood
19 Barry Bonds May 18, 2002 Florida Marlins Brad Penny
20 Barry Bonds May 18, 2002 Florida Marlins Vic Darensbourg
21 Barry Bonds September 8, 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks Brian Anderson
22 Barry Bonds September 28, 2002 Houston Astros Jeriome Robertson
23 Barry Bonds October 12, 2002 St. Louis Cardinals Chuck Finley
24 Barry Bonds April 14, 2003 Houston Astros Wade Miller
25 Barry Bonds April 30, 2003 Chicago Cubs Matt Clement
26 J. T. Snow June 5, 2003 Minnesota Twins Kyle Lohse
27 Barry Bonds June 27, 2003 Oakland Athletics Ted Lilly
28 Jose Cruz Jr. July 8, 2003 St. Louis Cardinals Dan Haren
29 Barry Bonds August 8, 2003 Philadelphia Phillies Jose Mesa
30 Barry Bonds August 19, 2003 Atlanta Braves Ray King
31 Barry Bonds September 13, 2003 Milwaukee Brewers Doug Davis
32 Barry Bonds April 12, 2004 Milwaukee Brewers Matt Kinney
33 Barry Bonds April 13, 2004 Milwaukee Brewers Ben Ford
34 Michael Tucker May 30, 2004 Colorado Rockies Joe Kennedy
35 A. J. Pierzynski July 6, 2004 Colorado Rockies Denny Stark
36 Barry Bonds July 30, 2004 St. Louis Cardinals Chris Carpenter
37 Barry Bonds August 3, 2004 Cincinnati Reds Cory Lidle
38 Michael Tucker April 9, 2005 Colorado Rockies Scott Dohmann
39 Randy Winn September 14, 2005 San Diego Padres Woody Williams
40 Barry Bonds September 18, 2005 Los Angeles Dodgers Hong-Chih Kuo
41 Barry Bonds August 21, 2006 Arizona Diamondbacks Livan Hernandez
42 Barry Bonds April 18, 2007 St. Louis Cardinals Ryan Franklin
43 Ryan Klesko May 21, 2007 Houston Astros Trever Miller
44 Ryan Klesko June 29, 2007 Arizona Diamondbacks Livan Hernandez
45 Barry Bonds August 8, 2007 Washington Nationals Tim Redding
46 Fred Lewis April 26, 2008 Cincinnati Reds Matt Belisle
47 John Bowker July 2, 2008 Chicago Cubs Ryan Dempster
48 Andres Torres June 15, 2009 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim John Lackey
49 Pablo Sandoval July 30, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies Rodrigo Lopez
50 Pablo Sandoval August 29, 2009 Colorado Rockies Jason Marquis
51 Aubrey Huff May 1, 2010 Colorado Rockies Rafael Betancourt
52 Aubrey Huff June 16, 2010 Baltimore Orioles Jeremy Guthrie
53 Andres Torres July 28, 2010 Florida Marlins Jorge Sosa
54 Pablo Sandoval August 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs Randy Wells
55 Pablo Sandoval September 30, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks Barry Enright
56 Pablo Sandoval July 4, 2011 San Diego Padres Ernesto Frieri
57 Nate Schierholtz July 8, 2011 New York Mets R. A. Dickey
58 Pablo Sandoval August 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rodrigo Lopez
59 Carlos Beltran September 14, 2011 San Diego Padres Mat Latos
60 Brandon Belt September 27, 2011 Colorado Rockies Alex White
61 Brandon Belt June 14, 2012 Houston Astros Wandy Rodriguez
62 Brandon Belt September 4, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks Ian Kennedy
63 Pablo Sandoval May 12, 2013 Atlanta Braves Kris Medlen
64 Brandon Crawford April 13, 2014 Colorado Rockies Rex Brothers
65 Tyler Colvin May 12, 2014 Atlanta Braves Gavin Floyd
66 Brandon Crawford May 14, 2014 Atlanta Braves David Carpenter
67 Travis Ishikawa September 12, 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Kevin Correia
68 Brandon Belt September 25, 2014 San Diego Padres Andrew Cashner
69 Brandon Belt June 8, 2016 Boston Red Sox David Price
70 Denard Span June 13, 2016 Milwaukee Brewers Chase Anderson
71 Denard Span August 20, 2016 New York Mets Bartolo Colón
72 Brandon Belt May 13, 2017 Cincinnati Reds Lisalverto Bonilla
73 Brandon Belt June 10, 2017 Minnesota Twins Jose Berrios
74 Denard Span July 7, 2017 Miami Marlins Dan Straily
75 Denard Span July 19, 2017 Cleveland Indians Carlos Carrasco
76 Denard Span September 11, 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda
77 Pablo Sandoval April 4, 2018 Seattle Mariners Félix Hernández
78 Brandon Belt May 15, 2018 Cincinnati Reds Tyler Mahle
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