Having grown up a Giants fan, CEO Larry Baer has seen just about every great player who’s donned on that cream jersey and taken the field in San Francisco.
Since first gracing the shores of the West Coast in 1958, the Giants have won three World Series titles and seen a handful of players be named the National League MVP.
While on KNBR 680 earlier this week, Baer was asked to give his list of favorite three Giants players, something that the show’s hosts had been doing in a previous segment.
“The first two would be Willie Mays and Willie McCovey,” Baer said on the “Murph and Mac” show. “They were my childhood.”
Baer then took care to say there were plenty of names in a tie for that third spot.
“So Willie Mays No. 1, Willie McCovey No. 2, and [a] 238-player tie for third,” he jokingly said.
Mays and McCovey both won MVP trophies in San Francisco in the 1960s, and each now rightfully resides in Cooperstown as a Hall of Famer.
It’s safe to say every Giants fan can’t wait to return to the Plaza and Cove that bear their names and take in a game in person at Oracle Park.