Factbox: World Series champion San Francisco Giants

ARLINGTON, Texas (BestGrowthStock) – Factbox on the San Francisco Giants, who beat the Texas Rangers on Monday to win the 2010 World Series.

* The Giants are one of baseball’s oldest teams. Originally based in New York, they joined the National League in 1883 and were originally known as the Gothams.

* They became the New York Giants in 1885 and won World Series titles in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933 and 1954 as well as 17 National League pennants.

* In 1958, the Giants relocated to San Francisco and made the World Series in 1962, losing 4-3 to the New York Yankees.

* The Giants also made the World Series in 1989, losing to Oakland 4-0, and 2002, losing to Anaheim 4-3.

* They won 92 games during the 2010 regular season to clinch the National League West title but only secured their place in the playoffs on the last day of the season.

* The Giants’ best-known player is Hall of Famer Willie Mays, who spent 22 seasons with the club from 1951 to 1972 and hit 646 home runs.

(Reporting by Julian Linden; Editing by Frank Pingue)

Factbox: World Series champion San Francisco Giants