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The Giants' franchise is synonymous with the history of baseball, going back to its Elysian Fields beginnings in New York City. In 1888 they were owned by an unlikely fellow named Jim Mutrie, who may or may not have gazed upon his charges and, admiring them earn victory, called them “my giants.” This may or may not have resulted in a game story in The World, which may or may not have been written by a P.J. Donahue, which may or may not be the first reference to the New York National League baseball club as the “Giants.”


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The man most identified in the media - with Magowan gone - is Baer, who has earned his way to the top of an egalitarian organization with skill and smarts. He is a City native, Cal graduate and one-time “announcer” for the Oakland A's when Finley was such a cheapskate he used the university radio station to “broadcast” A's games, barely reaching Berkeley city limits. Baer was Moneyball before the book or movie. He went to Harvard Business School. It was his skills in this area that first helped him form the ownership group saving the club from Tampa in 1992-93.


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