The San Francisco Giants are an American professional baseball team based in San Francisco. The Giants compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. Founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams, the team was renamed the New York Giants three years later, eventually relocating from New York City to San Francisco in 1958. The franchise is one of the oldest and most successful in professional baseball, with more wins than any team in the history of major American sports. The San Francisco Giants have played in the World Series 20 times. In 2014, the Giants won their then-record 23rd National League pennant; this mark has since been equaled and then eclipsed by the Dodgers, who as of 2022 lay claim to 24 NL crowns. The Giants’ eight World Series championships are second-most in the NL and fifth-most of any franchise. The franchise won 17 pennants and five World Series championships while in New York. Despite the efforts of Mays and Barry Bonds, regarded as two of baseball’s all-time best players, the Giants endured a 56-year championships drought following the move west. The drought finally ended in the early 2010s; under manager Bruce Bochy, the Giants embraced sabremetrics and eventually formed a baseball dynasty that saw them win the World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014, making the San Francisco Giants the second team in NL history to win three championships in five years. Through 2022, the franchise’s all-time record is 11,382 – 9,854.