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From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection containing tens of thousands of artifacts, our curators have created each team’s Starting Nine by hand-picking nine must-see pieces for each of the 30 MLB teams. This limited-time list is the perfect introduction to the Museum for every San Francisco Giants fan.

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Barry Bonds: 756th Home Run Helmet

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San Francisco's Barry Bonds wore this helmet on August 7, 2007, when he hit his 756th homer, passing Hank Aaron as the all-time home run king. The Giants outfielder retired at the end of the season with a still-standing record of 762 round-trippers.

Madison Bumgarner: 2014 World Series Cap

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During the 2014 World Series, San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner started and won two games, then earned a five-inning save in Game Seven to secure the Championship. “Mad Bum” wore this cap in the Series, posting a 0.43 ERA and winning the World Series MVP Award.

Brandon Crawford: Seven-Hit Game Bat

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During a 14-inning matchup against Miami on August 8, 2016, Brandon Crawford became the first Giants player to collect seven hits in a game. He used this bat during his offensive onslaught, including a 14th-inning single that scored teammate Brandon Belt, giving San Francisco the lead and, eventually, the win.

Juan Marichal: 1969 Season Cap

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A key member of the Giants rotation for 14 seasons, Juan Marichal won more games in the 1960s than any other major league pitcher (191). "The Dominican Dandy" wore this cap in 1969, the season he led the big leagues with a 2.10 ERA.

Christy Mathewson: 1910 Pocket Watch

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In October of 1910, the New York Giants and the New York Yankees faced off in a best-of-seven exhibition series. In appreciation of Christy Mathewson’s dominating performance, his Giants teammates gave the beloved pitcher this gold watch. Over a century later, “Matty” still holds New York/San Francisco Giants records for wins (372), strikeouts (2,504), and shutouts (79).

Willie Mays: Glove From "The Catch"

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In Game 1 of the 1954 World Series, Giants center fielder Willie Mays used this glove to rob Cleveland’s Vic Wertz of a 460-foot extra-base hit: an over-the-shoulder play known simply as “The Catch.” The Giants went on to sweep the Indians, capturing the franchise’s last championship in New York before the team moved to San Francisco.

Willie McCovey: Final Season Shoes

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Willie McCovey wore these shoes in 1980, the last of his 22 seasons in the big leagues. The first baseman spent 19 years in San Francisco, collecting 1,974 hits, 469 homers, and 1,388 RBI with the franchise.

Buster Posey: 2010 World Series Mask

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Giants catcher Buster Posey wore this mask throughout the 2010 World Series. The eventual NL Rookie of the Year guided San Francisco's pitching staff as they beat the Rangers four games to one, winning the franchise's sixth modern World Championship.

Bobby Thomson: Pennant-WInning Bat

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In 1951, years before both clubs moved west, the Giants and Dodgers played a best-of-three series to determine the National League pennant winner. In the final playoff game, New York’s Bobby Thomson swung this bat to hit the “Shot Heard 'Round the World,” a walk-off homer that gave the Giants a 5-4 victory and broke the hearts of countless Dodgers fans.

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