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About Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants

The Arizona Diamondbacks may not have as many years on them as the San Francisco Giants, but this young team has held its own against their older and wiser National League West Division competitors. Established in 1998, the Arizona Diamondbacks have one World Series title, one NL Pennant and five West Division titles to their name. On the other hand, the San Francisco Giants which was established in 1883, almost a century before the Diamondbacks, has eight World Series titles, 23 NL Pennants and eight West Division titles. The Diamondbacks and the Giants do not have a full blown rivalry per say, these are just two highly competitive baseball teams looking to do their best when it counts.

Memorable Games/Moments

The Diamondbacks and the Giants have played many memorable games against each other. However the one that stands out is their encounter at Pacific Bell Park on May 29, 2001.

May 29, 2001

Playing in front of forty thousand fans at the Pacific Bell Park, the Arizona Diamondbacks played perhaps their longest game. The ball game went on for almost six hours and the teams had to play 18 innings before the winner was decided. It all came down to Steve Finely who scored at the top of the 18th with a double line drive to the left field line. The Diamondbacks won the game 1–0.

May 27, 2003

Almost two years later the two teams were at it again at the Pacific Bell Park with almost forty thousand fans in attendance. The game went on for 13 innings in which the Diamondbacks were leading 3–2 till the bottom of the 13th. With 2 outs Marquis Grissom hit a fly ball tipple to deep right field against Matt Mantei. Rich Aurilia and Pedro Feliz scored giving Giants the final score 4–3.

The Giants and Diamondbacks - Head to Head

The first time the Diamondbacks played against the Giants, they lost. The date was April 3, 1998. Since that first encounter, the Diamondbacks have tried to keep up with the Giants, however it has been an uphill struggle. Here is how the Diamondbacks measure up against the Giants

Games Played Wins Losses Wins %age Home Win-Loss Away Win-Loss
341 146 195 .428 71-100 475-95

The longest winning streak for the Diamondbacks against the Giants was of nine games from September 3, 2011, till May 11, 2012. And for the Giants it was of eight games from July 9, 2004 till September 5, 2004.

The Best of Giants and Diamondbacks

With a history that spans over a hundred years, the San Francisco Giants have produced some of the greatest ball players the MLB has ever seen. The list includes Matt Williams whose name may be included in both camps. Williams was part of the Diamondbacks 2001 World Series Championship team. He also played for the Giants from 1987 till 1996 as a strong left side of the infield. Some of the other Giants who made a difference include Juan Marichal, Willie McCovey, the great Willie Mays and the home run juggernaut Barry Bonds. For the Arizona Diamondbacks it is Brandon Webb who maintained a high strike out rate throughout his career. Curt Schilling is another name that made the Diamondbacks World Series Champions by being Co MVP. Luis Gonzalez will always be remembered for his single against the Yankees in Game 7 of the World Series. And last but not least by any measure, Randy Johnson who happens to have the most strikeouts for a lefty in MLB’s history.

Watch the Diamondbacks and Giants in Action!

Sparks fly when these two teams play against each other. If you are looking for a great deal on Arizona Diamondbacks Vs San Francisco Giants tickets, you came to the right place. Before you get cheap Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants tickets you must check the seating charts at both AT&T Park and the Chase Field. The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants schedule is available here.

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