San Francisco Bay Area Sports
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San Francisco Giants
One of the oldest baseball teams, the Giants have been thrilling crowds since the 1880s and have won the most games of any team in the history of baseball. Beginning as the New York Gothams, the team became the Giants in 1885, and ultimately moved to San Francisco after the 1957 season. Mays, Cepeda and Bonds are just a few of the big names that have kept this team in the headlines.
The Oakland A's, who originated in Philadelphia, have been Oakland's claim to MLB fame since 1968. This green and gold has appeared in the playoffs more than 20 times, and they were the winners of three consecutive World Series titles from 1972-74 (then led by pitchers Catfish Hunter and Vida Blue). Today, this team still impresses with a solid lineup of young, up and coming talent and decent stats.
Golden State Warriors
First established in Philly in the '40s, this rock-solid basketball team relocated to the Bay Area in the '60s and has called Oracle Arena (a.k.a. the Oakland Coliseum) home ever since. The Golden State Warriors also has a history peppered with top players like Rick Barry, Nate Thurmond and Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain.
San Francisco 49ers
The first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco, the Niners have been thrilling fans since the '40s. The team was the first NFL franchise to take home five Super Bowl trophies, and some of the notables in the team's lineup have included Joe Montana, Steve Young and Jerry Rice.
Since the team's inception, the Oakland Raiders have remained prominent in the public eye, and not just for playing. Between a controversial move to Los Angeles for 12 years and having the first African American head coach in modern NFL (Art Shell), this team has always had a place in the headlines. The Raiders are also known for Raider Nation, some of the most die-hard fans in the NFL.