There's a reason the cove beyond rightfield at AT&T Park is named after the lefty-swinging first baseman. The 1959 Rookie of the Year, '69 MVP and three-time home run champ hit 30 or more big flies seven times. Stretch was traded to San Diego after the '73 season but returned to Candlestick via free agency in '77, when he led the Giants with 28 homers at age 39.
SHORTSTOP, 1995-2003, '07-09
1,292 games, 1,226 hits, .275 avg., 143 HRs, 574 RBIs
A starter for seven seasons, he ranks in the top six among Giants shortstops in nearly every major statistical category, including first in career home runs and homers in a season (37, in 2001). He also led the NL in hits in 2001, with 206.
SECOND BASE, 1997-2002
900 games, 1,021 hits, .297 avg., 175 HRs, 689 RBIs
In six seasons as the Giants' cleanup hitter and second baseman, Kent made opposing pitchers pay when they pitched around Barry Bonds, hitting at least 22 home runs and driving in at least 100 runs each year. Kent had six of the nine best RBI seasons by a San Francisco second baseman, including a franchise-record 128 in 1998. He was named NL MVP in 2000 after hitting .334 (and slugging .596) with 33 homers and 125 RBIs.