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SAN JOSE GIANTS MISSION

"The mission of the San Jose Giants is to provide fun, affordable, family entertainment to our community, while continually striving for unprecedented success on and off the field. The organization is dedicated to creating an environment where players can develop their baseball skills and learn the humble art of giving back and becoming a Giant. The San Jose Giants welcome every fan and take pride in maintaining our cherished home, Municipal Stadium, as a community gathering place since 1942."

 

San Jose Giants Key Facts

The San Jose Giants are a professional baseball team in the Class A Advanced California League. The team has been affiliated with the San Francisco Giants since 1988 and has boasted one of the best records in the minor leagues after partnering with the big league club, going 2,238-1,813 (.552). The San Jose Giants have been providing fun, affordable, family entertainment to the South Bay community since 1942. Through their extensive work with youth sports groups, schools and regional non-profit organizations, the team has introduced baseball to millions of homes in Northern California; all the while, donating to thousands of organizations and sending team personnel and fan-favorite mascot Gigante to over 160 community appearances annually. San Jose has won six California League Championships as a Giants affiliate (2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2001 and 1998) and eleven overall. In 29 seasons, the San Jose Giants have graduated 190 Major League players, 136 of whom have played or currently play for the San Francisco Giants. 16 former San Jose Giants took part in the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants playoff run. The San Jose Giants have played in historic Municipal Stadium since 1942 with over 7 million fans entering through the gates.

 

  • Since 1988, the San Jose Giants have entertained over 4 million fans, and over 7 million fans since Municipal Stadium gates opened in 1942.

 

  • The San Jose Giants fan base mirrors the Minor League Baseball demographic demonstrated throughout the country. San Jose fans are primarily families with young children ages 1 to 15 as well as members of the senior citizen community.  

 

  • The San Jose Giants have extensive partnerships with local schools, youth sports teams and non-profit organizations. More than $1,000,000 is raised annually for local charities.

 

  • The San Jose Giants are the California League leader in Facebook fans (over 116,000), Twitter followers (over 18,000) and Instagram likes (over 9,000), placing themselves in the top 5 of all Minor League Baseball while reaching over 144,000 people. The organization's Inside the San Jose Giants Blog, the #1 team blog in Minor Leage Baseball, (over 145,000 views) and mobile app (over 4,500 downloads) also provide innovative ways to connect beyond the ballpark.

 

  • In 2014, the team won Minor League Baseball's Larry MacPhail Award, presented for the best in creative marketing and promotions, for the first time in franchise history. The organization was also honored with the California League Excellence in Marketing and Promotions Award for the second time. In 2013, San Jose Giants mascot, Gigante, was voted the best mascot in the California League. In 2009, the San Jose Giants received Minor League Baseball's top award the John H. Johnson President's Trophy. The President's Trophy is presented annually to honor the complete baseball franchise. This marked only the second team in California League history to win the award. Additional accolades include receiving Baseball America's Bob Freitas Award in 2009 and 1990, given annually to the best Minor League Baseball operators.

 

  • The organization contributes to the daily quality of life in the City of San Jose by providing families the opportunity to participate in America's game through a variety of free programs sponsored by corporate partners.

 

  • Over 140 events took place in the stadium last year, including youth and adult baseball games, Cub Scout campouts, community festivals and other non-baseball related activities such as the San Jose Giant Race, commercial shoots, Beer Festivals, weddings and several corporate outings. San Jose Giants corporate partners retain visibility at all stadium events.

 

  • For the past five years the San Jose Giants have had up to a 31 game television broadcast schedule on Comcast Hometown Network (CHN 104). This is one of the largest TV deals in Minor League Baseball with each broadcast reaching over two million homes. In addition, the team is the only California League organization to have all their home games streamed live on MiLB.TV.