• MLB Calendar - 11/28/2015 06:50 AM PST
    ( Andrew Harnik )
    Willie Mays gets Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama

    Giants' Hall of Famer one of 17 individuals awarded nation's highest civilian honor. 
    Giants' prospect throws 104 mph heater
    Ray Black, a right-handed pitching prospect in the San Francisco Giants' system, has become the talk of the Arizona Fall League. 

    Photos: San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence livin' out his Harry Potter dreams
    Giants star Hunter Pence is keeping busy in the off-season, including enrolling at Hogwarts according to his Instagram photos. 

    Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford: The workingman's multi-millionaire
    San Francisco Giants formalize six-year, $75-million deal with Gold Glove/Silver Slugger shortstop 

    Giants, Brandon Crawford agree to six-year deal
    Brandon Crawford to get $75 million for continuing his dream of playing shortstop for the San Francisco Giants 

    Famed San Francisco Giants' scout George Genovese dies
    Genovese signed players such as Bobby Bonds, George Foster, Gary Mathews, Matt Williams, Jack Clark and Chili Davis while scouting for the Giants. 

    Willie Mays, Yogi Berra among Medal of Freedom honorees
    Entertainers Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Sondheim, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, James Taylor and Itzhak Perlman are among 17 people who will be presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a Nov. 24 ceremony.  

    Duffy second to Cubs' Bryant in N.L. Rookie voting
    Giants third baseman Matt Duffy had an impressive rookie season, but Cubs' rookie Kris Bryant was the unanimous winner in voting by the baseball writers 

    Mark Kotsay returns to Oakland A's as bench coach; three Giants win Silver Sluggers
    Giants Crawford, Bumgarner, Posey win Silver Sluggers; Angels trade for SS Simmons 

    Giants' Crawford, Posey, Bumgarner earn Silver Slugger awards
    Brandon Crawford, Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner take home MLB's Silver Slugger awards 

    San Francisco Giants' Gold Glove history
    Led by Willie Mays, Giants have had 16 players win a total of 39 Gold Gloves since award was established in 1957. 

    Giants' Gold Glover Brandon Crawford's tool of the trade
    Crawford, who won the Golden Glove award Tuesday, talked before the season about his favorite Rawlings. 

    Giants' Brandon Crawford wins Gold Glove -- first for team since 2006
    San Francisco Giants' shortstop Brandon Crawford is team's first Gold Glove winner since Omar Vizquel almost a decade ago. 

    Giants start shopping for front-line pitcher
    The crop of free-agent pitchers is headed by Zack Greinke, David Price, Jordan Zimmermann and Johnny Cueto, and the Giants will have $30 million off the books with the expiring contracts of Tim Lincecum and Tim Hudson.

    Giants: Which free-agent ace will they pair with Bumgarner?
    Baseball free agency begins Saturday, and the San Francisco Giants are expected to make a pitch for an ace such as Greinke, Price, Zimmerman or Cueto. 

    Ever-eclectic Dusty Baker shows off his style at Nationals intro
    Who else but new Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker could weave references to Stevie Wonder, the Doors, Bill Russell, Al Attles, Bill Walsh, President Obama and color-changing lizards into his introductory news conference? 

    Giants' victory on Prop D. should become financial windfall
    With ability to move forward on Mission Rock project, club adds financial heft to combat the lean times 

    Giants decline options on Aoki, Byrd
    Geren candidate for Dodgers job; Greinke opts out of deal; Gordon declines option 

    Giants decline options on outfielders Aoki, Byrd
    Moves create payroll flexibility, but Aoki's return to San Francisco not ruled out 

    Dusty Baker hired as Washington Nationals next manager
    Dusty Baker is the new manager of the Washington Nationals, meaning Major League Baseball avoids what would have been its first season since 1988 with zero black skippers.  

    Giants pitcher Matt Cain, former Warrior in latest list of excess water users
    The S.F. Giants pitcher Cain, former Safeway CEO Steven Burd, ex-Warrior Adonal Foyle, ex-Laker Brian Shaw and developer Tom Seeno made latest list of homeowners who used more than 1,000 gallons of water a day. 

    In his new book, baseball's Dusty Baker opens up on his love of music and one great weekend in Monterey
    Yes, Dusty Baker was there, in the on-deck circle on an April night in 1974 in Atlanta when Hank Aaron hit the home run that vaulted him past Babe Ruth and into American sports history.  

    Pity the New York Mets fan: Still feeling agony even when it's over
    Thomas Peele, a Mets fan for 46 long seasons, reflects on his team going to the 2015 World Series. He and Archie Bunker still can't believe it. 

    A's lefty Barry Zito makes it official that he's retiring
    Barry Zito pitched for the A's and Giants, and won 165 games in a career that spanned 15 seasons; switch-pitcher Pat Venditte claimed off waivers by Blue Jays. 

    Actor Rob Lowe says Dodgers should fire manager Don Mattingly
    Los Angeles Dodgers fan Rob Lowe wasn't happy his team lost to the New York Mets in the National League Division Series 

    Movie prediction: Cubs win!
    'Back to the Future Part II' was made in 1989 but had a reference to the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series in 2015. 

    California bans smokeless tobacco in state's sports facilities
    Governor Jerry Brown signs legislation that will prevent athletes in all sports from using smokeless tobacco while playing in California stadiums. 

    Giants' Bumgarner, Peavy among players wrangling with state ban on smokeless tobacco
    California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do on its own: Stop players from using smokeless tobacco.  

    The story of Giants' Matt Duffy through his dad's camera lens
    Tom Duffy documented his the journey of his son from birth to the major leagues as San Francisco's rookie third baseman 

    Larry Baer's letter to Giants fans
    Giants president and CEO Larry Baer gives fans his take on the season in open letter. 

    (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
    Seasoned Collector: Holiday 2015 historic home tours, antique shopping

    Holiday events are scheduled at historic Bay Area homes, from McConaghy House in Hayward to Ainsley House in Campbell. Plus, a roundup of holiday teas and shopping events.