Peter A. Magowan
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
Giants President & Managing General Partner, 1993-2008
Native New Yorker and lifelong Giants fan, Magowan orchestrated a dramatic 11th-hour effort to keep the team in San Francisco, preventing its move to Florida in 1992. He then played a central role in building the first privately financed Major League ballpark in nearly four decades. Opened on April 11, 2000, it is widelyconsidered the crown jewel of modern ballparks.
In the Magowan era, the Giants averaged three million in season attendance and rose to the top rung of NL pennant contenders. They made the playoffs four times (1997, 2000, 2002, 2003) and were NL Champions in 2002.
With Magowan's leadership, the Giants created "Until There's a Cure Day” in 1994, becoming the first professional sports team to dedicate an amnual game to the fight against AIDS/HIV. The 100 Percent Player Participation program also was established.
Under Magowan's direction, the Giants Commumity Fund formed the Junior Giants program, providing free leagues for kids to play and learn baseball. The Fund's field renovation program is named in his honor.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 2000.
Location. 37° 46.733′ N, 122° 23.421′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on King Street north of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rich Aurilia (a few steps from this marker); Matt Cain (a few steps from this marker); Brian Wilson (a few steps from this marker); J.T. Snow (a few steps from this marker); Barry Bonds (a few steps from this marker); Ryan Vogelsong (a few steps from this marker); The Garcia and Maggini Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Southbeach Shoreline – 1852 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. Giants' Savior Peter Magowan Remembered (YouTube, 5.5 min., 2019). (Submitted on June 6, 2021.)
2. Peter Macgowan (Wikipedia). "Peter Alden Magowan (April 5, 1942 – January 27, 2019) was an American businessman. He was the managing general partner of the San Francisco Giants of Major League (Submitted on June 6, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.