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Peter A. Magowan

San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame

 
 
Peter A. Magowan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
1. Peter A. Magowan Marker
Inscription.  

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.

Magowan

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also founded the Forever Giants alumni association, encompassing all former Giants players from San Francisco and New York, and he established the Giants Wall of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame series list. 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. It is in South Beach. 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); John Burkett (a few steps from this marker); Ryan Vogelsong (a few steps from this marker); Kevin Mitchell (a few steps from 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)
Peter A. Magowan Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
2. Peter A. Magowan Marker - wide view
The plaque honoring Peter Magowan, the Giants manager, is set in the middle of the Giants Wall of Fame, but is set apart from the plaques honoring some 40 other Giant greats.
was an American businessman. He was the managing general partner of the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball from 1993 to 2008. He served as the chief executive officer of Safeway Inc. from 1979 through 1993." (Submitted on June 6, 2021.) 
 
Peter A. Magowan - marker closeup image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
3. Peter A. Magowan - marker closeup
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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