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San Jose Giants and Excite Credit Union Announce Excite Ballpark

PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants announced today a three-year naming rights agreement with newly re-branded Excite Credit Union. As of today, fans will be walk through the front gates of Excite Ballpark, Home of the San Jose Giants. The naming rights deal highlights an expanded partnership between the two organizations and ushers in an exciting new era of baseball in San Jose.

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San Jose Giants Announce 100,000 Likes Promotion

San Jose Giants LogoPRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants announced their 100,000 Likes Photo Promotion. To show appreciation for their fan base that has made them one of the top three most “liked” teams in all of Minor League Baseball, the organization will host a photo promotion leading up to their 100,000th Facebook™ Like. Upon reaching this milestone, the team will have grown by nearly 65,000 likes in the last Continue reading

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San Jose Giants Explore Building New Ballpark

San Jose Giants LogoThe Single-A San Jose Giants (California League) are exploring the idea of building a new stadium on the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.  The stadium would replace San Jose Municipal Stadium as the Giants’ home and could be the centerpiece of a youth sports complex.  Read more here.

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San Jose Giants Win 2014 MacPhail Award

San Jose GiantsPRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball announced today that the San Jose Giants are the recipients of the 49th annual Larry MacPhail Award, symbolizing the top promotional effort in Minor League Baseball. The award has been presented since 1966 and is named after Hall of Famer Leland Stanford “Larry” MacPhail, Sr., who introduced innovations such as night baseball, airplane Continue reading

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San Francisco Giants, San Jose Giants Extend PDC

San Francisco Giants Logo OrangeSan Jose GiantsPRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants have announced a two-year extension to their Player Development Contract with the San Francisco Giants. The contract extension will keep San Jose an affiliate of San Francisco through the 2016 season. Continue reading

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Giants to Transform Ballpark for Cinco de Mayo/’Mexican Heritage Night’ in San Jose

San Jose GiantsPRESS RELEASE – On Monday, May 5 the San Jose Giants will bring Mexican culture and cuisine to Municipal Stadium for the first-ever Mexican Heritage Night, presented by VivaFest! and Mundo Fox. The entire night will be a celebration of the Mexican culture with food, vendor booths and giveaways. Continue reading

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San Jose Giants Unveil Improvements to Municipal Stadium

San Jose GiantsPRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants unveiled today a number of improvements to Municipal Stadium designed to enhance the fan experience at the ballpark. Since 1942, Municipal Stadium has been a place for families to gather and watch professional baseball and it has served as the home for top San Francisco Giants prospects since 1988. Continue reading

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San Jose Giants Release 2014 Promotional Schedule

San Jose Giants LogoPRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants announced today their entire Promotions and Special Events Calendar for the 2014 season. Click here to view. The schedule is filled with a number of new giveaways and theme nights, along with the return of many fan favorites. 2014 single game tickets go on-sale Monday, March 10 at 10:00 AM. Continue reading

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San Jose Giants Extend Ballpark Lease Through 2018

San Jose Giants LogoPRESS RELEASE – The San Jose City Council approved today a five year lease extension to keep the San Jose Giants playing at Municipal Stadium through the 2018 season. Terms of the agreement include the ability for the San Jose Giants to sell stadium naming rights and continue to pursue on-site development options to fund capital improvements at the ballpark. Continue reading

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San Jose Giants Welcome 4-Millionth Fan

San Jose Giants LogoPRESS RELEASE – Derrell Sanderson helped make history Friday night at Municipal Stadium when he entered the front gate as the 4,000,000th fan in San Jose Giants history based on regular season attendance. Municipal Stadium has been the home of the San Jose Giants since 1988. Continue reading

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Hawaiian Jerseys, Hula Dancers, Pig Roasting Highlight ‘A Giant Luau’ Tonight in San Jose

San Jose Giants LogoPRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants will bring island culture and Hawaiian cuisine to Municipal Stadium for the 7th Annual A Giant Luau, presented by Alaska Airlines, on Friday, August 9 at 7:00 PM against the Bakersfield Blaze. The evening will be full of Hawaiian festivities ranging from hula dancers and island music to a special pig roasting ceremony in Turkey Mike’s BBQ. In addition, one Continue reading

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Improvements to Municipal Stadium for 2013 Season

San Jose Giants LogoPRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants unveiled today a number of improvements to Municipal Stadium designed to enhance player development and fan experience at the ballpark. Built in 1942, Municipal Stadium has been a place for families to gather and watch professional baseball for over seventy years, while it has served as the home for top San Francisco Giants prospects since Continue reading

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Councilmen: Are We Giving San Jose Giants Bullets to Shoot Us?

San Jose city officials are pondering why the city is giving the Single-A San Jose Giants (California League) such a sweet $1,000 per month deal to lease Municipal Stadium, when the organization is part of the “Stand for San Jose” group, which is fighting to oppose a new ballpark in San Jose for the Oakland A’s.  Read more here.

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San Jose Giants Unveil 25th Anniversary Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants unveiled their 25th Anniversary logo today in anticipation of the 2012 season. San Jose is set to begin their 25th season as an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants – the longest partnership in the California League. Continue reading

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Giants Name Orum President and CEO

PRESS RELEASE – The Board of Directors of the San Jose Giants announced today that Daniel Orum has been named president and CEO of the San Jose Giants. Orum replaces interim president Bill Schlough, who has returned to his full-time position as senior vice president and chief information officer for the San Francisco Giants after splitting his time between the two organizations since Continue reading

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San Jose Giants Record Breaking Season in Review

PRESS RELEASE – With the 2011 regular season concluded, the San Jose Giants have a great deal to celebrate. Off the field, San Jose experienced a successful season, breaking their all-time attendance and revenue records. The Giants completed the season with a total attendance figure of 229,233 fans coming through the gates of Municipal Stadium during the regular season and the playoffs. Continue reading

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San Jose Giants Set Franchise Attendance Record

PRESS RELEASE – Kim Nelson helped make history Friday night at Municipal Stadium when she entered the front gate as the 211,055th fan this season, bringing the total to 212,280. Continue reading

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Northern California Ballpark Food Tour Continues

Paul O’Brien from CSNBayArea.com made Chukchansi Park, home of the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies (Pacific Coast League), the third stop in his Tour de Ball Park Eats (tasting and reviewing the food offerings at six professional baseball stadiums in northern California). The first two stadiums O’Brien visited were Memorial Stadium, home of the Single-A San Jose Giants (California League), and Raley Field, home of Continue reading

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Giants Host 5th Annual ‘A Giant Luau’

PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants bring Hawaiian culture to Municipal Stadium for the 5th Annual A Giant Luau, presented by Alaska Airlines, on Friday, August 19 at 7:00 PM against the High Desert Mavericks. The evening will be full of Hawaiian festivities ranging from hula dancers and island music to Hawaiian cuisine and a special pig roasting ceremony in Turkey Mike’s BBQ. In addition, the team Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Pulls Back From Proposed Affiliated Ballpark in Wine Country

Entrepreneur Chris Lee is pulling back from his effort to build a new ballpark in Windsor (CA) for an affiliated Single-A club.  Lee blames the San Francisco Giants, who have apparently been unresponsive to his inquiries about territorial rights, which would have to be granted before the project could proceed.  As suggested, the Giants are likely in a holding pattern, until a decision is made about the Continue reading

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Aloha! Giants Host 4th Annual ‘A Giant Luau’ Night

PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants bring Hawaiian culture to Municipal Stadium for the 4th Annual A Giant Luau, presented by Alaska Airlines, on Friday, August 13th at 7:00 PM against the Modesto Nuts. The evening will be full of Hawaiian festivities ranging from hula dancers and island music to Hawaiian cuisine and a special pig roasting ceremony in Turkey Mike’s BBQ. In addition, the team will be Continue reading

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Movie Night at the Ballpark

While the San Jose Giants are on the road this weekend, Municipal Stadium will play host to a free 7:00 p.m. showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Saturday night.   Of course, this isn’t a new concept, but it’s surprising that more teams with big video boards are not holding movie nights.  Indeed, there are challenges, but creating the modern day version of the old drive-in theater (minus the station wagon and crappy window speaker) at the ballpark is pretty cool.  It’s not just a movie.  It’s an experience!  Read more here.

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City of San Jose Honors Giants with Commendation

PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants were honored with a Commendation by the City of San Jose in a ceremony at the City Council meeting Tuesday. The Giants were recognized for winning the California League Championship, setting their all-time attendance record for the fourth consecutive year, helping raise over $300,000 to youth sports organizations through the Park Packer program, promoting education among our youth and hosting free community Continue reading

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San Jose Giants Named 2009 Bob Freitas Award Winner

PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants are proud to announce they have received Baseball America’s 2009 Bob Freitas Award at the Class-A level, recognizing the club as an outstanding franchise that has achieved long-term success in Minor League Baseball. The announcement was made by Baseball America on Thursday and the San Jose Giants will be presented with the award at next week’s Winter Meetings in Indianapolis. Continue reading

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San Jose Giants Named Minor League’s Top Franchise

San Jose GiantsThe San Jose Giants were awarded the 2009 John H. Johnson President’s Trophy, which recognizes Minor League Baseball’s most “complete” franchise for the year.  Read more here.

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