San Francisco Giants: 1986-1996
San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1988, 1993
NL Gold Glove Award: 1993
NL Silver Slugger Award: 1993
"Willie Mac" Award: 1991
Florida-native sprang from Double-A in 1986 to become epitome of Giants second basemen during 11-year career in San Francisco. Named Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News (1986), he led NL in Triples (11) in 1989. In career totals, Thompson stands first among San Francisco Giants second basemen in Games (1,279), Fielding Percentage (.983), Putouts (2,11), Assists (3,704) and Double Plays (873).
San Francisco Giants: 1991-1997
San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1993, 1994, 1997
"Shooter" was Giants bullpen ace in the mid-'90s, establishing Franchise records for Saves, Season (48) in 1993, and Saves, Career (199), later surpassed by Robb Nen. Rolaids Fireman of the Year in 1994, his 416 Games Pitched ranks ninth in franchise history. Beck and his wife Stacey were leaders from the start of Until There's a Cure Day in 1994.
The San Francisco Giants inaugurated the San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame, a perpetual tribute to their greatest stars, in September 2008 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary Season in San Francisco. The plaques along this wall recognize Giants players whose records stand highest among their teammates on the basis of longevity and achievements. Those honored have played a minimum of nine seasons for the San Francisco Giants, or five seasons with at least one All-Star selection as a Giant. As of Opening Day 2008, a group of 43 Giants legends qualified for this distinction, forming the charter class of honorees. As present and future generations of Giants players meet the criteria and make their marks in baseball history, plaques celebrating their careers will join this row of Giants immortals upon their retirement.
AT&T Park, located at 24 Willie Mays Plaza in San Francisco's South Beach, has been the home of San Francisco Giants since it was opened by China Basin Ballpark Corp on March 31, 2000. Originally named Pacific Bell Park, then renamed SBC Park in 2003, it was ultimately christened AT&T Park in 2006. Replacing Candlestick Park as the Giants' home, it was Major League Baseball's first privately financed ballpark since 1962.