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From 1957-65, the Springfield Giants were the AA Eastern League affiliate of the New York/San Francisco Giants and played at Pynchon Park in Springfield, Massachusetts. They won three straight championships in 1959, 1960 (co-champs) and 1961, all leading the way to San Francisco's pennant in 1962. Some of the players that passed through Springfield on their way to the Majors were:

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1957 55-84 6th Mike McCormick / Ray Murray
1958 68-65 4th Andy Gilbert
1959 85-55 1st Andy Gilbert League Champs
1960 69-70 3rd Andy Gilbert Co-Champs *
1961 85-54 1st Andy Gilbert none League Champs
1962 68-72 4th Andy Gilbert Lost in 1st round
1963 72-68 3rd Buddy Kerr none
1964 77-63 3rd Andy Gilbert none
1965 63-77 5th Andy Gilbert none

* Williamsport led Springfield 1 game to 0 when rain hit. Co-champions were declared

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