Giants fans need to remember: it’s not how you begin, but how you end

The Giants are off to a 6-13 start, tied for the worst in franchise history.

Giants first 19 games going 6-13

Including 1900 when they went 6-12-1
Tm Start End Games W
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L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank
SFG 2017-04-02 2017-04-23 1-19 6 13 .316 69 89 -20 6-13 5
SFG 1983-04-05 1983-04-27 1-19 6 13 .316 63 97 -34 79-83 5
SFG 1980-04-10 1980-04-29 1-19 6 13 .316 53 75 -22 75-86 5
SFG 1972-04-15 1972-05-03 1-19 6 13 .316 84 97 -13 69-86 5
NYG 1951-04-17 1951-05-04 1-19 6 13 .316 83 98 -15 98-59 1
NYG 1950-04-18 1950-05-16 1-19 6 13 .316 73 104 -31 86-68 3
NYG 1916-04-12 1916-05-12 1-19 6 13 .316 79 86 -7 86-66 4
NYG 1915-04-14 1915-05-10 1-19 6 13 .316 81 105 -24 69-83 8
NYG 1900-04-19 1900-05-14 1-19 6 12 .333 124 156 -32 60-78 8
NYG 1896-04-16 1896-05-11 1-19 6 13 .316 127 154 -27 64-67 7
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/24/2017.

Not a great start and not a great ending for every year but one

In 1951, the Giants started 6-13.

In 1951, the Dodgers started 10-9.

But at the end of the 1951 season, after a one-game playoff, the Giants’ famed announcer Russ Hodges shouted as loudly as a shot heard ’round the world:

“There’s a long drive … it’s gonna be, I believe … The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Bobby Thomson hits into the lower deck of the left-field stands! The Giants win the pennant and they’re going crazy! They’re going crazy!

I don’t believe it! I don’t believe it! I do not believe it! Bobby Thomson hit a line drive into the lower deck of the left-field stands and this blame place is going crazy! The Giants! Horace Stoneham has got a winner! The Giants won it by a score of 5 to 4, and they’re picking Bobby Thomson up, and carrying him off the field!”