'A great, great friend': Mays, Bonds, Posey and more react to Peter Magowan's death

The news that long-time Giants owner Peter A. Magowan had passed over the weekend sparked an outpouring of condolences and remembrances on the Internet, including notes and quotes from some of the biggest names in San Francisco baseball history.

Barry Bonds tweeted out a long note on how much Magowan meant to him. It was the Giants’ managing general partner who pushed hard to sign the All-Star outfielder after the 1992 season.

Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Orlando Cepeda also expressed their condolences. So did current star Buster Posey.

Here’s what Barry Bonds had to say on Twitter:

Giants management sent out a short, subdued note on the sad news, featuring Magowan with the team’s three recent world championship trophies.

Here’s what Posey had to say, in response to the team’s current Managing Partner Larry Baer.

The Chronicle’s John Shea shared the following sentiment from the most famous Giant of them all, Willie Mays.

Shea also shared this 2016 profile he had written about Magowan.

Fellow media members Ted Robinson and Marty Lurie shared their thoughts on Twitter, as well.

To read The Chronicle’s full obituary on Magowan, who was 76 when he passed, you can find it here.

The Chronicle’s long-time Giants beat writer Henry Schulman probably knew Magowan as long as anyone on staff. Here are some of his sentiments.

Then Henry realized he had forgotten someone.

Indeed, it’s been tough year for the Giants’ extended family. Former Giant J.T. Snow had this to say.

We’ll give Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda the last word.

Al Saracevic is Sports Editor of The San Francisco Chronicle. E-mail: asaracevic@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @alsaracevic

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