1958 San Francisco Giants season
|1958 San Francisco Giants|
|1st Season in San Francisco|
|Major League affiliations|
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons)
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The 1958 San Francisco Giants season involved the 80-74 team finishing in third place in the National League standings, twelve games behind the NL Champion Milwaukee Braves in their inaugural season in San Francisco, California.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- December 2, 1957: Tony Taylor was drafted from the Giants by the Chicago Cubs in the 1957 rule 5 draft.
- December 2, 1957: 1957 minor league draft
- December 10, 1957: Freddy Rodríguez was traded by the Giants to the Chicago Cubs for Tom Poholsky.
- March 24, 1958: Foster Castleman was purchased from the Giants by the Baltimore Orioles for $30,000.
- Prior to 1958 season:
|San Francisco Giants||80||74||12||.519|
|St. Louis Cardinals||72||82||20||.468|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||71||83||21||.461|
Opening Day starters
- Orlando Cepeda
- Jim Davenport
- Rubén Gómez
- Jim King
- Willie Kirkland
- Willie Mays
- Danny O'Connell
- Daryl Spencer
- Valmy Thomas
- April 2, 1958: Ray Katt was traded by the Giants to the St. Louis Cardinals for Jim King.
- April 3, 1958: Bobby Thomson was traded by the Giants to the Chicago Cubs for Bob Speake and cash.
- May 17, 1958: Nick Testa was released by the Giants.
- June 3, 1958: Gaylord Perry was signed as an amateur free agent by the Giants.
- July 15, 1958: Jim King was acquired from the Giants by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
- August 25, 1958: Jesús Alou was signed as an amateur free agent by the Giants.
|1958 San Francisco Giants|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|1B||Cepeda, OrlandoOrlando Cepeda||148||603||188||.312||25||96|
|3B||Davenport, JimJim Davenport||134||434||111||.256||12||41|
|CF||Mays, WillieWillie Mays||152||600||208||.347||29||96|
|RF||Kirkland, WillieWillie Kirkland||122||418||108||.258||14||56|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Speake, BobBob Speake||66||71||15||.211||3||10|
|King, JimJim King||34||56||12||.214||2||8|
|Taussig, DonDon Taussig||39||50||10||.200||1||4|
|Testa, NickNick Testa||1||0||0||----||0||0|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli||41||241.2||16||13||3.28||143|
|Gómez, RubénRubén Gómez||42||207.2||10||12||4.38||112|
|Fitzgerald, JohnJohn Fitzgerald||1||3||0||0||3.00||3|
|Monzant, RamónRamón Monzant||43||150.2||8||11||4.72||93|
|Barclay, CurtCurt Barclay||6||16||0||1||2.81||6|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Crone, RayRay Crone||14||1||2||0||6.75||7|
|Constable, JimJim Constable||9||1||0||1||5.63||4|
|Burnside, PetePete Burnside||6||0||0||0||6.75||4|
Awards and honors
- Orlando Cepeda - National League Rookie of the Year
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Phoenix, Corpus Christi, Fresno
- Tony Taylor page at Baseball Reference
- Lee Tate page at Baseball Reference
- Ramón Conde page at Baseball Reference
- Tom Poholsky page at Baseball Reference
- Foster Castleman page at Baseball-Reference
- Dick LeMay page at Baseball Reference
- Ray Katt page at Baseball Reference
- Bob Speake page at Baseball Reference
- Nick Testa page at Baseball Reference
- Gaylord Perry page at Baseball Reference
- Jim King page at Baseball Reference
- Jesús Alou page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
- 1958 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Reference
- 1958 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Almanac