1960 San Francisco Giants season

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1960 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
Manager(s) Bill Rigney (W-33; L-25) and Tom Sheehan (W-46; L-50)
Local television none
Local radio KSFO-AM 560
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons)
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The 1960 San Francisco Giants season involved the team moving their home games from Seals Stadium to the new Candlestick Park. In their third season in the Golden Gate City, the Giants finished in fifth place in the National League, 16 games behind the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 59 -- .617
Milwaukee Braves 88 66 7 .571
St. Louis Cardinals 86 68 9 .558
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 72 13 .532
San Francisco Giants 79 75 16 .513
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 28 .435
Chicago Cubs 60 94 35 .390
Philadelphia Phillies 59 95 36 .383

Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Candlestick Park[edit]

The Giants selected the name of Candlestick Park after a name-the-park contest on March 3, 1959. Prior to that, its construction site had been shown on maps as the generic Bay View Stadium. It was the first modern baseball stadium, as it was the first to be built entirely of reinforced concrete.[7] Richard Nixon threw out the first baseball on the opening day of Candlestick Park on April 12, 1960 and called it the finest ballpark in the country.[8]

Roster[edit]

1960 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Amalfitano, JoeyJoey Amalfitano 106 328 91 .277 1 27
Wilson, NeilNeil Wilson 6 10 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
O'Dell, BillyBilly O'Dell 43 202.2 8 13 3.20 145
Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli 41 112.1 6 7 3.77 57

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Loes, BillyBilly Loes 37 3 2 5 4.93 28
Byerly, BudBud Byerly 19 1 0 2 5.32 13

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game, first game All-Star Game, second game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Giants Pacific Coast League Red Davis
AA Rio Grande Valley Giants Texas League Ray Murray
A Springfield Giants Eastern League Andy Gilbert
B Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Richie Klaus
C Fresno Giants California League Buddy Kerr
C Pocatello Giants Pioneer League Mike McCormick
D Salem Rebels Appalachian League Jodie Phipps
D Quincy Giants Midwest League Sam Calderone
D Artesia Giants Sophomore League George Genovese

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Springfield[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Joey Amalfitano page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Billy Loes page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Georges Maranda page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1960&t=SFN
  5. ^ Don Taussig page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ a b Dave Philley page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Smith, Curt (2001). Storied Stadiums. New York City: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-1187-6. 
  8. ^ The Best Game Ever, Prologue, p. xxx, Jim Reisler, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7867-1943-3
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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