1969 San Francisco Giants season

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1969 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Chub Feeney
Manager(s) Clyde King
Local television KTVU
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
Local radio KSFO
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson, Bill Rigney)
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The 1969 San Francisco Giants season was the franchise's 87th season and 12th season in San Francisco. The team finished second in the newly established National League West with a record of 90-72, 3 games behind the Atlanta Braves. The Giants set a Major League record which still stands for the most double plays grounded into by a team in a single game, with 7 against the Houston Astros on May 4.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Atlanta Braves 93 69 -- .574
San Francisco Giants 90 72 3 .556
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 4 .549
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 77 8 .525
Houston Astros 81 81 12 .500
San Diego Padres 52 110 41 .321

Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1969 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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

Pos. Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Dietz, DickDick Dietz 79 244 28 56 .230 11 35 0
1B McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey 149 491 101 157 .320 45 126 0
2B Hunt, RonRon Hunt 128 478 72 125 .262 3 41 9
3B Davenport, JimJim Davenport 112 303 20 73 .241 2 42 0
SS Lanier, HalHal Lanier 150 495 37 113 .228 0 35 0
LF Marshall, DaveDave Marshall 110 267 32 62 .232 2 33 1
CF Mays, WillieWillie Mays 117 403 64 114 .283 13 58 6
RF Bonds, BobbyBobby Bonds 158 622 120 161 .259 32 90 45

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Other batters[edit]

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

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Henderson, KenKen Henderson 113 374 42 84 .225 6 44 6
Mason, DonDon Mason 104 250 43 57 .228 0 13 1
Hart, Jim RayJim Ray Hart 95 236 27 60 .254 3 26 0
Hiatt, JackJack Hiatt 69 194 18 38 .196 7 34 0
Fuentes, TitoTito Fuentes 67 183 28 54 .295 1 14 2
Burda, BobBob Burda 97 161 20 37 .230 6 27 0
Etheridge, BobbyBobby Etheridge 56 131 13 34 .260 1 10 0
Barton, BobBob Barton 49 106 5 18 .170 0 1 0
Stephenson, JohnJohn Stephenson 22 27 2 6 .222 0 3 0
Gutiérrez, CésarCésar Gutiérrez 15 23 4 5 .217 0 0 1
Wagner, LeonLeon Wagner 11 12 0 4 .333 0 2 0
Johnson, FrankFrank Johnson 7 10 2 1 .100 0 0 0
Harrell, JohnJohn Harrell 2 6 0 3 .500 0 2 0
Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 9 5 1 2 .400 0 1 0
Virgil, OzzieOzzie Virgil 1 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0

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Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L ERA BB SO
Perry, GaylordGaylord Perry 40 39 325.1 19 14 2.49 91 233
Marichal, JuanJuan Marichal 37 36 299.2 21 11 2.10 54 205
McCormick, MikeMike McCormick 32 28 196.2 11 9 3.34 77 76
Bolin, BobbyBobby Bolin 30 22 146.1 7 7 4.43 49 102
Garibaldi, BobBob Garibaldi 1 1 5 0 1 1.80 2 1

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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
Sadecki, RayRay Sadecki 29 138.1 5 8 4.23 104
Bryant, RonRon Bryant 16 57.2 4 3 4.37 30
Robertson, RichRich Robertson 17 44.1 1 3 5.48 20

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Linzy, FrankFrank Linzy 58 116.1 14 9 11 3.64 62
Herbel, RonRon Herbel 39 87.1 4 1 1 4.02 34
Gibbon, JoeJoe Gibbon 16 20 1 3 0 3.60 9
McMahon, DonDon McMahon 13 23.2 3 1 2 3.04 21
Kline, RonRon Kline 7 11 0 2 0 4.09 7
Davison, MikeMike Davison 1 2 0 0 0 4.50 2

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Charlie Fox
AA Amarillo Giants Texas League Andy Gilbert
A Fresno Giants California League Dennis Sommers
A Decatur Commodores Midwest League Frank Funk
Rookie Great Falls Giants Pioneer League Harvey Koepf

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Game Related Grounding Into Double Play Records". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jesús Alou page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Charley Smith page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=196907200SFN
  5. ^ César Gutiérrez page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ a b c 1969 San Francisco Giants Statistics and Roster - Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ 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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