1970 San Francisco Giants season

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1970 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Jerry Donovan
Manager(s) Clyde King (19-23, to 5/23),
Charlie Fox (67-53, from 5/24)
Local television KTVU
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
Local radio KSFO
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
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The 1970 San Francisco Giants season was the franchise's 88th season overall and 13th season in San Francisco. The Giants went 86-76, which was good for third place in the National League West, 16 games behind the NL Champion Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Clyde King was fired as manager on May 23 after the Giants dropped a 15-inning 17-16 game to the San Diego Padres, slipping them to a 19-23 record and mired in fourth place. The Giants elevated Charlie Fox, manager of their AAA Phoenix (Pacific Coast League) farm team, to manage the big club. The team responded with a double-header sweep of the Padres, 6-1 and 7-6. Fox brought the Giants to a third place finish with a 67-53 record the rest of the way.

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 -- .630
Los Angeles Dodgers 87 73 14.5 .540
San Francisco Giants 86 76 16 .531
Houston Astros 79 83 23 .488
Atlanta Braves 76 86 26 .469
San Diego Padres 63 99 39 .389

Opening Day starters[edit]

Roster[edit]

1970 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
C Dietz, DickDick Dietz 148 493 148 .300 22 107
RF Bonds, BobbyBobby Bonds 157 663 200 .302 26 78

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
Fuentes, TitoTito Fuentes 123 435 116 .267 2 32
Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 9 19 6 .316 1 4
Williams, BernieBernie Williams 7 16 5 .313 0 1

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
Robertson, RichRich Robertson 41 183.2 8 9 4.85 121
Bryant, RonRon Bryant 34 96 5 8 4.78 66
Carrithers, DonDon Carrithers 11 22 2 1 7.36 14

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
Johnson, JerryJerry Johnson 33 3 4 3 4.27 44
Davison, MikeMike Davison 31 3 5 1 6.50 21
Cumberland, JohnJohn Cumberland 7 2 0 0 0.82 6
Faul, BillBill Faul 7 0 0 1 7.45 6

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Charlie Fox, Bob Garibaldi and Hank Sauer
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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Sadek page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Hal Haydel page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1970&t=SFN
  4. ^ 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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