1971 San Francisco Giants season

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1971 San Francisco Giants
1971 National League West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Jerry Donovan
Manager(s) Charlie Fox
Local television KTVU
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
Local radio KSFO
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Giants play at Candlestick Park, July 1971, with upper deck expansion in progress.
  • The Giants battled their arch rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers, throughout the season for the NL West Division lead. The Giants led by 8.5 games on September 1. In mid September the Dodgers won 8 in a row, including 5 over the Giants to narrow the gap to one game. On the final day of the season, rookie Dave Kingman homered, leading the Giants to a win over the San Diego Padres to take the division crown, allowing Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, and Willie McCovey to play in the post season for the last time together.
  • September 5, 1971: In a game against the Giants, J.R. Richard of the Houston Astros struck out 15 batters in his very first game, tying a Major League record first set by Karl Spooner.[2]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Francisco Giants 90 72 -- .556
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 73 1 .549
Atlanta Braves 82 80 8 .506
Cincinnati Reds 79 83 11 .488
Houston Astros 79 83 11 .488
San Diego Padres 61 100 28.5 .379

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1971 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 142 453 58 114 .252 19 72 1
1B McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey 105 329 45 91 .277 18 70 0
2B Fuentes, TitoTito Fuentes 152 630 63 172 .273 4 52 12
3B Gallagher, AlAl Gallagher 136 429 47 119 .277 5 57 2
SS Speier, ChrisChris Speier 157 601 74 141 .235 8 46 4
LF Henderson, KenKen Henderson 141 504 80 133 .264 15 65 18
CF Mays, WillieWillie Mays 136 417 82 113 .271 18 61 23
RF Bonds, BobbyBobby Bonds 155 619 110 178 .288 33 102 26

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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
Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 36 105 28 .267 3 8
Healy, FranFran Healy 47 93 26 .280 2 11
Williams, BernieBernie Williams 35 73 13 .178 1 5
Duffy, FrankFrank Duffy 21 28 5 .179 0 2
Kingman, DaveDave Kingman 41 115 24 .278 6 24
Wicker, FloydFloyd Wicker 9 21 3 .143 0 1
Howarth, JimJim Howarth 7 13 3 .231 0 2
Heise, BobBob Heise 13 11 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
Perry, GaylordGaylord Perry 37 280 16 12 2.76 158
Marichal, JuanJuan Marichal 37 279 18 11 2.94 159
Bryant, RonRon Bryant 27 140 7 10 3.79 79
Stone, SteveSteve Stone 24 110.2 5 9 4.16 63

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
Cumberland, JohnJohn Cumberland 45 185 9 6 2.92 65
Carrithers, DonDon Carrithers 22 80.1 5 3 4.03 41
Robertson, RichRich Robertson 23 61 2 2 4.57 32

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 67 12 9 18 2.97 85
Hamilton, SteveSteve Hamilton 39 2 2 4 3.02 38
Barr, JimJim Barr 17 1 1 0 3.57 16

National League Championship Series[edit]

The Pittsburgh Pirates win the series, 3-1, over the Giants.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Pittsburgh - 4, San Francisco - 5 October 2 Candlestick Park 40,977
2 Pittsburgh - 9, San Francisco - 4 October 3 Candlestick Park 42,562
3 San Francisco - 1, Pittsburgh - 2 October 5 Three Rivers Stadium 38,322
4 San Francisco - 5, Pittsburgh - 9 October 6 Three Rivers Stadium 35,487

Award winners[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Jim Davenport
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 Dick Wilson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Great Falls[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ron Hunt page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Seidel, Jeff (June 9, 2010). "K street: Strasburg racks up the strikeouts". MLB.com. Retrieved June 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ George Foster page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Floyd Wicker page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Frank Riccelli page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Willie Prall page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SFG/1971.shtml
  8. ^ 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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