1981 San Francisco Giants season

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1981 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bob Lurie
General manager(s) Spec Richardson, Tom Haller
Manager(s) Frank Robinson
Local television KTVU
(Lindsey Nelson, Gary Park, Edgard Martinez)
Local radio KNBR
(Lindsey Nelson, Hank Greenwald, David Glass)
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The 1981 season was the 99th season in Giants history. Giants manager Frank Robinson became the first black manager in the history of the National League.[1] Robinson was also the first black manager in the history of the American League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West
First Half Standings
W L Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 36 21 .632
Cincinnati Reds 35 21 .625
Houston Astros 28 29 .491
Atlanta Braves 25 29 .463
San Francisco Giants 27 32 .458
San Diego Padres 23 33 .411
NL West
Second Half Standings
W L Pct.
Houston Astros 33 20 .623
Cincinnati Reds 31 21 .596
San Francisco Giants 29 23 .558
Los Angeles Dodgers 27 26 .509
Atlanta Braves 25 27 .481
San Diego Padres 18 36 .333

Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1981 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

= Indicates team leader
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C May, MiltMilt May 97 316 98 .310 2 33
1B Cabell, EnosEnos Cabell 96 396 101 .255 2 36
2B Morgan, JoeJoe Morgan 90 308 74 .240 8 31
3B Evans, DarrellDarrell Evans 102 357 92 .258 12 48
SS LeMaster, JohnnieJohnnie LeMaster 104 324 82 .253 0 28
LF Clark, JackJack Clark 99 385 103 .268 17 53
CF Herndon, LarryLarry Herndon 96 364 105 .288 5 41
RF Martin, JerryJerry Martin 72 241 58 .241 4 25

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Bergman, DaveDave Bergman 63 145 37 .255 3 13
North, BillyBilly North 46 131 29 .221 1 12
Leonard, JeffreyJeffrey Leonard 37 127 39 .307 4 26
Stennett, RennieRennie Stennett 38 87 20 .230 1 7
Wohlford, JimJim Wohlford 50 68 11 .162 1 7
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 36 61 11 .180 1 5
Brenly, BobBob Brenly 19 45 15 .333 1 4
Sadek, MikeMike Sadek 19 36 6 .167 0 3
Venable, MaxMax Venable 18 32 6 .188 0 1
Pettini, JoeJoe Pettini 35 29 2 .069 0 2
Sularz, GuyGuy Sularz 10 20 4 .200 0 2
Ivie, MikeMike Ivie 7 17 5 .294 0 3
Davis, ChiliChili Davis 8 15 2 .133 0 0
Ransom, JeffJeff Ransom 5 15 4 .267 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 24 152.3 11 7 2.89 77
Griffin, TomTom Griffin 22 129.3 8 8 3.76 83
Whitson, EdEd Whitson 22 123.0 6 9 4.02 65
Blue, VidaVida Blue 18 124.7 8 6 2.45 63
Ripley, AllenAllen Ripley 19 90.7 4 4 4.07 47

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hargesheimer, AlanAlan Hargesheimer 6 18.7 1 2 4.34 6

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Minton, GregGreg Minton 55 84.1 4 5 21 2.88 29
Breining, FredFred Breining 45 77.2 5 2 1 2.55 37
Holland, AlAl Holland 47 100.2 7 5 7 2.41 78
Lavelle, GaryGary Lavelle 34 65.2 2 6 4 3.84 45
Tufts, BobBob Tufts 11 15.1 0 0 0 3.52 12
Rowland, MikeMike Rowland 9 15.2 0 1 0 3.45 8
Moffitt, RandyRandy Moffitt 10 11.1 0 0 0 7.94 11

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Jack Mull
A Fresno Giants California League Wayne Cato
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Wendell Kim
Rookie Great Falls Giants Pioneer League Ernie Rodriguez

References[edit]

External links[edit]