1986 San Francisco Giants season
|1986 San Francisco Giants|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Al Rosen|
(Hank Greenwald, Gary Park)
(Joe Morgan, Phil Stone)
(Hank Greenwald, Phil Stone)
(Tito Fuentes, Edgard Martinez)
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- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- October 24, 1985: George Riley and Alonzo Powell were traded by the Giants to the Montreal Expos for Bill Laskey.
- December 11, 1985: Manny Trillo was traded by the Giants to the Chicago Cubs for Dave Owen.
- December 17, 1985: Vida Blue was signed as a free agent by the Giants.
- December 18, 1985: Rob Deer was traded by the Giants to the Milwaukee Brewers for Dean Freeland (minors) and Eric Pilkington (minors).
- January 23, 1986: Fran Mullins was purchased from the Giants by the Cleveland Indians.
- February 3, 1986: Rick Waits was signed as a free agent by the Giants.
- March 26, 1986: Steve Stanicek was traded by the Giants to the Milwaukee Brewers for Rob DeWolf (minors).
- April 8, 1986: In his first major league at bat, Will Clark debuted with a home run— in his first at-bat and on his first swing off of future Hall of Fame member Nolan Ryan. Clark became the 11th player in history to hit a home run on his first swing in the Major Leagues.
- August 5, 1986: Steve Carlton struck out Eric Davis for the 4000th strikeout of his career.
- September 21, 1986: Robby Thompson went 5 for 5 in a game versus the Atlanta Braves.
On August 20, 1986, Phillies pitcher Don Carman took a perfect game into the ninth inning against the Giants at Candlestick Park. Giants catcher Bob Brenly hit a long drive into the gap in left-center field. Phillies center fielder Milt Thompson was positioned to make a running catch but the ball hit the base of his glove and was ruled a hit.Brenly was credited with a double. Carman lost the perfect game but the Phillies won in ten innings.
Opening Day starters
- Bob Brenly
- Chris Brown
- Will Clark
- Chili Davis
- Dan Gladden
- Mike Krukow
- Jeffrey Leonard
- Robby Thompson
- José Uribe
|San Francisco Giants||83||79||13.0||.512|
|San Diego Padres||74||88||22.0||.457|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||73||89||23.0||.451|
- June 2, 1986: 1986 Major League Baseball Draft
- July 4, 1986: Steve Carlton was signed as a free agent by the Giants.
- August 7, 1986: Steve Carlton was released by the Giants.
Major League debuts
- Mike Aldrete (May 28)
- Will Clark (Apr 8)
- Randy Kutcher (Jun 19)
- Phil Ouellette (Sep 10)
- Robby Thompson (Apr 8)
- Randy Bockus (Sep 10)
- Kelly Downs (Jul 29)
- Chuck Hensley (May 10)
- Terry Mulholland (Jun 8) 
|1986 San Francisco Giants|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|C||Brenly, BobBob Brenly||149||472||116||.246||16||62|
|1B||Clark, WillWill Clark||111||408||117||.287||11||41|
|2B||Thompson, RobbyRobby Thompson||149||549||149||.271||7||47|
|3B||Brown, ChrisChris Brown||116||416||132||.317||7||49|
|SS||Uribe, JoséJosé Uribe||157||453||101||.223||3||43|
|LF||Leonard, JeffreyJeffrey Leonard||89||341||95||.279||6||42|
|CF||Gladden, DanDan Gladden||102||351||97||.276||4||29|
|RF||Davis, ChiliChili Davis||153||526||146||.278||13||70|
|Maldonado, CandyCandy Maldonado||133||405||102||.252||18||85|
|Melvin, BobBob Melvin||89||268||60||.224||5||25|
|Ouellette, PhilPhil Ouellette||10||23||4||.174||0||0|
|Jones, ChrisChris Jones||3||1||0||.000||0||0|
|Krukow, MikeMike Krukow||34||245||20||9||3.05||178|
|Blue, VidaVida Blue||28||156.2||10||10||3.27||100|
|Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton||6||30||1||3||5.10||18|
|Garrelts, ScottScott Garrelts||53||173.2||13||9||3.11||125|
|Williams, FrankFrank Williams||36||3||1||1||1.20||33|
|Laskey, BillBill Laskey||20||1||1||1||4.28||8|
Awards and honors
- Mike Krukow, P, Willie Mac Award
- Candy Maldonado – Led National League in Pinch Hitting (.425 Batting Average, 17 for 40, 4 Home Runs, 20 RBI)
- Chris Brown, Outfield, Reserve
- George Riley page at Baseball Reference
- Manny Trillo page at Baseball Reference
- Vida Blue page at Baseball Reference
- Rob Deer page at Baseball Reference
- Fran Mullins page at Baseball Reference
- Rick Waits page at Baseball Reference
- Steve Stanicek page at Baseball Reference
- The Ballplayers - Will Clark | BaseballLibrary.com
- Steve Carlton | The Baseball Page
- Robbins, Michael (2004). Ninety Feet from Fame: Close Calls with Baseball Immortality. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers. p. 244.
- Matt Williams page at Baseball Reference
- Kirt Manwaring page at Baseball Reference
- Steve Carlton page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
- 1986 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Reference
- 1986 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Almanac