1994 San Francisco Giants season

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1994 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Peter Magowan
General manager(s) Bob Quinn
Manager(s) Dusty Baker
Local television KTVU
SportsChannel Pacific
(Ted Robinson, Mike Krukow, Joe Morgan, Duane Kuiper)
Local radio KNBR
(Ted Robinson, Hank Greenwald, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper)
SP Radio
(Julio Gonzalez, Rene De La Rosa)
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The 1994 San Francisco Giants season was the franchise's 112th season and 37th season in San Francisco. After winning 103 games in 1993, the Giants record dropped to 55-60 in a strike-shortened season. This was also the season in which Matt Williams hit a career high 43 home runs through 115 games by the time the strike hit, on pace to finish with 61; had the season continued, Williams may have had a chance to break Roger Maris's then-single season record of 61 home runs set in 1961.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 21, 1993: Mark Portugal signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[1]
  • December 20, 1993: Rex Hudler was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[2]
  • March 22, 1994: Rex Hudler was released by the San Francisco Giants.[2]

Regular season[edit]

By Friday, August 12, the Giants had compiled a 55-60 record through 115 games. They had scored 504 runs (4.38 per game) and allowed 500 runs (4.35 per game).[3]

The Giants were struggling offensively prior to the Strike, at 28th in batting average (.249), doubles (159) and overall hits (963).[4]

Their pitchers also struggled, combining to finish 28th in complete games, with just 2.[5]

Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 19, 1994: Darryl Strawberry signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.
  • June 29, 1994: Kent Bottenfield was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[6]
  • September 14, 1994: Yorvit Torrealba was signed by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent.[7]

Draft Picks[edit]

= Future All Star

The following were notable Giants draft picks from the MLB Amateur Draft held on June 2, 1994.

Round Pick Player Nationality Status
1 22 Dante Powell [8]  United States Player signed July 13, 1994.
5 Bobby Howry [9]  United States Player signed June 4, 1994.
9 Keith Foulke [10]  United States Player signed June 3, 1994.
20 J.D. Drew [11]  United States Did not sign.

Opening Day Starters[edit]

  • Todd Benzinger
  • Barry Bonds
  • John Burkett
  • Royce Clayton
  • Darren Lewis
  • Kirt Manwaring
  • Willie McGee
  • Robby Thompson
  • Matt Williams[12]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509 33–22 25–34
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 29–31 26–29
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 25–32 28–32
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 12½ 26–31 21–39



Division leaders W L Pct.
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509


Wild card team W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.597
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 212
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 1212
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 1312
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 1412
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 15
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 1612
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.444 1712
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 1812
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 2212

Roster[edit]

1994 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H HR RBI AVG.
Kirt Manwaring 97 316 79 1 29 .250
Todd Benzinger 107 328 87 9 31 .265
John Patterson 85 240 57 3 32 .238
Matt Williams 112 445 119 43 96 .267
Royce Clayton 108 385 91 3 30 .236
Barry Bonds 112 391 122 37 81 .312
Darren Lewis 114 451 116 4 29 .257
Willie McGee 45 156 44 5 23 .282

[13]

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dave Martinez 97 235 58 4 27 .247
Robby Thompson 35 129 27 2 7 .209
Jeff Reed 50 103 18 1 7 .175
Steve Scarsone 52 103 28 2 13 .272
Mark Carreon 51 100 27 3 20 .270
Darryl Strawberry 29 92 22 4 17 .239
Mike Benjamin 38 62 16 1 9 .258

[13]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League Carlos Alfonso
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Ron Wotus
A San Jose Giants California League Dick Dietz
A Clinton Lumber Kings Midwest League Jack Mull
Short-Season A Everett Giants Northwest League Mike Hart
Rookie AZL Giants Arizona League Alan Bannister

[14]

References[edit]

External links[edit]