2000 San Francisco Giants season

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2000 San Francisco Giants
First Season in Pacific Bell Park
NL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Peter Magowan
General manager(s) Brian Sabean
Manager(s) Dusty Baker
Local television KTVU
(Mike Krukow, Ted Robinson, Jon Miller)
FSN Bay Area
(Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Lon Simmons)
Local radio KNBR
(Mike Krukow, Lon Simmons, Ted Robinson, Jon Miller )
(Erwin Higueros, Amaury Pi-Gonzalez)
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The 2000 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 118th season in Major League Baseball and their 43rd season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season. The Giants finished in first place in the National League West with a record of 97 wins and 65 losses. They lost the National League Division Series in four games to the New York Mets. The team played their first season in newly opened Pacific Bell Park.


  • December 12, 1999: Bobby Estalella was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the San Francisco Giants for Chris Brock.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Francisco Giants 97 65 -- .599
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 11 .531
Arizona Diamondbacks 85 77 12 .525
Colorado Rockies 82 80 15 .506
San Diego Padres 76 86 21 .460


  • June 5, 2000: Boof Bonser was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed July 3, 2000.[2]
  • July 3, 2000: Jalal Leach was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[3]


2000 San Francisco Giants
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Pacific Bell Park[edit]

  • The opening series took place from April 11–13, 2000 against the Los Angeles Dodgers (the same team the Giants faced in their final series at Candlestick Park), and the Giants were swept in three games. In the first game of that series, the Giants lost 6-5, highlighted by three home runs from the Dodgers' Kevin Elster.
  • The most prominent feature of the ballpark is the right field wall, which is 24 feet (7.3 m) high in honor of former Giant Willie Mays, who wore number 24. Because of the proximity to the San Francisco Bay, the right field foul pole is only 309 feet (94.2 m) from home plate. The wall is made of brick, with fenced off archways opening to the Cove beyond, above which are several rows of arcade seating. The fence angles quickly away from home plate; right-center field extends out to 421 feet (128 m) from home plate. Atop the fence are four pillars with fountains atop. These four pillars will burst jets of water when a Giant hits a home run.
The "Splash Hit" counter on the right field wall
  • Lining the foul portion of the wall are rubber chickens, which are put up by fans whenever a Giants player (especially Barry Bonds) is intentionally walked. The fans do this to show that the opposing team is "chicken" for not pitching right to the Giants players. To some old-timers, the right field area vaguely suggests the layout at the Polo Grounds. This deep corner of the ballpark has been dubbed "death valley" and "triples alley." Like its Polo Grounds counterpart, it is very difficult to hit a home run to this area, and a batted ball that finds its way into this corner often results in a triple.
The Coca-Cola bottle and old-fashioned glove

Player stats[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

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

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

National League Divisional Playoffs[edit]

San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets[edit]

New York wins series, 3-1.

Game Score Date
1 San Francisco 5, New York 1 October 4
2 New York 5, San Francisco 4 (10 innings) October 5
3 New York 3, San Francisco 2 (13 innings) October 7
4 New York 4, San Francisco 0 October 8

Award winners[edit]

All-Star Game

  • Jeff Kent, Second Base, Starter

National League Most Valuable Player Jeff Kent, Second Base

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Fresno Grizzlies Pacific Coast League Shane Turner
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Bill Hayes
A Bakersfield Blaze California League Lenn Sakata
A San Jose Giants California League Keith Comstock
Short-Season A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Northwest League Fred Stanley
Rookie AZL Giants Arizona League Lemmie Miller



  1. ^ Bobby Estalella Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Boof Bonser Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/leachja01.shtml
  4. ^ "Splash Hits". SFGiants.com. Retrieved September 18, 2007. 
  5. ^ Ellis Burks, 2000 recipient
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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