2006 San Francisco Giants season

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2006 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Peter Magowan
General manager(s) Brian Sabean
Manager(s) Felipe Alou
Local television KTVU
(Jon Miller, Greg Papa, Mike Krukow)
FSN Bay Area
(Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper)
Local radio KNBR
(Greg Papa, Dave Flemming, Jon Miller, Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow)
KLOK
(Tito Fuentes, Erwin Higueros, Amaury Pi-Gonzalez)
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The San Francisco Giants are an American baseball team. Their 2006 season included the San Francisco Giants attempting to win the National League West division. The Giants finished 11½ games behind the division winner, the San Diego Padres.

Regular season[edit]

Season summary[edit]

Barry Bonds of the Giants pursued his quest toward Hank Aaron's all-time mark of 755 home runs. Bonds finished the season with 734 career home runs, 21 short of tying Aaron's mark. On June 3, 2006, Eliezer Alfonzo made his big league debut. In his debut, his name was misspelled on his jersey (it should have ended in "zo," not "so"). Alfonzo hit a two-run shot in the sixth inning that ultimately won the game against the Mets. The following day, the jersey was still misspelled.[1] The Giants finished 76-85, 11½ games behind the division winner, the San Diego Padres, and also 11½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants finished in third place in their division, just ½ game ahead of both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, who both finished their season with a record of 76-86.

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Diego Padres 88 74 .543
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 .543
San Francisco Giants 76 85 11½ .472
Arizona Diamondbacks 76 86 12 .469
Colorado Rockies 76 86 12 .469

Notable transactions[edit]

  • December 8, 2005: Mark Sweeney was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[2]
  • June 6, 2006: Tim Lincecum was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 2006.[3]
  • July 22, 2006: Jeremy Accardo was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for third baseman Shea Hillenbrand and relief pitcher Vinnie Chulk.[4]
  • July 28, 2006: Mike Stanton was traded by the Washington Nationals to the San Francisco Giants for Shairon Martis (minors).[5]

Roster[edit]

2006 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Fresno Grizzlies Pacific Coast League Shane Turner
AA Connecticut Defenders Eastern League Dave Machemer
A San Jose Giants California League Lenn Sakata
A Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League Roberto Kelly
Short-Season A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Northwest League Steve Decker
Rookie AZL Giants Arizona League Bert Hunter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salem-Keizer[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sikids.com/photos/21399/mlbs-misspelled-uniforms/5
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sweenma01.shtml
  3. ^ Tim Lincecum Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/accarje01.shtml
  5. ^ Mike Stanton Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

External links[edit]

1st Half: San Francisco Giants Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: San Francisco Giants Game Log on ESPN.com