List of San Francisco Giants seasons

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AT&T Park, home field of the Giants since the 2000 season

The San Francisco Giants are a professional baseball team based in San Francisco, California. They have been a member of the National League, as a part of Major League Baseball, since the team's inception in 1883. They joined the National League West following the establishment of divisions within the league in 1969. The Giants played 75 seasons in New York City, New York, as the New York Gothams and New York Giants, spending the majority of their years at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan.[1] They relocated to San Francisco in 1958, briefly playing at Seals Stadium. After sharing Candlestick Park for 29 years with the San Francisco 49ers National Football League team, the Giants moved to their current home, AT&T Park, in 2000.[2]

The Giants are one of the most successful teams in Major League Baseball history, having won more games than any other team and having the second highest winning percentage.[3] Their seven World Series titles are tied for fourth-most in baseball, while their 22 pennants are tied for second-most.[3] Their first title came in 1905 against the Philadelphia Athletics, where they won the series 4–1. They claimed four consecutive National League pennants between 1921 and 1924, going on to beat cross-town team the New York Yankees in the World Series on two of those occasions. Their fourth title came in 1933 as they beat the Washington Senators in five games. The 1951 season saw the Giants beat their rivals the Brooklyn Dodgers in a three-game playoff for the National League pennant. The Giants won 2–1 on a walk-off home run by Bobby Thomson in game 3, a moment remembered as the Shot Heard 'Round the World. They went on to lose in the World Series to the Yankees. A 4–0 series sweep of the Cleveland Indians in the 1954 World Series earned the Giants their fifth title.

Until 2010, the Giants were without a title since relocation to San Francisco — at the time this was the third-longest World Series winning drought in the league.[4] They have made it to the World Series on five occasions following the move, but were on the losing side each of the first three times. Among those was the 1989 World Series, when the "Bay Bridge Series", being contested against neighboring team the Oakland Athletics, was interrupted by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake; the series was postponed for ten days, and the Giants were eventually swept by the A's. The club ended its title-winning drought in 2010, as they beat the Texas Rangers to bring the Commissioner's Trophy to San Francisco for the first time in the city's history.[4] The Giants won the World Series again in 2012, sweeping the Detroit Tigers.

Year by year results[edit]

Pre–World Series champions
(Pre–1903)
World Series champions
(1903–present)
National League champions
(1883–present)
Division champions
(1969–present)*
Wild Card berth
(1994–present)§
MLB
season
Team
season
League Division Regular season Postseason Awards
Finish Wins Losses Win% GB
New York Gothams
1883 1883 NL 6th 46 50 .479 16
1884 1884 NL 4th 62 50 .554 22
New York Giants
1885 1885 NL 2nd 85 27 .759 2
1886 1886 NL 3rd 75 44 .630 12.5
1887 1887 NL 4th 68 55 .553 10.5
1888 1888 NL 1st 84 47 .641 Won World's Championship Series vs. St. Louis Browns, 6–4.[5] Tim Keefe (NL Triple Crown)[6]
1889 1889 NL 1st 83 43 .659 Won World's Championship Series vs. Brooklyn Bridegrooms, 6–3.[7]
1890 1890 NL 6th 63 68 .481 24
1891 1891 NL 3rd 71 61 .538 13
1892 1892 NL 8th 71 80 .470 31.5
1893 1893 NL 5th 68 64 .515 19.5
1894 1894 NL 2nd 88 44 .667 3 Won Temple Cup vs. Baltimore Orioles, 4–0.[8] Amos Rusie (NL Triple Crown)[6]
1895 1895 NL 9th 66 65 .504 21.5
1896 1896 NL 7th 64 67 .489 27
1897 1897 NL 3rd 83 48 .634 9.5
1898 1898 NL 7th 77 73 .513 25.5
1899 1899 NL 10th 60 90 .400 42
1900 1900 NL 8th 60 78 .435 23
1901 1901 NL 7th 52 85 .380 37
1902 1902 NL 7th 48 88 .353 53.5
1903 1903 NL 2nd 84 55 .604 6.5
1904 1904 NL 1st 106 47 .693 World Series cancelled because the Giants refused to participate.[a]
1905 1905 NL 1st 105 48 .686 Won World Series vs. Philadelphia Athletics, 4–1.[9] Christy Mathewson (NL Triple Crown)[6]
1906 1906 NL 2nd 96 56 .632 20
1907 1907 NL 4th 82 71 .536 25.5
1908 1908 NL 2nd 98 56 .636 1 Christy Mathewson (NL Triple Crown)[6]
1909 1909 NL 3rd 92 61 .601 18.5
1910 1910 NL 2nd 91 63 .591 13
1911 1911 NL 1st 99 54 .647 Lost World Series to Philadelphia Athletics, 2–4.[10]
1912 1912 NL 1st 103 48 .682 Lost World Series to Boston Red Sox, 3–4–1.[11] Larry Doyle (MVP)[12]
1913 1913 NL 1st 101 51 .664 Lost World Series to Philadelphia Athletics, 1–4.[13]
1914 1914 NL 2nd 84 70 .545 10.5
1915 1915 NL 8th 69 83 .454 21
1916 1916 NL 4th 86 66 .566 7
1917 1917 NL 1st 98 56 .636 Lost World Series to Chicago White Sox, 2–4.[14]
1918 1918 NL 2nd 71 53 .573 10.5
1919 1919 NL 2nd 87 53 .621 9
1920 1920 NL 2nd 86 68 .558 7
1921 1921 NL 1st 94 59 .614 Won World Series vs. New York Yankees, 5–3.[15]
1922 1922 NL 1st 93 61 .604 Won World Series vs. New York Yankees, 4–0–1.[16]
1923 1923 NL 1st 95 58 .621 Lost World Series to New York Yankees, 2–4.[17]
1924 1924 NL 1st 93 60 .608 Lost World Series to Washington Senators, 3–4.[18]
1925 1925 NL 2nd 86 66 .566 8.5
1926 1926 NL 5th 74 77 .490 13.5
1927 1927 NL 3rd 92 62 .597 2
1928 1928 NL 2nd 93 61 .604 2
1929 1929 NL 3rd 84 67 .556 13.5
1930 1930 NL 3rd 87 67 .565 5
1931 1931 NL 2nd 87 65 .572 13
1932 1932 NL 6th 72 82 .468 18
1933 1933 NL 1st 91 61 .599 Won World Series vs. Washington Senators, 4–1.[19] Carl Hubbell (MVP)[12]
1934 1934 NL 2nd 93 60 .608 2
1935 1935 NL 3rd 91 62 .595 8.5
1936 1936 NL 1st 92 62 .597 Lost World Series to New York Yankees, 2–4.[20] Carl Hubbell (MVP)[12]
1937 1937 NL 1st 95 57 .625 Lost World Series to New York Yankees, 1–4.[21]
1938 1938 NL 3rd 83 67 .553 5
1939 1939 NL 5th 77 74 .510 18.5
1940 1940 NL 6th 72 80 .474 27.5
1941 1941 NL 5th 74 79 .484 25.5
1942 1942 NL 3rd 85 67 .559 25.5
1943 1943 NL 8th 55 98 .359 49.5
1944 1944 NL 5th 67 87 .435 38
1945 1945 NL 5th 78 74 .513 19
1946 1946 NL 8th 61 93 .396 36
1947 1947 NL 4th 81 73 .526 13
1948 1948 NL 5th 78 76 .506 13.5
1949 1949 NL 5th 73 81 .474 24
1950 1950 NL 3rd 86 68 .558 5
1951 1951 NL 1st 98 59 .624 Lost World Series to New York Yankees, 2–4.[22] Willie Mays (ROY)[23]
Leo Durocher (MOY)[24]
1952 1952 NL 2nd 92 62 .597 4.5
1953 1953 NL 5th 70 84 .455 35 Leo Durocher (MOY)[24]
1954 1954 NL 1st 97 57 .630 Won World Series vs. Cleveland Indians, 4–0.[25] Willie Mays (MVP)[12]
Leo Durocher (MOY)[24]
1955 1955 NL 3rd 80 74 .519 18.5
1956 1956 NL 6th 67 87 .435 26
1957 1957 NL 6th 69 85 .448 26
San Francisco Giants
1958 1958 NL 3rd 80 74 .519 12 Orlando Cepeda (ROY)[23]
1959 1959 NL 3rd 83 71 .539 4 Willie McCovey (ROY)[23]
1960 1960 NL 5th 79 75 .513 16
1961 1961 NL 3rd 85 69 .552 8
1962 1962 NL 1st 103 62 .624 Lost World Series to New York Yankees, 3–4.[26]
1963 1963 NL 3rd 88 74 .543 11
1964 1964 NL 4th 90 72 .556 3
1965 1965 NL 2nd 95 67 .586 2 Willie Mays (MVP)[12]
1966 1966 NL 2nd 93 68 .578 1.5
1967 1967 NL 2nd 91 71 .562 10.5 Mike McCormick (CYA)[12]
1968 1968 NL 2nd 88 74 .543 9
1969 1969 NL West 2nd 90 72 .556 3 Willie McCovey (MVP)[12]
1970 1970 NL West 3rd 86 76 .531 16
1971 1971 NL West* 1st 90 72 .556 Lost NLCS to Pittsburgh Pirates, 1–3.[27] Charlie Fox (MOY)[24]
1972 1972 NL West 5th 69 86 .445 26.5
1973 1973 NL West 3rd 88 74 .543 11 Gary Matthews (ROY)[23]
1974 1974 NL West 5th 72 90 .444 30
1975 1975 NL West 3rd 80 81 .497 27.5 John Montefusco (ROY)[23]
1976 1976 NL West 4th 74 88 .457 28
1977 1977 NL West 4th 75 87 .463 23
1978 1978 NL West 3rd 89 73 .549 6 Joe Altobelli (MOY)[24]
1979 1979 NL West 4th 71 91 .438 19.5
1980 1980 NL West 5th 75 86 .466 17
1981 1981 NL West 5th 27 32 .458 9
3rd 29 23 .558 3.5
1982 1982 NL West 3rd 87 75 .537 2 Frank Robinson (MOY)[24]
1983 1983 NL West 5th 79 83 .488 12
1984 1984 NL West 6th 66 96 .407 26
1985 1985 NL West 6th 62 100 .383 33
1986 1986 NL West 3rd 83 79 .512 13
1987 1987 NL West* 1st 90 72 .556 Lost NLCS to St. Louis Cardinals, 3–4.[28] Roger Craig (MOY)[24]
1988 1988 NL West 4th 83 79 .512 11.5
1989 1989 NL West* 1st 92 70 .568 Won NLCS vs. Chicago Cubs, 4–1.
Lost World Series to Oakland Athletics, 0–4.[29]
Kevin Mitchell (MVP)[12]
1990 1990 NL West 3rd 85 77 .525 6
1991 1991 NL West 4th 75 87 .463 19
1992 1992 NL West 5th 72 90 .444 26
1993 1993 NL West 2nd 103 59 .636 1 Barry Bonds (MVP)[12]
Dusty Baker (MOY)[24]
1994 1994 NL West 2nd 55 60 .478 3.5
1995 1995 NL West 4th 67 77 .465 11
1996 1996 NL West 4th 68 94 .420 23
1997 1997 NL West* 1st 90 72 .556 Lost NLDS to Florida Marlins, 0–3.[30] Dusty Baker (MOY)[24]
1998 1998 NL West 2nd 89 74 .546 9.5
1999 1999 NL West 2nd 86 76 .531 14
2000 2000 NL West* 1st 97 65 .599 Lost NLDS to New York Mets, 1–3.[31] Jeff Kent (MVP)[12]
Dusty Baker (MOY)[24]
2001 2001 NL West 2nd 90 72 .556 2 Barry Bonds (MVP)[12]
2002 2002 NL West 2nd§ 95 66 .590 2.5 Won NLDS vs. Atlanta Braves, 3–2.
Won NLCS vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 4–1.
Lost World Series to Anaheim Angels, 3–4.[32]
Barry Bonds (MVP)[12]
2003 2003 NL West* 1st 100 61 .621 Lost NLDS to Florida Marlins, 1–3.[33] Barry Bonds (MVP)[12]
2004 2004 NL West 2nd 91 71 .562 2 Barry Bonds (MVP)[12]
2005 2005 NL West 3rd 75 87 .463 7
2006 2006 NL West 3rd 76 85 .472 11.5
2007 2007 NL West 5th 71 91 .438 19
2008 2008 NL West 4th 72 90 .444 12 Tim Lincecum (CYA)[12]
2009 2009 NL West 3rd 88 74 .543 7 Tim Lincecum (CYA)[12]
2010 2010 NL West* 1st 92 70 .568 Won NLDS vs. Atlanta Braves, 3–1.
Won NLCS vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 4–2.
Won World Series vs. Texas Rangers, 4–1.[34]
Buster Posey (ROY)[23]
2011 2011 NL West 2nd 86 76 .531 8
2012 2012 NL West* 1st 94 68 .580 Won NLDS vs. Cincinnati Reds, 3–2.
Won NLCS vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 4–3.
Won World Series vs. Detroit Tigers, 4–0.
Buster Posey (MVP)[12]
2013 2013 NL West T-3rd 76 86 .469 16
Total Games Wins Losses Win%
All-time regular season record 19,556 10,522 9,034 .538
All-time post-season record[35][b] 162 84 82 .506
All-time regular and post-season record 19,722 10,606 9,116 .538

Note: These statistics are current as of the conclusion of the 2012 World Series.

Notes[edit]

  • a The Giants were due to play against the Boston Red Sox, champions of the American League, but boycotted the series. John McGraw, then Giants manager, claimed the AL was inferior and any series would be unnecessary.[36]
  • b Does not include postseason games prior to 1903 — the beginning of the modern World Series era — as these were considered exhibition games.[5]

References[edit]

General
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