1960 San Francisco Giants season

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1960 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Chub Feeney
Manager(s) Bill Rigney (W-33; L-25), Tom Sheehan (W-46; L-50)
Local television KTVU (Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons)
Local radio KSFO-AM 560
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons)
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The 1960 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 78th year in Major League Baseball. The team moved their home games from Seals Stadium to the new Candlestick Park. In their third season in the Golden Gate City, the Giants finished in fifth place in the National League, 16 games behind the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 59 0.617 52–25 43–34
Milwaukee Braves 88 66 0.571 7 51–26 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 86 68 0.558 9 51–26 35–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 72 0.532 13 42–35 40–37
San Francisco Giants 79 75 0.513 16 45–32 34–43
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 0.435 28 37–40 30–47
Chicago Cubs 60 94 0.390 35 33–44 27–50
Philadelphia Phillies 59 95 0.383 36 31–46 28–49


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1960 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LAD MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 10–12 9–13 7–15 10–12 7–15 9–13–1 8–14–1
Cincinnati 12–10 12–10 9–13 9–13 6–16 11–11 8–14
Los Angeles 13–9 10–12 12–10 16–6 11–11 10–12 10–12
Milwaukee 15–7 13–9 10–12 16–6 9–13 14–8 11–11
Philadelphia 12–10 13–9 6–16 6–16 7–15 8–14 7–15
Pittsburgh 15–7 16–6 11–11 13–9 15–7 14–8–1 11–11
San Francisco 13–9–1 11–11 12–10 8–14 14–8 8–14–1 13–9
St. Louis 14–8–1 14–8 12–10 11–11 15–7 11–11 9–13


Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Candlestick Park[edit]

The Giants selected the name of Candlestick Park after a name-the-park contest on March 3, 1959. Prior to that, its construction site had been shown on maps as the generic Bay View Stadium. It was the first modern baseball stadium, as it was the first to be built entirely of reinforced concrete.[7] Richard Nixon threw out the first baseball on the opening day of Candlestick Park on April 12, 1960 and called it the finest ballpark in the country.[8]

Roster[edit]

1960 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[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
Amalfitano, JoeyJoey Amalfitano 106 328 91 .277 1 27
Wilson, NeilNeil Wilson 6 10 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
O'Dell, BillyBilly O'Dell 43 202.2 8 13 3.20 145
Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli 41 112.1 6 7 3.77 57

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Loes, BillyBilly Loes 37 3 2 5 4.93 28
Byerly, BudBud Byerly 19 1 0 2 5.32 13

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game, first game All-Star Game, second game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Giants Pacific Coast League Red Davis
AA Rio Grande Valley Giants Texas League Ray Murray
A Springfield Giants Eastern League Andy Gilbert
B Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Richie Klaus
C Fresno Giants California League Buddy Kerr
C Pocatello Giants Pioneer League Mike McCormick
D Salem Rebels Appalachian League Jodie Phipps
D Quincy Giants Midwest League Sam Calderone
D Artesia Giants Sophomore League George Genovese

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Springfield[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Joey Amalfitano page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Billy Loes page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Georges Maranda page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1960&t=SFN
  5. ^ Don Taussig page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ a b Dave Philley page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Smith, Curt (2001). Storied Stadiums. New York City: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-1187-6. 
  8. ^ The Best Game Ever, Prologue, p. xxx, Jim Reisler, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7867-1943-3
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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