1968 San Francisco Giants season

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1968 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
Manager(s) Herman Franks
Local television KTVU
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
Local radio KSFO
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
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The 1968 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 86th year in Major League Baseball, their eleventh year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their ninth at Candlestick Park. The team finished in second place in the National League with an 88-74 record, 9 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 -- .599
San Francisco Giants 88 74 9 .543
Chicago Cubs 84 78 13 .519
Cincinnati Reds 83 79 14 .512
Atlanta Braves 81 81 16 .500
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 17 .494
Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 21 .469
Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 21 .469
New York Mets 73 89 24 .451
Houston Astros 72 90 25 .444

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1968 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Atlanta 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–9 12–6 11–7 6–12 9–9 5–13
Chicago 10–8 7–11 10–8 12–6 8–10 9–9 10–8 9–9 9–9
Cincinnati 8–10 11–7 9–9 9–9 10–8 11–7 10–8 8–10 7–11
Houston 7–11 8–10 9–9 11–7 10–8 9–9 5–13 8–10 5–13
Los Angeles 9–9 6–12 9–9 7–11 7–11 10–8 10–8 9–9 9–9
New York 6–12 10–8 8–10 8–10 11–7 8–10 9–9 7–11 6–12
Philadelphia 7–11 9–9 7–11 9–9 8–10 10–8 9–9 9–9 8–10
Pittsburgh 12–6 8–10 8–10 13–5 8–10 9–9 9–9 7–11 6–12
San Francisco 9–9 9–9 10–8 10–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 11–7 10–8
St. Louis 13–5 9–9 11–7 13–5 9–9 12–6 10–8 12–6 8–10


Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1968 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
C Dietz, DickDick Dietz 98 301 82 .272 6 38
1B McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey 148 523 153 .293 36 105
2B Hunt, RonRon Hunt 148 529 132 .250 2 28
3B Hart, Jim RayJim Ray Hart 136 480 124 .258 23 78
SS Lanier, HalHal Lanier 151 486 100 .206 0 27
LF Cline, TyTy Cline 116 291 65 .223 1 28
CF Mays, WillieWillie Mays 148 498 144 .289 23 79
RF Alou, JesúsJesús Alou 120 419 110 .263 0 39

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
Davenport, JimJim Davenport 113 272 61 .224 1 17
Hiatt, JackJack Hiatt 90 268 52 .232 4 34
Bonds, BobbyBobby Bonds 81 307 78 .254 9 35
Oliver, NateNate Oliver 36 73 13 .178 0 1

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
Marichal, JuanJuan Marichal 38 325.2 26 9 2.43 218
McCormick, MikeMike McCormick 39 290.2 12 14 3.58 173
Perry, GaylordGaylord Perry 39 290.2 16 15 2.45 173
Sadecki, RayRay Sadecki 38 253.2 12 18 2.91 206
Bolin, BobbyBobby Bolin 34 176.2 10 5 1.99 126

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
Bolin, BobbyBobby Bolin 34 176.2 10 5 1.99 126
Robertson, RichRich Robertson 3 9 2 0 6.00 8

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
Gibbon, JoeJoe Gibbon 29 1 2 1 1.58 22
Herbel, RonRon Herbel 28 0 0 0 3.35 18
Henry, BillBill Henry 7 0 2 0 5.40 0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Clyde King
AA Amarillo Giants Texas League Andy Gilbert
A Fresno Giants California League Dave Garcia
A Decatur Commodores Midwest League Dennis Sommers
Short-Season A Medford Giants Northwest League Harvey Koepf
Rookie Salt Lake City Giants Pioneer League Ray Malgradi

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fresno[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garry Maddox page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ George Foster page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Ron Hunt page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ 1968 San Francisco Giants Roster by Baseball Almanac
  5. ^ Jim Howarth page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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