1969 San Francisco Giants season
|1969 San Francisco Giants|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Chub Feeney|
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson, Bill Rigney)
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The 1969 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 87th year in Major League Baseball, their twelfth year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their tenth at Candlestick Park. The team finished second in the newly established National League West with a record of 90–72, 3 games behind the Atlanta Braves, their fifth consecutive season of finishing second. The Giants set a Major League record which still stands for the most double plays grounded into by a team in a single game, with 7 against the Houston Astros on May 4.
- October 14, 1968: Jesús Alou was drafted from the Giants by the Montreal Expos as the 13th pick in the 1968 MLB expansion draft.
- December 6, 1968: Nate Oliver was traded by the Giants to the New York Yankees for Charley Smith.
- March 16, 1969, Giants pitching prospect Néstor Chávez was killed in a plane crash
- March 28, 1969: Charley Smith was purchased from the Giants by the Chicago Cubs.
- July 20, 1969: Pitcher Gaylord Perry hit the first home run of his career (he hit 6). It was in the third inning off pitcher Claude Osteen.
|San Francisco Giants||90||72||0.556||3||52–29||38–43|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||85||77||0.525||8||50–31||35–46|
|San Diego Padres||52||110||0.321||41||28–53||24–57|
Record vs. opponents
1969 National League Records
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Opening Day starters
- Bobby Bonds
- Dick Dietz
- Bobby Etheridge
- Jim Ray Hart
- Ron Hunt
- Hal Lanier
- Juan Marichal
- Willie Mays
- Willie McCovey
- August 8, 1969: The Giants traded a player to be named later to the Detroit Tigers for Don McMahon. The Giants completed the deal by sending César Gutiérrez to the Tigers on September 2.
|1969 San Francisco Giants|
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Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases
|Jim Ray Hart||95||236||27||60||.254||3||26||0|
Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Awards and honors
- "Game Related Grounding Into Double Play Records". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
- Jesús Alou at Baseball-Reference
- Charley Smith at Baseball-Reference
- César Gutiérrez at Baseball-Reference
- 1969 San Francisco Giants Statistics and Roster – Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
- 1969 San Francisco Giants team at Baseball-Reference
- 1969 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Almanac