1981 San Francisco Giants season

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1981 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bob Lurie
General manager(s) Spec Richardson, Tom Haller
Manager(s) Frank Robinson
Local television KTVU
(Lindsey Nelson, Gary Park, Edgard Martinez)
Local radio KNBR
(Lindsey Nelson, Hank Greenwald, David Glass)
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The 1981 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 99th season in Major League Baseball, their 24th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 22nd at Candlestick Park. Giants manager Frank Robinson became the first black manager in the history of the National League.[1] Robinson was also the first black manager in the history of the American League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 66 42 0.611 32–22 34–20
Los Angeles Dodgers 63 47 0.573 4 33–23 30–24
Houston Astros 61 49 0.555 6 31–20 30–29
San Francisco Giants 56 55 0.505 11½ 29–24 27–31
Atlanta Braves 50 56 0.472 15 22–27 28–29
San Diego Padres 41 69 0.373 26 20–35 21–34


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1981 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 3–2–1 6–5 4–8 7–7 3–7 3–3 4–5 2–3 9–6 5–7 4–3
Chicago 2–3–1 1–5 1–6 6–4 4–7 5–8–1 2–10 4–10 3–3 5–5 5–4–1
Cincinnati 5–6 5–1 8–4 8–8 5–4 7–3 5–2 4–2 10–2 9–5 0–5
Houston 8–4 6–1 4–8 4–8 5–2 6–3 4–6 2–4 11–3 9–6 2–4
Los Angeles 7–7 4–6 8–8 8–4 5–2 5–1 3–3 5–1 6–5 7–5 5–5
Montreal 7–3 7–4 4–5 2–5 2–5 9–3 7–4 10–3 4–2 2–5 6–9
New York 3–3 8–5–1 3–7 3–6 1–5 3–9 7–7 3–6–1 2–5 2–4 6–5
Philadelphia 5-4 10–2 2–5 6–4 3–3 4–7 7–7 7–5 4–2 4–3 7–6
Pittsburgh 3–2 10–4 2–4 4–2 1–5 3–10 6–3–1 5–7 6–4 3–7 3–8
San Diego 6–9 3–3 2–10 3–11 5–6 2–4 5–2 2–4 4–6 6–7 3–7
San Francisco 7–5 5–5 5–9 6–9 5–7 5–2 4–2 3–4 7–3 7–6 2–3
St. Louis 3–4 4–5–1 5–0 4–2 5–5 9–6 5–6 6–7 8–3 7–3 3–2


Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1981 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

= Indicates team leader
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C May, MiltMilt May 97 316 98 .310 2 33
1B Cabell, EnosEnos Cabell 96 396 101 .255 2 36
2B Morgan, JoeJoe Morgan 90 308 74 .240 8 31
3B Evans, DarrellDarrell Evans 102 357 92 .258 12 48
SS LeMaster, JohnnieJohnnie LeMaster 104 324 82 .253 0 28
LF Clark, JackJack Clark 99 385 103 .268 17 53
CF Herndon, LarryLarry Herndon 96 364 105 .288 5 41
RF Martin, JerryJerry Martin 72 241 58 .241 4 25

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Bergman, DaveDave Bergman 63 145 37 .255 3 13
North, BillyBilly North 46 131 29 .221 1 12
Leonard, JeffreyJeffrey Leonard 37 127 39 .307 4 26
Stennett, RennieRennie Stennett 38 87 20 .230 1 7
Wohlford, JimJim Wohlford 50 68 11 .162 1 7
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 36 61 11 .180 1 5
Brenly, BobBob Brenly 19 45 15 .333 1 4
Sadek, MikeMike Sadek 19 36 6 .167 0 3
Venable, MaxMax Venable 18 32 6 .188 0 1
Pettini, JoeJoe Pettini 35 29 2 .069 0 2
Sularz, GuyGuy Sularz 10 20 4 .200 0 2
Ivie, MikeMike Ivie 7 17 5 .294 0 3
Davis, ChiliChili Davis 8 15 2 .133 0 0
Ransom, JeffJeff Ransom 5 15 4 .267 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 24 152.3 11 7 2.89 77
Griffin, TomTom Griffin 22 129.3 8 8 3.76 83
Whitson, EdEd Whitson 22 123.0 6 9 4.02 65
Blue, VidaVida Blue 18 124.7 8 6 2.45 63
Ripley, AllenAllen Ripley 19 90.7 4 4 4.07 47

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hargesheimer, AlanAlan Hargesheimer 6 18.7 1 2 4.34 6

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Minton, GregGreg Minton 55 84.1 4 5 21 2.88 29
Breining, FredFred Breining 45 77.2 5 2 1 2.55 37
Holland, AlAl Holland 47 100.2 7 5 7 2.41 78
Lavelle, GaryGary Lavelle 34 65.2 2 6 4 3.84 45
Tufts, BobBob Tufts 11 15.1 0 0 0 3.52 12
Rowland, MikeMike Rowland 9 15.2 0 1 0 3.45 8
Moffitt, RandyRandy Moffitt 10 11.1 0 0 0 7.94 11

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Jack Mull
A Fresno Giants California League Wayne Cato
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Wendell Kim
Rookie Great Falls Giants Pioneer League Ernie Rodriguez

References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.198, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Chris Bourjos at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ DeWayne Buice at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Doyle Alexander at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "Giants trade twice on final day". Lakeland, Florida: The Ledger. Associated Press (AP). December 13, 1980. p. 3D. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ Joe Strain at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Joe Morgan at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Billy Smith at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Gorman Heimueller at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1981&t=SFN
  11. ^ Phil Ouellette at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Mike Sadek at Baseball Reference

External links[edit]