1985 San Francisco Giants season

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1985 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bob Lurie
General manager(s) Tom Haller, Al Rosen
Manager(s) Jim Davenport, Roger Craig
Local television KTVU
(Hank Greenwald, Gary Park)
Local radio KNBR
(Hank Greenwald, David Glass)
KOFY
(Tito Fuentes, Armando Provedor)
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The 1985 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 103rd season in Major League Baseball, their 28th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 26th at Candlestick Park. It resulted in the team finishing in sixth place in the NL West Division with a record of 62 wins and franchise-record 100 losses. This was the first, and as of 2017, the only time in the history of the franchise that they reached the triple-digit mark in losses. It is also the highest number of games they have lost in a season, as well. The Giants were managed by Jim Davenport, who was dismissed on September 18, after compiling a dismal 56-88 record, and Roger Craig, who guided the team to a 6-12 mark during the final 2½ weeks of the season. They finished 33 games behind the division champion and main rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1985 Mother's Cookies - Chili Davis.JPG
1985 Mother's Cookies - Chris Brown.JPG
1985 Mother's Cookies - Jeff Leonard.JPG
1985 Mother's Cookies - David Green.JPG
The Giants' Opening Day starters included (clockwise from top left) Chili Davis (RF), Chris Brown (3B), David Green (1B) and Jeffrey Leonard (LF).

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Bob Brenly
  • Chris Brown
  • Chili Davis
  • Dan Gladden
  • David Green
  • Atlee Hammaker
  • Johnnie LeMaster
  • Jeffrey Leonard
  • Manny Trillo[5]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 48–33 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 89 72 0.553 47–34 42–38
Houston Astros 83 79 0.512 12 44–37 39–42
San Diego Padres 83 79 0.512 12 44–37 39–42
Atlanta Braves 66 96 0.407 29 32–49 34–47
San Francisco Giants 62 100 0.383 33 38–43 24–57


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1985 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 5–7 7–11 8–10 5–13 3–9 2–10 10–2 6–6 7–11 10–8 3–9
Chicago 7–5 5–6 5–7 5–7 7–11 4–14 13–5 13–5 8–4 6–6 4–14
Cincinnati 11–7 6–5 11–7 7–11 8–4 4–8 7–5 9–3 9–9 12–6 5–7
Houston 10–8 7–5 7–11 6–12 6–6 4–8 4–8 6–6 12–6 15–3 6–6
Los Angeles 13–5 7–5 11–7 12–6 7–5 7–5 4–8 8–4 8–10 11–7 7–5
Montreal 9–3 11–7 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 8–10 9–8 5–7 7–5 11–7
New York 10–2 14–4 8–4 8–4 5–7 9–9 11–7 10–8 7–5 8–4 8–10
Philadelphia 2-10 5–13 5–7 8–4 8–4 10–8 7–11 11–7 5–7 6–6 8–10
Pittsburgh 6–6 5–13 3–9 6–6 4–8 8–9 8–10 7–11 4–8 3–9 3–15
San Diego 11–7 4–8 9–9 6–12 10–8 7–5 5–7 7–5 8–4 12–6 4–8
San Francisco 8–10 6–6 6–12 3–15 7–11 5–7 4–8 6–6 9–3 6–12 2–10
St. Louis 9–3 14–4 7–5 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 10–8 15–3 8–4 10–2


Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 5, 1985: Roger Mason was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the San Francisco Giants for Alejandro Sánchez.[6]
  • April 6, 1985: Vida Blue was signed as a free agent by the Giants.[7]
  • April 15, 1985: Chuck Hensley was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[8]
  • April 17, 1985: John Rabb was traded by the Giants to the Atlanta Braves for Alex Treviño.[9]
  • April 30, 1985: Jeff Cornell was released by the San Francisco Giants.[10]
  • May 7, 1985: Mike Jeffcoat was traded by the Cleveland Indians with Luis Quinones to the San Francisco Giants for Johnnie LeMaster.[11]
  • June 3, 1985: Will Clark was drafted by the Giants in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft.[12]
  • July 22, 1985: Gary Rajsich was purchased from the Giants by the St. Louis Cardinals.[4]

Roster[edit]

1985 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Bob Brenly 133 440 97 .220 19 56
1B David Green 106 294 73 .248 5 20
2B Manny Trillo 125 451 101 .224 3 25
SS José Uribe 147 476 113 .237 3 26
3B Chris Brown 131 432 117 .271 16 61
LF Jeffrey Leonard 133 507 122 .241 17 62
CF Dan Gladden 142 502 122 .243 7 41
RF Chili Davis 136 481 130 .270 13 56

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
Scot Thompson 64 111 23 .207 0 6

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
Dave LaPoint 31 206.2 7 17 3.57 122
Mike Krukow 28 195 8 11 3.38 150
Jim Gott 26 148.1 7 10 3.88 78

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
Vida Blue 33 131 8 8 4.47 103
Colin Ward 6 12.1 0 0 4.38 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
Scott Garrelts 74 9 6 13 2.30 106
Mark Davis 77 5 12 7 3.54 131

Award winners[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Jim Lefebvre
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Duane Espy
A Fresno Giants California League Wendell Kim
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Tim Blackwell
A-Short Season Everett Giants Northwest League Joe Strain

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fresno, Everett

References[edit]

External links[edit]