1987 San Francisco Giants season

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1987 San Francisco Giants
NL West Champions
1987 Mother's Cookies - Candlestick Park.JPG
Giants players standing for the national anthem at Candlestick Park in 1987.
Major League affiliations
Location
  • San Francisco (since 1958)
Other information
Owner(s) Bob Lurie
General manager(s) Al Rosen
Manager(s) Roger Craig
Local television KTVU
(Ron Fairly, Gary Park)
GiantsVision
(Joe Morgan, Duane Kuiper)
Local radio KNBR
(Ron Fairly, Wayne Hagin)
KIQI
(Tito Fuentes, Edgard Martinez)
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The 1987 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 105th season in Major League Baseball, their 30th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 28th at Candlestick Park. The Giants finished in first place in the National League West with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses. They lost the National League Championship Series in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals. It was their first playoff appearance since 1971.

Offseason[edit]

  • October 16, 1986: Brad Gulden was released by the San Francisco Giants.[1]
  • October 16, 1986: Chuck Hensley was released by the San Francisco Giants.[2]
  • October 21, 1986: Mike Jeffcoat was released by the San Francisco Giants.[3]
  • February 4, 1987: Atlee Hammaker was signed as a free agent by the Giants.[4]
  • March 31, 1987: Dan Gladden and David Blakely (minors) were traded by the Giants to the Minnesota Twins for Jose Dominguez (minors), Ray Velasquez (minors) and a player to be named later. The Twins completed the deal by sending Bryan Hickerson to the Giants on June 15.[5]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 46–35 44–37
Cincinnati Reds 84 78 0.519 6 42–39 42–39
Houston Astros 76 86 0.469 14 47–34 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 0.451 17 40–41 33–48
Atlanta Braves 69 92 0.429 20½ 42–39 27–53
San Diego Padres 65 97 0.401 25 37–44 28–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1987 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 6–5 8–10 8–10 6–12 3–9 7–5 7–5 7–5 6–12 8–10 3–9
Chicago 5–6 6–6 8–4 6–6 10–8 9–9 8–10 4–14 9–3 5–7 6–12
Cincinnati 10–8 6–6 13–5 10–8 6–6 7–5 5–7 4–8 12–6 7–11 4–8
Houston 10–8 4–8 5–13 12–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 5–7
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 8–10 6–12 3–9 6–6 2–10 6–6 11–7 10–8 3–9
Montreal 9–3 8–10 6–6 5–7 9–3 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–3 5–7 11–7
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 6–6 6–6 10–8 13–5 12–6 8–4 9–3 9–9
Philadelphia 5-7 10–8 7–5 6–6 10–2 8–10 5–13 11–7 8–4 2–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 5–7 14–4 8–4 6–6 6–6 7–11 6–12 7–11 8–4 6–6 7–11
San Diego 12–6 3–9 6–12 13–5 7–11 3–9 4–8 4–8 4–8 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 7–5 11–7 8–10 8–10 7–5 3–9 10–2 6–6 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 12–6 8–4 7–5 9–3 7–11 9–9 10–8 11–7 8–4 5–7


Notable transactions[edit]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Kirt Manwaring (Sep 15)
    • Jessie Reid (Sep 9)
    • Mackey Sasser (Jul 17)
    • Matt Williams (Apr 11)
  • Pitchers:
    • John Burkett (Sep 15) [14]

Game log and schedule[edit]

Legend
  Giants win
  Giants loss
  Postponement
Bold Giants team member
1987 Game Log (90–72) (Home: 46–35; Road: 44–37)

Postseason[edit]

1987 Postseason Game Log

Roster[edit]

1987 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 Bob Brenly 123 375 100 .267 18 51
1B Will Clark 150 529 163 .308 35 91
2B Robby Thompson 132 420 110 .262 10 44
3B Kevin Mitchell 69 268 82 .306 15 44
SS José Uribe 95 309 90 .291 5 30
LF Jeffrey Leonard 131 503 141 .280 19 63
CF Chili Davis 149 500 125 .250 24 76
RF Candy Maldonado 118 442 129 .292 20 85

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mike Aldrete 126 357 116 .325 9 51
Mark Wasinger 44 80 22 .275 1 3

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Atlee Hammaker 31 168.1 10 10 3.58 107
Mike LaCoss 39 171 13 10 3.68 79

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Craig Lefferts 44 3 3 4 3.23 18

National League Championship Series[edit]

Award winners[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League Wendell Kim
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Jack Mull
A Fresno Giants California League R. J. Harrison
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Bill Evers
A-Short Season Everett Giants Northwest League Joe Strain
Rookie Pocatello Giants Pioneer League Rafael Landestoy

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fresno[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/guldebr01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/henslch01.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jeffcmi01.shtml
  4. ^ Atlee Hammaker at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Dan Gladden at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ http://www.smackbomb.com/nolanryan/strikeouts.html
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1987&t=SFN
  8. ^ Mark Wasinger at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Greg Minton at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Mike Benjamin at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Mark Davis at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Mackey Sasser at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Rick Reuschel at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ http://www.thebaseballcube.com/statistics/1987/25.shtml
  15. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]