1994 San Francisco Giants season
|1994 San Francisco Giants|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Bob Quinn|
(Ted Robinson, Mike Krukow, Joe Morgan, Duane Kuiper)
(Ted Robinson, Hank Greenwald, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper)
(Julio Gonzalez, Rene De La Rosa)
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The 1994 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 112th season in Major League Baseball, their 37th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 35th at Candlestick Park. After winning 103 games in 1993, the Giants record dropped to 55-60 in a strike-shortened season. This was also the season in which Matt Williams hit a career high 43 home runs through 115 games by the time the strike hit, on pace to finish with 61; had the season continued, Williams may have had a chance to break Roger Maris's then-single season record of 61 home runs set in 1961.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- November 21, 1993: Mark Portugal signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.
- December 20, 1993: Rex Hudler was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.
- March 22, 1994: Rex Hudler was released by the San Francisco Giants.
By Friday, August 12, the Giants had compiled a 55-60 record through 115 games. They had scored 504 runs (4.38 per game) and allowed 500 runs (4.35 per game).
The Giants were struggling offensively prior to the Strike, at 28th in batting average (.249), doubles (159) and overall hits (963).
Their pitchers also struggled, combining to finish 28th in complete games, with just 2.
- June 19, 1994: Darryl Strawberry signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.
- June 29, 1994: Kent Bottenfield was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.
- September 14, 1994: Yorvit Torrealba was signed by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent.
|= Future All Star|
The following were notable Giants draft picks from the MLB Amateur Draft held on June 2, 1994.
|1||22||Dante Powell ||United States||Player signed July 13, 1994.|
|5||Bobby Howry ||United States||Player signed June 4, 1994.|
|9||Keith Foulke ||United States||Player signed June 3, 1994.|
|20||J. D. Drew ||United States||Did not sign.|
Opening Day Starters
- Todd Benzinger
- Barry Bonds
- John Burkett
- Royce Clayton
- Darren Lewis
- Kirt Manwaring
- Willie McGee
- Robby Thompson
- Matt Williams
|Los Angeles Dodgers||58||56||0.509||—||33–22||25–34|
|San Francisco Giants||55||60||0.478||3½||29–31||26–29|
|San Diego Padres||47||70||0.402||12½||26–31||21–39|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||58||56||0.509|
|Wild card team||W||L||Pct.||GB|
|Houston Astros||66||49||0.574||2 1⁄2|
|New York Mets||55||58||0.487||12 1⁄2|
|San Francisco Giants||55||60||0.478||13 1⁄2|
|Philadelphia Phillies||54||61||0.470||14 1⁄2|
|St. Louis Cardinals||53||61||0.465||15|
|Colorado Rockies||53||64||0.453||16 1⁄2|
|Florida Marlins||51||64||0.444||17 1⁄2|
|Chicago Cubs||49||64||0.434||18 1⁄2|
|San Diego Padres||47||70||0.402||22 1⁄2|
Record vs. opponents
1994 National League Records
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|1994 San Francisco Giants|
|= Indicates team leader|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Awards and honors
- Mark Portugal Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Dante Powell Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- J. D. Drew Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- 1994 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