1996 San Francisco Giants season

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1996 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Peter Magowan
General manager(s) Bob Quinn
Manager(s) Dusty Baker
Local television KTVU
(Ted Robinson, Mike Krukow, Lon Simmons)
SportsChannel Pacific
(Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Lon Simmons)
Local radio KNBR
(Ted Robinson, Hank Greenwald, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper)
SP Radio
(Julio Gonzalez,Rene De La Rosa, Amaury Pi-Gonzalez)
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The 1996 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 114th season in Major League Baseball, their 39th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 37th at 3Com Park at Candlestick Point. The team finished in fourth place in the National League West with an 68-94 record, 23 games behind the San Diego Padres.


Regular season[edit]

Opening Day Starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Diego Padres 91 71 -- .562
Los Angeles Dodgers 90 72 1.0 .556
Colorado Rockies 83 79 8.0 .512
San Francisco Giants 68 94 23.0 .420

Notable transactions[edit]

Lou Seal[edit]

Lou Seal has served as mascot of the San Francisco Giants since 1996.

Lou Seal is the official mascot of the San Francisco Giants. "Born" on July 25, 1996, Luigi Francisco Seal has been a regular part of the Giants baseball home games and events around San Francisco, and the United States. The name is a play on the name "Lucille." Todd Schwenk, an Oakland Athletics Fan, named the mascot in a KNBR Sports Radio phone-in contest. Schwenk named Lou for the Seals always hanging out on the wharfs at Fisherman's Wharf. It also refers to the San Francisco Seals, the baseball club which was a mainstay of the Pacific Coast League from 1903 until 1957.


1996 San Francisco Giants
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats[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

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


Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League Ron Wotus
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Frank Cacciatore
A San Jose Giants California League Carlos Lezcano
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Glenn Tufts
Short-Season A Bellingham Giants Northwest League Ozzie Virgil, Sr., and Shane Turner



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