1997 San Francisco Giants season

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1997 San Francisco Giants
National League West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Peter Magowan
General manager(s) Brian Sabean
Manager(s) Dusty Baker
Local television KTVU
SportsChannel Pacific
(Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Lon Simmons, Ted Robinson, Jon Miller )
Local radio KNBR
(Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Lon Simmons, Ted Robinson, Jon Miller )
SP Radio
(Julio Gonzalez, Rene De La Rosa, Amaury Pi-Gonzalez)
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The 1997 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 115th season in Major League Baseball, their 40th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 38th at 3Com Park at Candlestick Point. 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 Division Series in three games to the Florida Marlins.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 13, 1996: Matt Williams was traded by the San Francisco Giants with a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later, Jeff Kent, Julián Tavárez, and José Vizcaíno. The Cleveland Indians sent Joe Roa (December 16, 1996) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.[1]
  • November 26, 1996: J. T. Snow was traded by the Anaheim Angels to the San Francisco Giants for Allen Watson and Fausto Macey (minors).[2]
  • December 16, 1996: Trenidad Hubbard was sent by the San Francisco Giants to the Cleveland Indians to complete an earlier deal made on November 13, 1996.[3]
  • January 6, 1997: Damon Berryhill was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[4]

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 48–33 42–39
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 0.543 2 47–34 41–40
Colorado Rockies 83 79 0.512 7 47–34 36–45
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 14 39–42 37–44


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1997 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Atlanta 9–2 9–2 5–6 4–8 7–4 6–5 10–2 5–7 10–2 5–6 8–3 7–4 8–3 7–5
Chicago 2–9 7–5 2–9 2–9 3–9 5–6 4–7 6–5 6–5 7–5 6–5 5–6 4–8 9–6
Cincinnati 2–9 5–7 5–6 5–6 5–7 6–5 6–5 2–9 8–3 8–4 5–6 4–7 6–6 9–6
Colorado 6–5 9–2 6–5 7–4 5–6 5–7 7–4 6–5 4–7 4–7 4–8 4–8 7–4 9–7
Florida 8–4 9–2 6–5 4–7 7–4 7–4 7–5 4–8 6–6 7–4 5–6 5–6 5–6 12–3
Houston 4–7 9–3 7–5 6–5 4–7 7–4 8–3 7–4 4–7 6–6 6–5 3–8 9–3 4–11
Los Angeles 5–6 6–5 5–6 7–5 4–7 4–7 7–4 6–5 10–1 9–2 5–7 6–6 5–6 9–7
Montreal 2–10 7–4 5–6 4–7 5–7 3–8 4–7 5–7 6–6 5–6 8–3 6–5 6–5 12–3
New York 7–5 5–6 9–2 5–6 8–4 4–7 5–6 7–5 7–5 7–4 5–6 3–8 9–2 7–8
Philadelphia 2-10 5–6 3–8 7–4 6–6 7–4 1–10 6–6 5–7 5–6 7–4 3–8 6–5 5–10
Pittsburgh 6–5 5–7 4–8 7–4 4–7 6–6 2–9 6–5 4–7 6–5 5–6 8–3 9–3 7–8
San Diego 3–8 5–6 6–5 8–4 6–5 5–6 7–5 3–8 6–5 4–7 6–5 4–8 5–6 8–8
San Francisco 4–7 6–5 7–4 8–4 6–5 8–3 6–6 5–6 8–3 8–3 3–8 8–4 3–8 10–6
St. Louis 3–8 8–4 6–6 4–7 6–5 3-9 6–5 5–6 2–9 5–6 3–9 6–5 8–3 8–7


Roster[edit]

1997 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Notable transactions[edit]

  • August 8, 1997: William Van Landingham was released by the San Francisco Giants.[5]
  • August 19, 1997: William Van Landingham was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[5]

The White Flag Trade was a trade made in 1997. On July 31, 1997, the Chicago White Sox traded three major players to the San Francisco Giants for six minor leaguers. At the time, the trade was maligned by the vast majority of White Sox fans as Jerry Reinsdorf giving up on the team, as they were only 3.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians for the American League Central Division lead. In 2000, however, the White Sox won the Central Division title, receiving large contributions from two of the players received in this trade.

Player stats[edit]

Batting[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

Other batters[edit]

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
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G W L SV ERA SO

National League Divisional Playoffs[edit]

Florida Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants[edit]

Florida wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Florida 2 San Francisco 1 September 30 1-0 (FLA)
2 Florida 7 San Francisco 6 October 1 2-0 (FLA)
3 San Francisco 2 Florida 6 October 3 3-0 (FLA)

Award winners[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League Ron Wotus
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Carlos Lezcano
A Bakersfield Blaze California League Glenn Tufts and Keith Bodie
A San Jose Giants California League Frank Cacciatore
A-Short Season Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Northwest League Shane Turner

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References[edit]

External links[edit]