1969 San Francisco Giants season

The 1969 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 87th year in Major League Baseball, their twelfth year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their tenth at Candlestick Park. The team finished second in the newly established National League West with a record of 90–72, 3 games behind the Atlanta Braves, their fifth consecutive season of finishing second. The Giants set a Major League record which still stands for the most double plays grounded into by a team in a single game, with 7 against the Houston Astros on May 4.[1]

1969 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Horace Stoneham
General manager(s)Chub Feeney
Manager(s)Clyde King
Local televisionKTVU
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
Local radioKSFO
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson, Bill Rigney)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 93 69 0.574 50–31 43–38
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 3 52–29 38–43
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 0.549 4 50–31 39–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 77 0.525 8 50–31 35–46
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 12 52–29 29–52
San Diego Padres 52 110 0.321 41 28–53 24–57

Record vs. opponents

1969 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 3–9 12–6 15–3 9–9 8–4 4–8 6–6 8–4 13–5 9–9 6–6
Chicago 9–3 6–6–1 8–4 6–6 10–8 8–10 12–6 7–11 11–1 6–6 9–9
Cincinnati 6–12 6–6–1 9–9 10–8 8–4 6–6 10–2 5–7 11–7 10–8 8–4
Houston 3–15 4–8 9–9 6–12 11–1 10–2 8–4 3–9 10–8 10–8 7–5
Los Angeles 9–9 6–6 8–10 12–6 10–2 4–8 8–4 8–4 12–6 5–13 3–9
Montreal 4–8 8–10 4–8 1–11 2–10 5–13 11–7 5–13 4–8 1–11 7–11
New York 8–4 10–8 6–6 2–10 8–4 13–5 12–6 10–8 11–1 8–4 12–6
Philadelphia 6-6 6–12 2–10 4–8 4–8 7–11 6–12 10–8 8–4 3–9 7–11
Pittsburgh 4–8 11–7 7–5 9–3 4–8 13–5 8–10 8–10 10–2 5–7 9–9
San Diego 5–13 1–11 7–11 8–10 6–12 8–4 1–11 4–8 2–10 6–12 4–8
San Francisco 9–9 6–6 8–10 8–10 13–5 11–1 4–8 9–3 7–5 12–6 3–9
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 4–8 5–7 9–3 11–7 6–12 11–7 9–9 8–4 9–3

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1969 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos. Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Dick Dietz 79 244 28 56 .230 11 35 0
1B Willie McCovey 149 491 101 157 .320 45 126 0
2B Ron Hunt 128 478 72 125 .262 3 41 9
3B Jim Davenport 112 303 20 73 .241 2 42 0
SS Hal Lanier 150 495 37 113 .228 0 35 0
LF Dave Marshall 110 267 32 62 .232 2 33 1
CF Willie Mays 117 403 64 114 .283 13 58 6
RF Bobby Bonds 158 622 120 161 .259 32 90 45

[6]

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Ken Henderson 113 374 42 84 .225 6 44 6
Don Mason 104 250 43 57 .228 0 13 1
Jim Ray Hart 95 236 27 60 .254 3 26 0
Jack Hiatt 69 194 18 38 .196 7 34 0
Tito Fuentes 67 183 28 54 .295 1 14 2
Bob Burda 97 161 20 37 .230 6 27 0
Bobby Etheridge 56 131 13 34 .260 1 10 0
Bob Barton 49 106 5 18 .170 0 1 0
John Stephenson 22 27 2 6 .222 0 3 0
César Gutiérrez 15 23 4 5 .217 0 0 1
Leon Wagner 11 12 0 4 .333 0 2 0
Frank Johnson 7 10 2 1 .100 0 0 0
John Harrell 2 6 0 3 .500 0 2 0
George Foster 9 5 1 2 .400 0 1 0
Ozzie Virgil 1 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0

[6]

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L ERA BB SO
Gaylord Perry 40 39 325.1 19 14 2.49 91 233
Juan Marichal 37 36 299.2 21 11 2.10 54 205
Mike McCormick 32 28 196.2 11 9 3.34 77 76
Bobby Bolin 30 22 146.1 7 7 4.43 49 102
Ray Sadecki 29 17 138.1 5 8 4.23 53 104

[6]

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ron Bryant 16 57.2 4 3 4.37 30
Rich Robertson 17 44.1 1 3 5.48 20
Ron Kline 7 11 0 2 4.09 7
Mike Davison 1 2 0 0 4.50 2

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Frank Linzy 58 116.1 14 9 11 3.64 62
Ron Herbel 39 87.1 4 1 1 4.02 34
Joe Gibbon 16 20 1 3 0 3.60 9
Don McMahon 13 23.2 3 1 2 3.04 21

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Charlie Fox
AA Amarillo Giants Texas League Andy Gilbert
A Fresno Giants California League Dennis Sommers
A Decatur Commodores Midwest League Frank Funk
Rookie Great Falls Giants Pioneer League Harvey Koepf

[7]

Notes

  1. ^ "Game Related Grounding Into Double Play Records". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  2. ^ Jesús Alou at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ a b Charley Smith at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=196907200SFN
  5. ^ César Gutiérrez at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ a b c 1969 San Francisco Giants Statistics and Roster – Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

Jack Hiatt

Jack E. Hiatt (born July 27, 1942) is a former Major League Baseball player. He was signed by the Los Angeles Angels as a free agent in 1961. Jack made his debut on September 7, 1964 and would go on to play his final major league game with the Angels on October 3, 1972.

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