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The 1981 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 99th season in Major League Baseball, their 24th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 22nd at Candlestick Park. Giants manager Frank Robinson became the first black manager in the history of the National League.[1] Robinson was also the first black manager in the history of the American League.

1981 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bob Lurie
General manager(s)Spec Richardson, Tom Haller
Manager(s)Frank Robinson
Local televisionKTVU
(Lindsey Nelson, Gary Park, Edgard Martinez)
Local radioKNBR
(Lindsey Nelson, Hank Greenwald, David Glass)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 66 42 0.611 32–22 34–20
Los Angeles Dodgers 63 47 0.573 4 33–23 30–24
Houston Astros 61 49 0.555 6 31–20 30–29
San Francisco Giants 56 55 0.505 11½ 29–24 27–31
Atlanta Braves 50 56 0.472 15 22–27 28–29
San Diego Padres 41 69 0.373 26 20–35 21–34
NL West
First Half Standings
W L Pct. GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 36 21 .632
Cincinnati Reds 35 21 .625 12
Houston Astros 28 29 .491 8
Atlanta Braves 25 29 .463 9 12
San Francisco Giants 27 32 .458 10
San Diego Padres 23 33 .411 12 12
NL West
Second Half Standings
W L Pct. GB
Houston Astros 33 20 .623
Cincinnati Reds 31 21 .596 1 12
San Francisco Giants 29 23 .558 3 12
Los Angeles Dodgers 27 26 .509 6
Atlanta Braves 25 27 .481 7 12
San Diego Padres 18 36 .333 15 12

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1981 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 3–2–1 6–5 4–8 7–7 3–7 3–3 4–5 2–3 9–6 5–7 4–3
Chicago 2–3–1 1–5 1–6 6–4 4–7 5–8–1 2–10 4–10 3–3 5–5 5–4–1
Cincinnati 5–6 5–1 8–4 8–8 5–4 7–3 5–2 4–2 10–2 9–5 0–5
Houston 8–4 6–1 4–8 4–8 5–2 6–3 4–6 2–4 11–3 9–6 2–4
Los Angeles 7–7 4–6 8–8 8–4 5–2 5–1 3–3 5–1 6–5 7–5 5–5
Montreal 7–3 7–4 4–5 2–5 2–5 9–3 7–4 10–3 4–2 2–5 6–9
New York 3–3 8–5–1 3–7 3–6 1–5 3–9 7–7 3–6–1 2–5 2–4 6–5
Philadelphia 5-4 10–2 2–5 6–4 3–3 4–7 7–7 7–5 4–2 4–3 7–6
Pittsburgh 3–2 10–4 2–4 4–2 1–5 3–10 6–3–1 5–7 6–4 3–7 3–8
San Diego 6–9 3–3 2–10 3–11 5–6 2–4 5–2 2–4 4–6 6–7 3–7
San Francisco 7–5 5–5 5–9 6–9 5–7 5–2 4–2 3–4 7–3 7–6 2–3
St. Louis 3–4 4–5–1 5–0 4–2 5–5 9–6 5–6 6–7 8–3 7–3 3–2


Opening Day startersEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1981 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Milt May 97 316 98 .310 2 33
1B Enos Cabell 96 396 101 .255 2 36
2B Joe Morgan 90 308 74 .240 8 31
3B Darrell Evans 102 357 92 .258 12 48
SS Johnnie LeMaster 104 324 82 .253 0 28
LF Jack Clark 99 385 103 .268 17 53
CF Larry Herndon 96 364 105 .288 5 41
RF Jerry Martin 72 241 58 .241 4 25

Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dave Bergman 63 145 37 .255 3 13
Billy North 46 131 29 .221 1 12
Jeffrey Leonard 37 127 39 .307 4 26
Rennie Stennett 38 87 20 .230 1 7
Jim Wohlford 50 68 11 .162 1 7
Billy Smith 36 61 11 .180 1 5
Bob Brenly 19 45 15 .333 1 4
Mike Sadek 19 36 6 .167 0 3
Max Venable 18 32 6 .188 0 1
Joe Pettini 35 29 2 .069 0 2
Guy Sularz 10 20 4 .200 0 2
Mike Ivie 7 17 5 .294 0 3
Chili Davis 8 15 2 .133 0 0
Jeff Ransom 5 15 4 .267 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doyle Alexander 24 152.3 11 7 2.89 77
Tom Griffin 22 129.3 8 8 3.76 83
Ed Whitson 22 123.0 6 9 4.02 65
Vida Blue 18 124.7 8 6 2.45 63
Allen Ripley 19 90.7 4 4 4.07 47

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Alan Hargesheimer 6 18.7 1 2 4.34 6

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Greg Minton 55 84.1 4 5 21 2.88 29
Fred Breining 45 77.2 5 2 1 2.55 37
Al Holland 47 100.2 7 5 7 2.41 78
Gary Lavelle 34 65.2 2 6 4 3.84 45
Bob Tufts 11 15.1 0 0 0 3.52 12
Mike Rowland 9 15.2 0 1 0 3.45 8
Randy Moffitt 10 11.1 0 0 0 7.94 11

Awards and honorsEdit

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.198, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Chris Bourjos at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ DeWayne Buice at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Doyle Alexander at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "Giants trade twice on final day". The Ledger. Lakeland, Florida. Associated Press (AP). December 13, 1980. p. 3D. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  6. ^ Joe Strain at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Joe Morgan at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Billy Smith at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Gorman Heimueller at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1981&t=SFN
  11. ^ Phil Ouellette at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Mike Sadek at Baseball Reference

External linksEdit