1986 San Francisco Giants season
The 1986 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 104th season in Major League Baseball, their 29th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 27th at Candlestick Park. The team finished in third place in the National League West with an 83-79 record, 13 games behind the Houston Astros.
|1986 San Francisco Giants|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Al Rosen|
(Hank Greenwald, Gary Park)
(Joe Morgan, Phil Stone, Duane Kuiper)
(Hank Greenwald, Phil Stone)
(Tito Fuentes, Edgard Martinez)
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- October 24, 1985: George Riley and Alonzo Powell were traded by the Giants to the Montreal Expos for Bill Laskey.
- December 11, 1985: Manny Trillo was traded by the Giants to the Chicago Cubs for Dave Owen.
- December 17, 1985: Vida Blue was signed as a free agent by the Giants.
- December 18, 1985: Rob Deer was traded by the Giants to the Milwaukee Brewers for Dean Freeland (minors) and Eric Pilkington (minors).
- January 23, 1986: Fran Mullins was purchased from the Giants by the Cleveland Indians.
- February 3, 1986: Rick Waits was signed as a free agent by the Giants.
- March 26, 1986: Steve Stanicek was traded by the Giants to the Milwaukee Brewers for Rob DeWolf (minors).
- April 8, 1986: In his first major league at bat, Will Clark debuted with a home run— in his first at-bat and on his first swing off of future Hall of Fame member Nolan Ryan. Clark became the 11th player in history to hit a home run on his first swing in the Major Leagues.
- August 5, 1986: Steve Carlton struck out Eric Davis for the 4000th strikeout of his career.
- September 21, 1986: Robby Thompson went 5 for 5 in a game versus the Atlanta Braves.
On August 20, 1986, Phillies pitcher Don Carman took a perfect game into the ninth inning against the Giants at Candlestick Park. Giants catcher Bob Brenly hit a long drive into the gap in left-center field. Phillies center fielder Milt Thompson was positioned to make a running catch but the ball hit the base of his glove and was ruled a hit. Brenly was credited with a double. Carman lost the perfect game but the Phillies won in ten innings.
Opening Day startersEdit
- Bob Brenly
- Chris Brown
- Will Clark
- Chili Davis
- Dan Gladden
- Mike Krukow
- Jeffrey Leonard
- Robby Thompson
- José Uribe
|San Francisco Giants||83||79||0.512||13||46–35||37–44|
|San Diego Padres||74||88||0.457||22||43–38||31–50|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||73||89||0.451||23||46–35||27–54|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
1986 National League Records
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- June 2, 1986: 1986 Major League Baseball draft
- July 4, 1986: Steve Carlton was signed as a free agent by the Giants.
- August 7, 1986: Steve Carlton was released by the Giants.
Major League debutsEdit
- Mike Aldrete (May 28)
- Will Clark (Apr 8)
- Randy Kutcher (Jun 19)
- Phil Ouellette (Sep 10)
- Robby Thompson (Apr 8)
- Randy Bockus (Sep 10)
- Kelly Downs (Jul 29)
- Chuck Hensley (May 10)
- Terry Mulholland (Jun 8) 
|1986 San Francisco Giants|
Starters by positionEdit
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Awards and honorsEdit
- Mike Krukow, P, Willie Mac Award
- Candy Maldonado – Led National League in Pinch Hitting (.425 Batting average, 17 for 40, 4 Home Runs, 20 RBI)
- Chris Brown, Outfield, Reserve
- George Riley at Baseball Reference
- Manny Trillo at Baseball Reference
- Vida Blue at Baseball Reference
- Rob Deer at Baseball Reference
- Fran Mullins at Baseball Reference
- Rick Waits at Baseball Reference
- Steve Stanicek at Baseball Reference
- The Ballplayers – Will Clark | BaseballLibrary.com Archived September 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Steve Carlton | The Baseball Page
- Robbins, Michael (2004). Ninety Feet from Fame: Close Calls with Baseball Immortality. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers. p. 244.
- Matt Williams at Baseball Reference
- Kirt Manwaring at Baseball Reference
- Steve Carlton at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007