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The 1987 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 105th season in Major League Baseball, their 30th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 28th at Candlestick Park. 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 Championship Series in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals. It was their first playoff appearance since 1971.

1987 San Francisco Giants
NL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bob Lurie
General manager(s)Al Rosen
Manager(s)Roger Craig
Local televisionKTVU
(Ron Fairly, Gary Park)
GiantsVision
(Joe Morgan, Duane Kuiper)
Local radioKNBR
(Ron Fairly, Wayne Hagin)
KIQI
(Tito Fuentes, Edgard Martinez)
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Giants players standing for the national anthem at Candlestick Park in 1987.

OffseasonEdit

  • October 16, 1986: Brad Gulden was released by the San Francisco Giants.[1]
  • October 16, 1986: Chuck Hensley was released by the San Francisco Giants.[2]
  • October 21, 1986: Mike Jeffcoat was released by the San Francisco Giants.[3]
  • February 4, 1987: Atlee Hammaker was signed as a free agent by the Giants.[4]
  • March 31, 1987: Dan Gladden and David Blakely (minors) were traded by the Giants to the Minnesota Twins for Jose Dominguez (minors), Ray Velasquez (minors) and a player to be named later. The Twins completed the deal by sending Bryan Hickerson to the Giants on June 15.[5]

Regular seasonEdit

Opening Day startersEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 46–35 44–37
Cincinnati Reds 84 78 0.519 6 42–39 42–39
Houston Astros 76 86 0.469 14 47–34 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 0.451 17 40–41 33–48
Atlanta Braves 69 92 0.429 20½ 42–39 27–53
San Diego Padres 65 97 0.401 25 37–44 28–53

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1987 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 6–5 8–10 8–10 6–12 3–9 7–5 7–5 7–5 6–12 8–10 3–9
Chicago 5–6 6–6 8–4 6–6 10–8 9–9 8–10 4–14 9–3 5–7 6–12
Cincinnati 10–8 6–6 13–5 10–8 6–6 7–5 5–7 4–8 12–6 7–11 4–8
Houston 10–8 4–8 5–13 12–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 5–7
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 8–10 6–12 3–9 6–6 2–10 6–6 11–7 10–8 3–9
Montreal 9–3 8–10 6–6 5–7 9–3 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–3 5–7 11–7
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 6–6 6–6 10–8 13–5 12–6 8–4 9–3 9–9
Philadelphia 5-7 10–8 7–5 6–6 10–2 8–10 5–13 11–7 8–4 2–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 5–7 14–4 8–4 6–6 6–6 7–11 6–12 7–11 8–4 6–6 7–11
San Diego 12–6 3–9 6–12 13–5 7–11 3–9 4–8 4–8 4–8 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 7–5 11–7 8–10 8–10 7–5 3–9 10–2 6–6 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 12–6 8–4 7–5 9–3 7–11 9–9 10–8 11–7 8–4 5–7


Notable transactionsEdit

Major League debutsEdit

  • Batters:
    • Kirt Manwaring (Sep 15)
    • Jessie Reid (Sep 9)
    • Mackey Sasser (Jul 17)
    • Matt Williams (Apr 11)
  • Pitchers:
    • John Burkett (Sep 15) [15]

Game log and scheduleEdit

Legend
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Bold Giants team member
1987 Game Log (90–72) (Home: 46–35; Road: 44–37)

PostseasonEdit

1987 Postseason Game Log

RosterEdit

1987 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 Bob Brenly 123 375 100 .267 18 51
1B Will Clark 150 529 163 .308 35 91
2B Robby Thompson 132 420 110 .262 10 44
3B Kevin Mitchell 69 268 82 .306 15 44
SS José Uribe 95 309 90 .291 5 30
LF Jeffrey Leonard 131 503 141 .280 19 63
CF Chili Davis 149 500 125 .250 24 76
RF Candy Maldonado 118 442 129 .292 20 85

Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mike Aldrete 126 357 116 .325 9 51
Mark Wasinger 44 80 22 .275 1 3

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Atlee Hammaker 31 168.1 10 10 3.58 107
Mike LaCoss 39 171 13 10 3.68 79

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Craig Lefferts 44 3 3 4 3.23 18

National League Championship SeriesEdit

Award winnersEdit

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brad Gulden Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  2. ^ "Chuck Hensley Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  3. ^ "Mike Jeffcoat Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. ^ Atlee Hammaker at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Dan Gladden at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Inc., Baseball Almanac,. "1987 San Francisco Giants Roster by Baseball Almanac". www.baseball-almanac.com.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  8. ^ Mark Wasinger at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Greg Minton at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Mike Benjamin at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Mark Davis at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Mackey Sasser at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Rick Reuschel at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Dave Henderson at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ "Baseball Teams - The Baseball Cube". www.thebaseballcube.com.
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External linksEdit