1987 San Francisco Giants season

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

Mike LaCoss pitched a 10-inning complete game shutout against the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 16; as of 2021, he remains the last Giants pitcher to throw more than nine innings in a game.[6] On September 9, Nolan Ryan struck out Mike Aldrete for the 4,500th strikeout of his career.[7]

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


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) [16]

Game log and scheduleEdit

Legend
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Bold Giants team member
1987 Game Log (90–72) (Home: 46–35; Road: 44–37)
April (16–7) (Home: 6–2; Road: 10–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
1 April 6 Padres 4–3 (12) Candlestick Park 1–0 W1
2 April 7 Padres 4–3 Candlestick Park 2–0 W2
3 April 8 Padres 2–1 Candlestick Park 3–0 W3
4 April 9 @ Dodgers 8–1 Dodger Stadium 4–0 W4
5 April 10 @ Dodgers 5–4 (11) Dodger Stadium 5–0 W5
6 April 11 @ Dodgers 1–5 Dodger Stadium 5–1 L1
7 April 12 @ Dodgers 5–7 Dodger Stadium 5–2 L2
8 April 13 @ Padres 13–6 Jack Murphy Stadium 6–2 W1
9 April 14 @ Padres 3–2 Jack Murphy Stadium 7–2 W2
10 April 15 @ Padres 1–0 Jack Murphy Stadium 8–2 W3
11 April 17 Braves 0–2 Candlestick Park 8–3 L1
12 April 18 Braves 2–1 (10) Candlestick Park 9–3 W1
13 April 19 Braves 4–3 Candlestick Park 10–3 W2
14 April 20 Dodgers 4–3 Candlestick Park 11–3 W3
15 April 21 Dodgers 8–11 (10) Candlestick Park 11–4 L1
16 April 22 Dodgers 3–5 Candlestick Park 11–5 L2
17 April 24 @ Braves 7–5 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 12–5 W1
18 April 25 @ Braves 3–5 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 12–6 L1
19 April 26 @ Braves 6–4 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 13–6 W1
20 April 27 @ Braves 7–3 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 14–6 W2
21 April 28 @ Cubs 6–2 Wrigley Field 15–6 W3
22 April 29 @ Cubs 4–8 Wrigley Field 15–7 L1
23 April 30 @ Cubs 5–4 Wrigley Field 16–7 W1
May (11–15) (Home: 4–9; Road: 7–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
24 May 1 @ Pirates 2–4 Three Rivers Stadium 16–8 L1
25 May 2 @ Pirates 0–1 Three Rivers Stadium 16–9 L2
26 May 4 @ Cardinals 10–7 Busch Stadium 17–9 W1
27 May 5 @ Cardinals 10–6 Busch Stadium 18–9 W2
28 May 6 Cubs 4–9 Candlestick Park 18–10 L1
29 May 7 Cubs 11–1 Candlestick Park 19–10 W1
30 May 8 Pirates 4–2 Candlestick Park 20–10 W2
31 May 9 Pirates 9–4 Candlestick Park 21–10 W3
32 May 10 Pirates 1–4 (11) Candlestick Park 21–11 L1
33 May 12 Cardinals 5–6 Candlestick Park 21–12 L2
34 May 13 Cardinals 6–7 Candlestick Park 21–13 L3
35 May 15 @ Mets 3–8 Shea Stadium 21–14 L4
36 May 16 @ Mets 5–4 (10) Shea Stadium 22–14 W1
37 May 17 @ Mets 4–6 Shea Stadium 22–15 L1
38 May 18 @ Expos 2–7 Olympic Stadium 22–16 L2
39 May 19 @ Expos 6–2 Olympic Stadium 23–16 W1
40 May 20 @ Expos 9–7 Olympic Stadium 24–16 W2
41 May 22 @ Phillies 2–1 Veterans Stadium 25–16 W3
42 May 23 @ Phillies 8–9 Veterans Stadium 25–17 L1
43 May 24 @ Phillies 6–3 Veterans Stadium 26–17 W1
44 May 25 Mets 7–8 Candlestick Park 26–18 L1
45 May 26 Mets 2–3 Candlestick Park 26–19 L2
46 May 27 Mets 3–4 Candlestick Park 26–20 L3
47 May 29 Expos 4–10 Candlestick Park 26–21 L4
48 May 30 Expos 4–6 Candlestick Park 26–22 L5
49 May 31 Expos 8–0 Candlestick Park 27–22 W1
June (11–16) (Home: 6–9; Road: 5–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
50 June 1 Phillies 9–2 Candlestick Park 28–22 W2
51 June 2 Phillies 6–7 Candlestick Park 28–23 L1
52 June 3 Phillies 4–1 Candlestick Park 29–23 W1
53 June 5 @ Astros 1–6 Astrodome 29–24 L1
54 June 6 @ Astros 4–3 (12) Astrodome 30–24 W1
55 June 7 @ Astros 0–3 Astrodome 30–25 L1
56 June 8 @ Reds 6–7 Riverfront Stadium 30–26 L2
57 June 9 @ Reds 10–2 Riverfront Stadium 31–26 W1
58 June 10 @ Reds 9–4 Riverfront Stadium 32–26 W2
59 June 11 Padres 1–0 Candlestick Park 33–26 W3
60 June 12 Padres 0–5 Candlestick Park 33–27 L1
61 June 13 Padres 2–11 Candlestick Park 33–28 L2
62 June 14 Padres 1–4 Candlestick Park 33–29 L3
63 June 16 @ Braves 2–7 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 33–30 L4
64 June 17 @ Braves 1–6 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 33–31 L5
65 June 18 @ Padres 1–3 Jack Murphy Stadium 33–32 L6
66 June 19 @ Padres 7–6 Jack Murphy Stadium 34–32 W1
67 June 20 @ Padres 4–10 Jack Murphy Stadium 34–33 L1
68 June 21 @ Padres 11–2 Jack Murphy Stadium 35–33 W1
69 June 23 Reds 1–4 Candlestick Park 35–34 L1
70 June 24 Reds 4–5 (10) Candlestick Park 35–35 L2
71 June 25 Reds 7–6 Candlestick Park 36–35 W1
72 June 26 Astros 6–9 Candlestick Park 36–36 L1
73 June 27 Astros 5–6 Candlestick Park 36–37 L2
74 June 28 Astros 8–4 Candlestick Park 37–37 W1
75 June 29 Braves 0–1 Candlestick Park 37–38 L1
76 June 30 Braves 5–2 Candlestick Park 38–38 W1
July (14–13) (Home: 7–5; Road: 7–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
77 July 1 Braves 3–8 Candlestick Park 38–39 W2
78 July 3 @ Cubs 3–1 Wrigley Field 39–39 W3
79 July 4 @ Cubs 3–5 Wrigley Field 39–40 L1
80 July 5 @ Cubs 7–5 Wrigley Field 40–40 W1
81 July 6 @ Pirates 7–5 Three Rivers Stadium 41–40 W2[permanent dead link]
82 July 6 @ Pirates 7–4 Three Rivers Stadium 42–40 W3[permanent dead link]
83 July 7 @ Pirates 4–6 (12) Three Rivers Stadium 42–41 L1
84 July 8 @ Pirates 8–4 (14) Three Rivers Stadium 43–41 W1
85 July 9 @ Cardinals 6–7 (10) Busch Stadium 43–42 L1
86 July 10 @ Cardinals 5–7 (13) Busch Stadium 43–43 L2
87 July 11 @ Cardinals 3–1 Busch Stadium 44–43 W1
88 July 12 @ Cardinals 2–3 Busch Stadium 44–44 L1
89 July 16 Cubs 1–4 Candlestick Park 44–45 L1
90 July 17 Cubs 1–5 Candlestick Park 44–46 L2
91 July 18 Cubs 9–2 Candlestick Park 45–46 W1
92 July 19 Cubs 4–3 Candlestick Park 46–46 W2
93 July 20 Pirates 6–7 Candlestick Park 46–47 L1
94 July 21 Pirates 7–0 Candlestick Park 47–47 W1
95 July 22 Pirates 0–4 Candlestick Park 47–48 L1
96 July 24 Cardinals 4–3 Candlestick Park 48–48 W1
97 July 25 Cardinals 5–4 Candlestick Park 49–48 W2
98 July 26 Cardinals 6–3 (10) Candlestick Park 50–48 W3[permanent dead link]
99 July 26 Cardinals 5–2 Candlestick Park 51–48 W4[permanent dead link]
100 July 27 @ Dodgers 5–6 (12) Dodger Stadium 51–49 L1
101 July 28 @ Dodgers 2–4 Dodger Stadium 51–50 L2
102 July 29 @ Dodgers 16–2 Dodger Stadium 52–50 W1
103 July 31 @ Reds 2–9 Riverfront Stadium 52–51 L1
August (18–11) (Home: 11–4; Road: 7–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
104 August 1 @ Reds 7–3 Riverfront Stadium 53–51 W1
105 August 2 @ Reds 4–5 (11) Riverfront Stadium 53–52 L1
106 August 3 @ Astros 3–5 (13) Astrodome 53–53 L2
107 August 4 @ Astros 4–5 Astrodome 53–54 L3
108 August 5 @ Astros 5–6 (11) Astrodome 53–55 L4
109 August 7 Reds 3–1 Candlestick Park 54–55 W1
110 August 8 Reds 5–2 Candlestick Park 55–55 W2
111 August 9 Reds 3–2 Candlestick Park 56–55 W3[permanent dead link]
112 August 9 Reds 5–2 Candlestick Park 57–55 W4[permanent dead link]
113 August 10 Astros 6–5 Candlestick Park 58–55 W5
114 August 11 Astros 3–7 Candlestick Park 58–56 L1
115 August 12 Astros 8–1 Candlestick Park 59–56 W1
116 August 13 Astros 7–6 (11) Candlestick Park 60–56 W2
117 August 14 Dodgers 3–4 Candlestick Park 60–57 L1
118 August 15 Dodgers 5–0 Candlestick Park 61–57 W1
119 August 16 Dodgers 1–0 (10) Candlestick Park 62–57 W2
120 August 18 @ Mets 2–7 Shea Stadium 62–58 L1
121 August 19 @ Mets 10–6 (10) Shea Stadium 63–58 W1
122 August 20 @ Mets 4–7 Shea Stadium 63–59 L1
123 August 21 @ Expos 6–3 Olympic Stadium 64–59 W1
124 August 22 @ Expos 4–5 (10) Olympic Stadium 64–60 L1
125 August 23 @ Expos 5–3 Olympic Stadium 65–60 W1
126 August 24 @ Phillies 6–1 Veterans Stadium 66–60 W2
127 August 25 @ Phillies 3–2 Veterans Stadium 67–60 W3
128 August 26 @ Phillies 2–0 Veterans Stadium 68–60 W4
129 August 28 Mets 0–4 Candlestick Park 68–61 L1
130 August 29 Mets 9–1 Candlestick Park 69–61 W1
131 August 30 Mets 3–5 Candlestick Park 69–62 L1
132 August 31 Expos 5–0 Candlestick Park 70–62 W1
September (18–8) (Home: 10–4; Road: 8–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
133 September 1 Expos 14–4 Candlestick Park 71–62 W2
134 September 2 Expos 3–7 Candlestick Park 71–63 L1
135 September 4 Phillies 3–2 (10) Candlestick Park 72–63 W1
136 September 5 Phillies 6–3 Candlestick Park 73–63 W2
137 September 6 Phillies 4–1 Candlestick Park 74–63 W3
138 September 7 @ Astros 2–4 Astrodome 74–64 L1
139 September 8 @ Astros 6–4 Astrodome 75–64 W1
140 September 9 @ Astros 2–4 Astrodome 75–65 L1
141 September 11 @ Reds 3–4 Riverfront Stadium 75–66 L2
142 September 12 @ Reds 7–1 Riverfront Stadium 76–66 W1
143 September 13 @ Reds 6–1 Riverfront Stadium 77–66 W2
144 September 14 Padres 4–3 Candlestick Park 78–66 W3
145 September 15 Padres 13–3 Candlestick Park 79–66 W4
146 September 16 Astros 7–1 Candlestick Park 80–66 W5
147 September 17 Astros 4–0 Candlestick Park 81–66 W6
148 September 19 Reds 5–1 Candlestick Park 82–66 W7
149 September 20 Reds 6–10 Candlestick Park 82–67 L1
150 September 21 Dodgers 2–4 Candlestick Park 82–68 L2
151 September 22 Dodgers 3–4 Candlestick Park 82–69 L3
152 September 23 Dodgers 9–8 Candlestick Park 83–69 W1
153 September 25 @ Braves 9–2 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 84–69 W2
154 September 26 @ Braves 5–10 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 84–70 L1
155 September 27 @ Braves 15–6 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 85–70 W1
156 September 28 @ Padres 5–4 Jack Murphy Stadium 86–70 W2
157 September 29 @ Padres 5–3 Jack Murphy Stadium 87–70 W3
158 September 30 @ Dodgers 3–0 Dodger Stadium 88–70 W4
October (2–2) (Home: 2–1; Road: 0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
159 October 1 @ Dodgers 0–7 Dodger Stadium 88–71 L1
160 October 2 Braves 4–6 Candlestick Park 88–72 L2
161 October 3 Braves 6–3 Candlestick Park 89–72 W1
162 October 4 Braves 5–4 (10) Candlestick Park 90–72 W2

PostseasonEdit

1987 Postseason Game Log
Game Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Series Report
1 NLCS October 6 @ Cardinals 3–5 Mathews (1–0) Reuschel (0–1) Dayley (1) Busch Stadium 55,331 0–1 L1
2 NLCS October 7 @ Cardinals 5–0 Dravecky (1–0) Tudor (0–1) Busch Stadium 55,331 1–1 W1
3 NLCS October 9 Cardinals 5–6 Forsch (1–0) Robinson (0–1) Worrell (1) Candlestick Park 57,913 1–2 L1
4 NLCS October 10 Cardinals 4–2 Krukow (1–0) Cox (0–1) Candlestick Park 57,997 2–2 W1
5 NLCS October 11 Cardinals 6–3 Price (1–0) Forsch (1–1) Candlestick Park 59,363 3–2 W2
6 NLCS October 13 @ Cardinals 0–1 Tudor (1–1) Dravecky (1–1) Dayley (2) Busch Stadium 55,331 3–3 L1
7 NLCS October 14 @ Cardinals 0–6 Cox (1–1) Hammaker (0–1) Busch Stadium 55,331 3–4 L2

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
Chris Speier 111 317 79 .249 11 39
Bob Melvin 84 246 49 .199 11 31
Matt Williams 84 245 46 .188 8 21
Eddie Milner 101 214 54 .252 4 19
Chris Brown 38 132 32 .242 6 17
Joel Youngblood 69 91 23 .253 3 11
Harry Spilman 83 90 24 .267 1 14
Mark Wasinger 44 80 22 .275 1 3
Dave Henderson 15 21 5 .238 0 1
Mike Woodard 10 19 4 .211 0 1
Randy Kutcher 14 16 3 .188 0 1
Francisco Meléndez 12 16 5 .313 1 1
Iván DeJesús 9 10 2 .200 0 1
Jessie Reid 6 8 1 .125 1 1
Rob Wilfong 2 8 1 .125 1 2
Kirt Manwaring 6 7 1 .143 0 0
Mackey Sasser 2 4 0 .000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Atlee Hammaker 31 168.1 10 10 3.58 107
Mike Krukow 30 163 5 6 4.80 104
Dave Dravecky 18 112.1 7 5 3.20 78
Rick Reuschel 9 50 5 3 4.32 27
Roger Mason 5 26 1 1 4.50 18

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Kelly Downs 41 186 12 9 3.63 137
Mike LaCoss 39 171 13 10 3.68 79
Mark Davis 20 70.2 4 5 4.71 51
Mark Grant 16 61 1 2 3.54 32

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Scott Garrelts 64 11 7 12 3.22 127
Jeff Robinson 63 6 8 10 2.79 82
Craig Lefferts 44 3 3 4 3.23 18
Jim Gott 30 1 0 0 4.50 63
Don Robinson 25 5 1 7 2.74 26
Joe Price 20 2 2 1 2.57 42
Greg Minton 15 1 0 1 3.47 9
Keith Comstock 15 2 0 1 3.05 21
Randy Bockus 12 1 0 0 3.63 9
Jon Perlman 10 0 0 0 3.97 3
John Burkett 3 0 0 0 4.50 5

National League Championship SeriesEdit

Award winnersEdit

All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League Wendell Kim
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Jack Mull
A Fresno Giants California League R. J. Harrison
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Bill Evers
A-Short Season Everett Giants Northwest League Joe Strain
Rookie Pocatello Giants Pioneer League Rafael Landestoy

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fresno[17]

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. ^ "Player Pitching Game Finder: In the Regular Season, from 1980 to 2021, Playing for SFG, requiring Innings Pitched >= 9.1, sorted by latest Date". Stathead. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "1987 San Francisco Giants Roster". Baseball Almanac.
  9. ^ Mark Wasinger at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Greg Minton at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Mike Benjamin at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Mark Davis at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Mackey Sasser at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Rick Reuschel at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Dave Henderson at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ "Baseball Teams - The Baseball Cube". www.thebaseballcube.com.
  17. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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