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1998 San Francisco Giants season

The 1998 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 116th season in Major League Baseball, their 41st season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 39th at 3Com Park at Candlestick Point. The team finished in second place in the National League West with an 89-74 record, 9½ games behind the San Diego Padres.

1998 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Peter Magowan
General manager(s)Brian Sabean
Manager(s)Dusty Baker
Local televisionKTVU
(Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Lon Simmons, Ted Robinson, Jon Miller)
Fox Sports Bay Area
(Jon Miller, Duane Kuiper)
Local radioKNBR
(Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Lon Simmons, Ted Robinson, Jon Miller )
SP Radio
(Erwin Higueros,Rene De La Rosa, Amaury Pi-Gonzalez)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Opening Day startersEdit

  • Rich Aurilia
  • Barry Bonds
  • Shawn Estes
  • Darryl Hamilton
  • Stan Javier
  • John Johnstone
  • Jeff Kent
  • Bill Mueller
  • J. T. Snow [6]

Season standingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Diego Padres 98 64 0.605 54–27 44–37
San Francisco Giants 89 74 0.546 49–32 40–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 83 79 0.512 15 48–33 35–46
Colorado Rockies 77 85 0.475 21 42–39 35–46
Arizona Diamondbacks 65 97 0.401 33 34–47 31–50


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1998 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 1–8 5–7 4–5 6–6 6–2 4–5 4–8 6–3 2–7 4–5 2–7 6–3 3–9 5–7 2–7 5–8
Atlanta 8–1 3–6 7–2 5–3 7–5 4–5 8–1 7–2 6–6 9–3 8–4 7–2 5–4 7–2 6–3 9–7
Chicago 7–5 6–3 6–5 7–2 7–2 4–7 4–5 6–6 7–2 4–5 3–6 8–3 5–4 7–3 4–7 5–8
Cincinnati 5–4 2–7 5–6 4–5 9–0 3–8 5–4 6–5 8–1 3–6 4–5 5–7 1–11 2–7 8–3 7-6
Colorado 6–6 3–5 2–7 5–4 6–3 6–5 6–6 4–7 7–2 3–6 5–4 5–4 5–7 7–5 3–6 4–8
Florida 2–6 5–7 2–7 0–9 3–6 3–6 4–5 0–9 5–7 5–7 6–6 3–6 4–5 0–9 4–5 8–8
Houston 5–4 5–4 7–4 8–3 5–6 6-3 3–6 9–2 7–2 5–4 7–2 9–2 5–4 6–3 5–7 10–4
Los Angeles 8–4 1–8 5–4 4–5 6–6 5–4 6–3 5–4 5–4 3–5 5–4 7–5 5–7 6–6 4–5 8–5
Milwaukee 3–6 2–7 6–6 5–6 7–4 9–0 2–9 4–5 6–3 1–8 4–5 6–5 3–6 5–4 3–8 8–6
Montreal 7–2 6–6 2–7 1–8 2–7 7–5 2–7 4–5 3–6 8–4 5–7 2–7 4–4 3–6 3–6 6–10
New York 5–4 3–9 5–4 6–3 6–3 7–5 4–5 5–3 8–1 4–8 8–4 4–5 4–5 4–5 6–3 9–7
Philadelphia 7-2 4–8 6–3 5–4 4–5 6–6 2–7 4–5 5–4 7–5 4–8 8–1 1–8 2–6 3–6 7–9
Pittsburgh 3–6 2–7 3–8 7–5 4–5 6–3 2–9 5–7 5–6 7–2 5–4 1–8 5–4 2–7 6–5 6–7
San Diego 9–3 4–5 4–5 11–1 7–5 5–4 4–5 7–5 6–3 4–4 5–4 8–1 4–5 8–4 6–3 6–7
San Francisco 7–5 2–7 3–7 7–2 5–7 9–0 3–6 6–6 4–5 6–3 5–4 6–2 7–2 4–8 7–5 8–5
St. Louis 7–2 3–6 7–4 3–8 6–3 5-4 7–5 5–4 8–3 6–3 3–6 6–3 5–6 3–6 5–7 4–9


Notable transactionsEdit

  • April 6, 1998: Jalal Leach was released by the San Francisco Giants.[5]
  • May 11, 1998: Jalal Leach was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[5]
  • June 2, 1998: Cody Ransom was drafted by the Giants in the 9th round of the 1998 Major League Baseball draft. Player signed June 4, 1998.[7]
  • July 23, 1998: Joe Carter was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the San Francisco Giants for Darin Blood (minors).[8]
  • September 14, 1998: Alex Diaz was released by the Giants.[4]

RosterEdit

1998 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other battersEdit

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Alex Diaz 34 62 8 .129 0 5

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Award winnersEdit

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Charlie Hayes at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Brent Mayne at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Danny Darwin at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Alex Diaz at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b c https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/leachja01.shtml
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1998&t=SFN
  7. ^ Cody Ransom at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cartejo01.shtml
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External linksEdit