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1968 San Francisco Giants season

1968 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Candlestick Park (since 1960)
  • San Francisco, California (since 1958)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
    Manager(s) Herman Franks
    Local television KTVU
    (Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
    Local radio KSFO
    (Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
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    The 1968 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 86th year in Major League Baseball, their eleventh year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their ninth at Candlestick Park. The team finished in second place in the National League with an 88-74 record, 9 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 -- .599
    San Francisco Giants 88 74 9 .543
    Chicago Cubs 84 78 13 .519
    Cincinnati Reds 83 79 14 .512
    Atlanta Braves 81 81 16 .500
    Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 17 .494
    Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 21 .469
    Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 21 .469
    New York Mets 73 89 24 .451
    Houston Astros 72 90 25 .444

    Opening Day starters

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1968 San Francisco Giants
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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
    2B Hunt, RonRon Hunt 148 529 132 .250 2 28
    RF Alou, JesúsJesús Alou 120 419 110 .263 0 39

    Other batters

    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
    Davenport, JimJim Davenport 113 272 61 .224 1 17
    Oliver, NateNate Oliver 36 73 13 .178 0 1

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Bolin, BobbyBobby Bolin 34 176.2 10 5 1.99 126
    Robertson, RichRich Robertson 3 9 2 0 6.00 8

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Gibbon, JoeJoe Gibbon 29 1 2 1 1.58 22
    Herbel, RonRon Herbel 28 0 0 0 3.35 18
    Henry, BillBill Henry 7 0 2 0 5.40 0

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fresno[6]

    References

    1. ^ Garry Maddox page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ George Foster page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Ron Hunt page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ 1968 San Francisco Giants Roster by Baseball Almanac
    5. ^ Jim Howarth page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    External links