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1987 San Francisco Giants season

1987 San Francisco Giants
NL West Champions
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Giants players standing for the national anthem at Candlestick Park in 1987.
Major League affiliations
Location
  • San Francisco, California (since 1958)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bob Lurie
    General manager(s) Al Rosen
    Manager(s) Roger Craig
    Local television KTVU
    (Ron Fairly, Gary Park)
    GiantsVision
    (Joe Morgan, Duane Kuiper)
    Local radio KNBR
    (Ron Fairly, Wayne Hagin)
    KIQI
    (Tito Fuentes, Edgard Martinez)
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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.

    Offseason

    • 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 season

    Opening Day starters

    Season standings

    NL West W L GB Pct.
    San Francisco Giants 90 72 -- .556
    Cincinnati Reds 84 78 6.0 .519
    Houston Astros 76 86 14.0 .469
    Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 17.0 .451
    Atlanta Braves 69 92 20.5 .429
    San Diego Padres 65 97 25.0 .401

    Notable transactions

    Major League debuts

    • Batters:
      • Kirt Manwaring (Sep 15)
      • Jessie Reid (Sep 9)
      • Mackey Sasser (Jul 17)
      • Matt Williams (Apr 11)
    • Pitchers:
      • John Burkett (Sep 15) [14]

    Game log and schedule

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

    Postseason

    1987 Postseason Game Log

    Roster

    1987 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

    = 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 batters

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

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    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 pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

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

    National League Championship Series

    Award winners

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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