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1989 San Francisco Giants season

1989 San Francisco Giants
National League West Champions
National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • San Francisco, California (since 1958)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bob Lurie
    General manager(s) Al Rosen
    Manager(s) Roger Craig
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    The 1989 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 107th season in Major League Baseball, their 32nd season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 30th at Candlestick Park. The Giants finished in first place in the National League West with a record of 92 wins and 70 losses. It was their second division title in three years. The Giants defeated the Chicago Cubs in five games in the National League Championship Series. However, they were swept by their cross-Bay rivals, the Oakland Athletics, in an earthquake-marred World Series.

    Offseason

    • December 8, 1988: Mike Aldrete was traded by the San Francisco Giants to the Montreal Expos for Tracy Jones.[1]
    • February 27, 1989: Ernie Camacho was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[2]

    Regular season

    Opening Day starters

    Season standings

    NL West W L GB Pct.
    San Francisco Giants 92 70 -- .568
    San Diego Padres 89 73 3.0 .549
    Houston Astros 86 76 6.0 .531
    Los Angeles Dodgers 77 83 14.0 .481
    Cincinnati Reds 75 87 17.0 .463
    Atlanta Braves 63 97 28.0 .394

    Notable transactions

    • April 14, 1989: Goose Gossage was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[3]
    • June 5, 1989: Clay Bellinger was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 1989 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1989.[4]
    • June 16, 1989: Tracy Jones was traded by the San Francisco Giants to the Detroit Tigers for Pat Sheridan.[5]
    • June 18, 1989: Charlie Hayes was traded by the San Francisco Giants with Dennis Cook and Terry Mulholland to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named later and Steve Bedrosian. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Rick Parker (August 7, 1989) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.[6]
    • August 2, 1989: Bob Brenly signed as a Free Agent.
    • August 10, 1989: Goose Gossage was selected off waivers by the New York Yankees from the San Francisco Giants.[3]

    Major League debuts

    • Batters: Mike Benjamin (July 7) Greg Litton (May 2)
    • Pitchers: Randy McCament (June 28) Russ Swan (August 3) Stu Tate (September 20) [7]

    Game log and schedule

    Legend
      Giants win
      Giants loss
      Postponement
    Bold Giants team member
    1989 Game Log (92–70) (Home: 53–28; Road: 39–42)

    Postseason

    1989 Postseason Game Log

    Roster

    1989 San Francisco Giants
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Dave Dravecky

    The previous season, a cancerous desmoid tumor was found in Dravecky's pitching arm. He underwent surgery on October 7, 1988, removing half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm and freezing the humerus bone in an effort to eliminate all of the cancerous cells. By July 1989, he was pitching in the minors, and on August 10, he made a highly publicized return to the major leagues, pitching 8 innings and defeating Cincinnati 4-3. In his following start five days later against the Expos, Dravecky pitched three no-hit innings, but in the fifth inning, he felt a tingling sensation in his arm. In the sixth inning he started off shaky, allowing a home run to the lead off batter and then hitting the second batter. Then, on his first pitch to Tim Raines, his humerus bone snapped, ending his career.

    To see a pitcher break his arm with a loud cracking sound while doing something as ordinary as throwing a pitch, then fall to the ground rolling in agonizing pain, was shocking, unusual, and upsetting, especially for those who had followed his touching story. The pitch was replayed on television repeatedly over the following days.

    The Giants won the National League pennant in 1989, and in the post-game celebration, Dravecky's arm was broken a second time. A doctor examining Dravecky's x-rays noticed a mass in his arm. Cancer had returned. Eighteen days later, Dravecky retired from baseball, aged 33, leaving a 64-57 record with 558 strikeouts and a 3.13 ERA in 1,062.2 innings. He won the 1989 Willie Mac Award honoring his spirit and leadership.

    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 Kennedy, TerryTerry Kennedy 125 355 85 .239 5 34
    1B Clark, WillWill Clark 159 588 196 .333 23 111
    2B Thompson, RobbyRobby Thompson 148 547 132 .241 13 50
    3B Riles, ErnestErnest Riles 122 302 84 .278 7 40
    SS Uribe, JoséJosé Uribe 151 453 100 .221 1 30
    LF Mitchell, KevinKevin Mitchell 154 543 158 .291 47 125
    CF Butler, BrettBrett Butler 154 594 168 .283 4 36
    RF Maldonado, CandyCandy Maldonado 129 345 75 .217 9 41
    [8]

    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
    Oberkfell, KenKen Oberkfell 83 116 37 .319 2 15
    Williams, MattMatt Williams 84 292 59 .202 18 50
    Brenly, BobBob Brenly 12 22 4 .182 0 3

    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
    Garrelts, ScottScott Garrelts 30 193.1 14 5 2.28 119
    Reuschel, RickRick Reuschel 32 208.1 17 8 2.94 111
    Robinson, DonDon Robinson 34 197 12 11 3.43 96
    Downs, KellyKelly Downs 18 82.2 4 8 4.79 49
    Krukow, MikeMike Krukow 8 43 4 3 3.98 18
    [8]

    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
    LaCoss, MikeMike LaCoss 45 150.1 10 10 3.17 78

    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
    Bedrosian, SteveSteve Bedrosian 40 1 4 17 2.65 34
    Gossage, GooseGoose Gossage 31 2 1 4 2.68 24
    Lefferts, CraigCraig Lefferts 70 2 4 20 2.69 71
    Brantley, JeffJeff Brantley 59 7 1 0 4.07 69

    National League Championship Series

    Game 1

    October 4 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    San Francisco 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 11 13 0
    Chicago 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
    W: Scott Garrelts (1-0)   L: Greg Maddux (0-1)   S: None
    HR: SFWill Clark (1), (2), Kevin Mitchell (1)  CHCMark Grace (1), Ryne Sandberg (1)
    Pitchers: SF – Garrelts, Brantley (8), Hammaker (9)  CHC – Maddux, Kilgus (5), Wilson (8)
    Attendance: 39,195

    Game 2

    October 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    San Francisco 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 5 10 0
    Chicago 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X 9 11 0
    W: Les Lancaster (1-0)   L: Rick Reuschel (0-1)   S: None
    HR: SFKevin Mitchell (2), Matt Williams (1), Robby Thompson (1)  CHC – None
    Pitchers: SF – Reuschel, Downs (1), Lefferts (6), Brantley (7), Bedrosian (8)  CHC – Bielecki, Assenmacher (5), Lancaster (6)

    Attendance: 39,195

    Game 3

    October 7 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Chicago 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 10 0
    San Francisco 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 X 5 8 3
    W: Don Robinson (1-0)   L: Les Lancaster (1-1)   S: Steve Bedrosian (1)
    HR: CHC – None  SFRobby Thompson (2)
    Pitchers: CHC – Sutcliffe, Assenmacher (7), Lancaster (7)  SF – LaCoss, Brantley (4), Robinson (7), Lefferts (8), Bedrosian (9)
    Attendance: 62,065

    Game 4

    October 8 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Chicago 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 12 1
    San Francisco 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 X 6 9 1
    W: Kelly Downs (1-0)   L: Steve Wilson (0-1)   S: Steve Bedrosian (2)
    HR: CHCLuis Salazar (1)  SFMatt Williams (2)
    Pitchers: CHC – Maddux, Wilson (4), Sanderson (6), Williams (8)  SF – Garrelts, Downs (5), Bedrosian (9)
    Attendance: 62,078

    Game 5

    October 9 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Chicago 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 1
    San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 X 3 4 1
    W: Rick Reuschel (1-1)   L: Mike Bielecki (0-1)   S: Steve Bedrosian (3)
    HR: CHC – None  SF – None
    Pitchers: CHC – Bielecki, Williams (8), Lancaster (8)  SF – Reuschel, Bedrosian (9)
    Attendance: 62,084

    The Giants made it to their first World Series since 1962 with a 3-2 win over the Cubs to win the 1989 National League pennant, four games to one. The final game pitted Mike Bielecki against a well-rested (due to his quick exit from Game 2) Rick Reuschel. Reuschel made amends for his poor start in Game 2 by giving up only one run over eight innings. The one run Reuschel gave up was an unearned run the Cubs scored when Walton reached on an error by Mitchell and then scored on Sandberg's double. The Cubs held the 1-0 lead until the seventh inning when Will Clark tripled and scored on Mitchell's sacrifice fly.

    With two outs in the eighth, the Cubs appeared ready to perhaps send the series back to Chicago. But Candy Maldonado pinch-hit for Reuschel and walked. Bielcki then proceeded the load the bases by walking both Butler and Thompson. Don Zimmer sent for Mitch Williams to end the jam, but Clark drove a single to center that gave the Giants a 3-1 lead. The Cubs strung together three straight singles with two outs in the ninth to pull within a run, but Bedrosian got Sandburg to ground out to second to end the game and the series.

    The Giants were in their first World Series since 1962. Clark's stellar performance earned him Most Valuable Player honors for the Giants. Clark hit .650 with eight RBIs.

    World series

    Main article: 1989 World Series

    It was the first World Series in which the losing team never had the lead and never had the tying run at the plate in its final turn at-bat.[9]

    Game 1

    October 14, 1989 at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
    Oakland 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 X 5 11 1
    W: Dave Stewart (1-0) L: Scott Garrelts (0-1)

    Game 2

    October 15, 1989 at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    San Francisco 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
    Oakland 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 X 5 7 0
    W: Mike Moore (1-0) L: Rick Reuschel (0-1)

    Game 3

    October 17, 1989 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

    The game was delayed until October 27, or about ten days, due to the Loma Prieta earthquake.

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Oakland 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 4 0 13 14 0
    San Francisco 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 7 10 3
    W: Dave Stewart (2-0) L: Scott Garrelts (0-2)

    Game 4

    October 28, 1989 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Oakland 1 3 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 9 12 0
    San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 6 9 0
    W: Mike Moore (2-0) L: Don Robinson (0-1) S:Dennis Eckersley

    Award winners

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Mike Aldrete Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    2. ^ "Ernie Camacho Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-reference.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2008. 
    3. ^ a b "Rich Gossage Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-reference.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2008. 
    4. ^ "Clay Bellinger Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-reference.com. Archived from the original on August 11, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2008. 
    5. ^ "Tracy Jones Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-reference.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2008. 
    6. ^ Charlie Hayes Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    7. ^ http://www.thebaseballcube.com/statistics/1989/25.shtml
    8. ^ a b "1989 San Francisco Giants Statistics and Roster - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-reference.com. Archived from the original on September 16, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2008. 
    9. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.366, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    10. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml
    11. ^ 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

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