1960 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Horace Stoneham
General manager(s)Chub Feeney
Manager(s)Bill Rigney (W-33; L-25), Tom Sheehan (W-46; L-50)
Local televisionKTVU (Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons)
Local radioKSFO-AM 560
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill King)
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The 1960 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 78th year in Major League Baseball. The team moved their home games from Seals Stadium to the new Candlestick Park. In their third season in the Golden Gate City, the Giants finished in fifth place in the National League, 16 games behind the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. The Giants hit 62 triples, the most in the club's San Francisco era.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 59 0.617 52–25 43–34
Milwaukee Braves 88 66 0.571 7 51–26 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 86 68 0.558 9 51–26 35–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 72 0.532 13 42–35 40–37
San Francisco Giants 79 75 0.513 16 45–32 34–43
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 0.435 28 37–40 30–47
Chicago Cubs 60 94 0.390 35 33–44 27–50
Philadelphia Phillies 59 95 0.383 36 31–46 28–49

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LA MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 10–12 9–13 7–15 10–12 7–15 9–13–1 8–14–1
Cincinnati 12–10 12–10 9–13 9–13 6–16 11–11 8–14
Los Angeles 13–9 10–12 12–10 16–6 11–11 10–12 10–12
Milwaukee 15–7 13–9 10–12 16–6 9–13 14–8 11–11
Philadelphia 12–10 13–9 6–16 6–16 7–15 8–14 7–15
Pittsburgh 15–7 16–6 11–11 13–9 15–7 14–8–1 11–11
San Francisco 13–9–1 11–11 12–10 8–14 14–8 8–14–1 13–9
St. Louis 14–8–1 14–8 12–10 11–11 15–7 11–11 9–13


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Candlestick Park

The Giants selected the name of Candlestick Park after a name-the-park contest on March 3, 1959. Prior to that, its construction site had been shown on maps as the generic Bay View Stadium. It was the first modern baseball stadium, as it was the first to be built entirely of reinforced concrete.[8] Richard Nixon threw out the first baseball on the opening day of Candlestick Park on April 12, 1960, and called it the finest ballpark in the country.[9]

Roster

1960 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
C Bob Schmidt 110 344 92 .267 8 37
1B Willie McCovey 101 260 62 .238 13 51
2B Don Blasingame 136 523 123 .235 2 31
SS Eddie Bressoud 116 386 87 .225 9 43
3B Jim Davenport 112 363 91 .251 6 38
LF Orlando Cepeda 151 569 169 .297 24 96
CF Willie Mays 153 595 190 .319 29 103
RF Willie Kirkland 146 515 130 .252 21 65

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
Joey Amalfitano 106 328 91 .277 1 27
Felipe Alou 106 322 85 .264 8 44
Andre Rodgers 81 217 53 .244 2 22
Hobie Landrith 71 190 46 .242 1 20
Jim Marshall 75 118 28 .237 2 13
Dave Philley 39 61 10 .164 1 7
Dale Long 37 54 9 .167 3 6
José Pagán 18 49 14 .286 0 2
Neil Wilson 6 10 0 .000 0 0
Matty Alou 4 3 1 .333 0 0

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
Mike McCormick 40 253.0 15 12 2.70 154
Sam Jones 39 234.0 18 14 3.19 190
Jack Sanford 37 219.0 12 14 3.82 125
Juan Marichal 11 81.1 6 2 2.66 58

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
Billy O'Dell 43 202.2 8 13 3.20 145
Johnny Antonelli 41 112.1 6 7 3.77 57
Georges Maranda 17 50.2 1 4 4.62 28
Eddie Fisher 3 12.2 1 0 3.55 7

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
Stu Miller 47 7 6 2 3.90 65
Billy Loes 37 3 2 5 4.93 28
Bud Byerly 19 1 0 2 5.32 13
Sherman Jones 16 1 1 1 3.09 10
Joe Shipley 15 0 0 0 5.40 9
Don Choate 4 0 0 0 2.25 7
Ramón Monzant 1 0 0 0 9.00 1

Awards and honors

All-Star Game, first game All-Star Game, second game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Giants Pacific Coast League Red Davis
AA Rio Grande Valley Giants Texas League Ray Murray
A Springfield Giants Eastern League Andy Gilbert
B Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Richie Klaus
C Fresno Giants California League Buddy Kerr
C Pocatello Giants Pioneer League Mike McCormick
D Salem Rebels Appalachian League Jodie Phipps
D Quincy Giants Midwest League Sam Calderone
D Artesia Giants Sophomore League George Genovese

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Springfield[10]

Notes

  1. ^ "Team Batting Season Finder: For Single Seasons, from 1958 to 2020, Playing for SFG, 3B>=45, Standard statistics, Sorted by greatest Triples". Stathead. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  2. ^ Joey Amalfitano page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Billy Loes page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Georges Maranda page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "1960 San Francisco Giants Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  6. ^ Don Taussig page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ a b Dave Philley page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Smith, Curt (2001). Storied Stadiums. New York City: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-1187-6.
  9. ^ The Best Game Ever, Prologue, p. xxx, Jim Reisler, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7867-1943-3
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References