1968 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Horace Stoneham
General manager(s)Chub Feeney
Manager(s)Herman Franks
Local televisionKTVU
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
Local radioKSFO
(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 11th 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. The Giants' opponents scored 529 runs against them, the fewest in franchise history for a 162-game season.[1] The Giants shut out the opposition 20 times, a record for the club's era in San Francisco.[2]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 47–34 50–31
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 9 42–39 46–35
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 13 47–34 37–44
Cincinnati Reds 83 79 0.512 14 40–41 43–38
Atlanta Braves 81 81 0.500 16 41–40 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 17 40–41 40–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 0.469 21 41–40 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 0.469 21 38–43 38–43
New York Mets 73 89 0.451 24 32–49 41–40
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 25 42–39 30–51

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Atlanta 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–9 12–6–1 11–7 6–12 9–9 5–13
Chicago 10–8 7–11 10–8 12–6 8–10 9–9 10–8 9–9–1 9–9
Cincinnati 8–10 11–7 9–9 9–9 10–8 11–7 10–8–1 8–10 7–11
Houston 7–11 8–10 9–9 11–7 10–8 9–9 5–13 8–10 5–13
Los Angeles 9–9 6–12 9–9 7–11 7–11 10–8 10–8 9–9 9–9
New York 6–12–1 10–8 8–10 8–10 11–7 8–10 9–9 7–11 6–12
Philadelphia 7–11 9–9 7–11 9–9 8–10 10–8 9–9 9–9 8–10
Pittsburgh 12–6 8–10 8–10–1 13–5 8–10 9–9 9–9 7–11 6–12
San Francisco 9–9 9–9–1 10–8 10–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 11–7 10–8
St. Louis 13–5 9–9 11–7 13–5 9–9 12–6 10–8 12–6 8–10


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
C Dick Dietz 98 301 82 .272 6 38
1B Willie McCovey 148 523 153 .293 36 105
2B Ron Hunt 148 529 132 .250 2 28
3B Jim Ray Hart 136 480 124 .258 23 78
SS Hal Lanier 151 486 100 .206 0 27
LF Ty Cline 116 291 65 .223 1 28
CF Willie Mays 148 498 144 .289 23 79
RF Jesús 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
Bobby Bonds 81 307 78 .254 9 35
Jim Davenport 113 272 61 .224 1 17
Jack Hiatt 90 268 52 .232 4 34
Dave Marshall 76 174 46 .264 1 16
Frank Johnson 67 174 33 .190 1 7
Ollie Brown 40 95 22 .232 0 11
Bob Barton 46 92 24 .261 0 5
Nate Oliver 36 73 13 .178 0 1
Bob Schroder 35 44 7 .159 0 2
Don Mason 10 19 3 .158 0 1
Ken Henderson 3 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
Juan Marichal 38 325.2 26 9 2.43 218
Gaylord Perry 39 290.2 16 15 2.45 173
Ray Sadecki 38 253.2 12 18 2.91 206
Mike McCormick 38 198.1 12 14 3.58 121

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
Bobby Bolin 34 176.2 10 5 1.99 126
Rich Robertson 3 9.0 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
Frank Linzy 57 9 8 12 2.08 36
Joe Gibbon 29 1 2 1 1.58 22
Ron Herbel 28 0 0 0 3.35 18
Lindy McDaniel 12 0 0 0 7.45 9
Bill Monbouquette 7 0 1 1 3.75 5
Bill Henry 7 0 2 0 5.40 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Clyde King
AA Amarillo Giants Texas League Andy Gilbert
A Fresno Giants California League Dave Garcia
A Decatur Commodores Midwest League Dennis Sommers
A-Short Season Medford Giants Northwest League Harvey Koepf
Rookie Salt Lake City Giants Pioneer League Ray Malgradi

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fresno[8]

References

  1. ^ "Team Pitching Season Finder: For Single Seasons, from 1962 to 2021, For SFG, Standard stats, requiring Runs Allowed <= 600, sorted by lowest Runs Allowed". Stathead Baseball. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  2. ^ "Team Pitching Game Finder: In the Regular Season, since 1901, For SFG, requiring Runs Allowed = 0, sorted by most games". Stathead Baseball. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  3. ^ Garry Maddox at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ George Foster at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Ron Hunt at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ 1968 San Francisco Giants Roster by Baseball Almanac
  7. ^ Jim Howarth at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007