1974 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Horace Stoneham
General manager(s)Jerry Donovan
Manager(s)Charlie Fox, Wes Westrum
Local televisionKTVU
(Al Michaels, Gary Park)
Local radioKSFO
(Al Michaels, Art Eckman)
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The 1974 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 92nd season in Major League Baseball, their 17th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 15th at Candlestick Park. The team finished in fifth place in the National League West with a 72–90 record, 30 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 60 0.630 52–29 50–31
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 0.605 4 50–31 48–33
Atlanta Braves 88 74 0.543 14 46–35 42–39
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 21 46–35 35–46
San Francisco Giants 72 90 0.444 30 37–44 35–46
San Diego Padres 60 102 0.370 42 36–45 24–57

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 4–8 7–11–1 6–12 8–10 9–3 8–4 8–4 4–8 17–1 8–10 9–3
Chicago 8–4 5–7 4–8 2–10 5–13 8–10 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 5–13
Cincinnati 11–7–1 7–5 14–4 6–12 6–6 9–3 8–4 8–4 12–6 11–7 6–6
Houston 12–6 8–4 4–14 5–13 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 8–4
Los Angeles 10–8 10–2 12–6 13–5 8–4 5–7 6–6 4–8 16–2 12–6 6–6
Montreal 3–9 13–5 6–6 6–6 4–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 6–6 4–8 8–9
New York 4–8 10–8 3–9 6–6 7–5 9–9 7–11 7–11 6–6 6–6 6–12
Philadelphia 4-8 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 7–11 11–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 9–9
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 4–8 7–5 8–4 9–9 11–7 8–10 9–3 8–4 7–11
San Diego 1–17 6–6 6–12 7–11 2–16 6–6 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 5–7
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 7–11 8–10 6–12 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 7–11 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 13–5 6–6 4–8 6–6 9–8 12–6 9–9 11–7 7–5 6–6


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1974 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Dave Rader 113 323 94 .291 1 26
1B Dave Kingman 121 350 78 .223 18 55
2B Tito Fuentes 108 390 97 .249 0 22
SS Chris Speier 141 501 125 .250 9 53
3B Steve Ontiveros 120 343 91 .265 4 33
LF Gary Matthews 154 561 161 .287 16 82
CF Garry Maddox 135 538 153 .284 8 50
RF Bobby Bonds 150 567 145 .256 21 71

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
Gary Thomasson 120 315 77 .244 2 29
Ed Goodson 98 298 81 .272 6 48
Mike Phillips 100 283 62 .219 2 20
Bruce Miller 73 198 55 .278 0 16
Chris Arnold 78 174 42 .241 1 26
Ken Rudolph 57 158 41 .259 0 10
John Boccabella 29 80 11 .138 0 5
Glenn Redmon 7 17 4 .235 0 4
Jim Howarth 6 4 0 .000 0 0
Dámaso Blanco 5 1 0 .000 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
Jim Barr 44 239.2 13 9 2.74 84
John D'Acquisto 38 215.0 12 14 3.77 167
Mike Caldwell 31 189.1 14 5 2.95 83
Tom Bradley 30 134.1 8 11 5.16 72
Ed Halicki 16 74.1 1 8 4.24 40
John Montefusco 7 39.1 3 2 4.81 34

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
Ron Bryant 41 126.2 3 15 5.61 75
Charlie Williams 39 100.1 1 3 2.78 48
Jim Willoughby 18 40.2 1 4 4.65 12

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
Elías Sosa 68 9 7 6 3.48 48
Randy Moffitt 61 5 7 15 4.50 49
John Morris 17 1 1 1 3.05 9
Steve Barber 13 0 1 1 5.27 13
Gary Lavelle 10 0 3 0 2.16 12
Butch Metzger 10 1 0 0 3.55 5
Don McMahon 9 0 0 0 3.09 5
Don Rose 2 0 0 0 9.00 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges
AA Amarillo Giants Texas League Dennis Sommers
A Fresno Giants California League John VanOrnum
A Decatur Commodores Midwest League Bob Hartsfield
Rookie Great Falls Giants Pioneer League Art Mazmanian

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fresno[8]

References

  1. ^ Juan Marichal at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Willie Prall at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "1974 San Francisco Giants Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  4. ^ a b Steve Barber at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Alan Wirth at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Guy Sularz at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Jeff Yurak 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