1989 San Francisco Giants
National League West Champions
National League Champions
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Owner(s)Bob Lurie
General manager(s)Al Rosen
Manager(s)Roger Craig
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(Duane Kuiper, Steve Physioc, Hank Greenwald)
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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

Regular season

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
2 Brett Butler CF
6 Robby Thompson 2B
22 Will Clark 1B
7 Kevin Mitchell LF
21 Candy Maldonado RF
16 Terry Kennedy C
9 Matt Williams 3B
23 Jose Uribe SS
48 Rick Reuschel P

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Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 92 70 0.568 53–28 39–42
San Diego Padres 89 73 0.549 3 46–35 43–38
Houston Astros 86 76 0.531 6 47–35 39–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 77 83 0.481 14 44–37 33–46
Cincinnati Reds 75 87 0.463 17 38–43 37–44
Atlanta Braves 63 97 0.394 28 33–46 30–51

Record vs. opponents

1989 National League Records

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 5–7 8–10 8–10 6–10 6–6 2–10 8–4 4–8 7–11 6–12 3–9
Chicago 7–5 7–5 5–7 7–5 10–8 10–8 10–8 12–6 8–4 6–6 11–7
Cincinnati 10–8 5–7 8–10 8–10 4–8 4–8 4–8 7–5 9–9 8–10 8–4
Houston 10–8 7–5 10–8 10–8 4–8 6–6 9–3 7–5 8–10 8–10 7–5
Los Angeles 10–6 5–7 10–8 8–10 7–5 5–7 6–6 7–5 6–12 10–8 3–9
Montreal 6–6 8–10 8–4 8–4 5–7 9–9 9–9 11–7 5–7 7–5 5–13
New York 10–2 8–10 8–4 6–6 7–5 9–9 12–6 9–9 5–7 3–9 10–8
Philadelphia 4-8 8–10 8–4 3–9 6–6 9–9 6–12 10–8 2–10 4–8 7–11
Pittsburgh 8–4 6–12 5–7 5–7 5–7 7–11 9–9 8–10 3–9 5–7 13–5
San Diego 11–7 4–8 9–9 10–8 12–6 7–5 7–5 10–2 9–3 8–10 2–10
San Francisco 12–6 6–6 10–8 10–8 8–10 5–7 9–3 8–4 7–5 10–8 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 7–11 4–8 5–7 9–3 13–5 8–10 11–7 5–13 10–2 5–7


Notable transactions

Major League debuts

Game log and schedule

Legend
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Bold Giants team member
1989 Game Log (92–70) (Home: 53–28; Road: 39–42)
April (12–12) (Home: 6–4; Road: 6–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
1 April 3 @ Padres 5–3 Reuschel (1–0) LaCoss (1) Jack Murphy Stadium 52,763 1–0 W1
2 April 4 @ Padres 8–3 Downs (1–0) Jack Murphy Stadium 21,768 2–0 W2
3 April 5 @ Padres 3–4 Robinson (0–1) Jack Murphy Stadium 24,309 2–1 L1
4 April 7 @ Reds 3–4 (16) Price (0–1) Riverfront Stadium 25,278 2–2 L2
5 April 9 @ Reds 9–1 Reuschel (2–0) Riverfront Stadium 23,152 3–2 W1
6 April 10 Dodgers 4–7 LaCoss (0–1) Candlestick Park 53,015 3–3 L1
7 April 11 Dodgers 8–3 Downs (2–0) Lefferts (1) Candlestick Park 17,722 4–3 W1
8 April 12 Dodgers 3–1 Garrelts (1–0) LaCoss (2) Candlestick Park 19,035 5–3 W2
9 April 14 Braves 7–5 Reuschel (3–0) Lefferts (2) Candlestick Park 11,808 6–3 W3
10 April 15 Braves 1–0 Hammaker (1–0) Candlestick Park 29,798 7–3 W4
11 April 16 Braves 2–7 Downs (2–1) Candlestick Park n/a 7–4 L1
12 April 16 Braves 6–1 Price (1–1) Candlestick Park 26,048 8–4 W1
13 April 17 Padres 9–0 Garrelts (2–0) Candlestick Park 12,161 9–4 W2
14 April 18 Padres 2–4 Reuschel (3–1) Candlestick Park 11,509 9–5 L1
15 April 19 Padres 3–4 Hammaker (1–1) Candlestick Park 22,701 9–6 L2
16 April 21 @ Dodgers 2–8 Downs (2–2) Dodger Stadium 47,251 9–7 L3
17 April 22 @ Dodgers 5–4 Lefferts (1–0) Dodger Stadium 48,347 10–7 W1
18 April 23 @ Dodgers 6–7 (10) Hammaker (1–2) Dodger Stadium 48,493 10–8 L1
19 April 25 @ Cardinals 4–0 Robinson (1–1) Lefferts (3) Busch Stadium 27,911 11–8 W1
20 April 26 @ Cardinals 1–3 Downs (2–3) Busch Stadium 27,514 11–9 L1
21 April 27 @ Cardinals 1–10 Garrelts (2–1) Busch Stadium 30,825 11–10 L2
22 April 28 @ Pirates 0–1 Reuschel (3–2) Three Rivers Stadium 12,913 11–11 L1
23 April 29 @ Pirates 4–3 LaCoss (1–1) Three Rivers Stadium 11,509 12–11 W1
24 April 30 @ Pirates 1–11 Robinson (1–2) Three Rivers Stadium 20,940 12–12 L1
May (17–10) (Home: 10–6; Road: 7–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
25 May 1 Cubs 3–4 (12) LaCoss (1–2) Candlestick Park 17,914 12–13 L2
26 May 2 Cubs 4–0 Reuschel (4–2) Gossage (1) Candlestick Park 11,128 13–13 W1
27 May 3 Pirates 3–5 Robinson (1–3) Candlestick Park 8,536 13–14 L1
28 May 4 Pirates 6–3 Krukow (1–0) Lefferts (4) Candlestick Park 11,820 14–14 W1
29 May 5 Cardinals 1–3 LaCoss (1–3) Candlestick Park 24,401 14–15 L1
30 May 6 Cardinals 9–0 Reuschel (5–2) LaCoss (3) Candlestick Park 26,925 15–15 W1
31 May 7 Cardinals 5–1 Robinson (2–3) Candlestick Park 50,492 16–15 W2
32 May 9 @ Cubs 4–2 Krukow (2–0) Lefferts (5) Wrigley Field 13,949 17–15 W3
33 May 10 @ Cubs 4–3 LaCoss (2–3) Lefferts (6) Wrigley Field 25,638 18–15 W4
34 May 12 @ Expos 2–1 Reuschel (6–2) Gossage (2) Olympic Stadium 15,851 19–15 W5
35 May 13 @ Expos 4–5 Hammaker (1–3) Olympic Stadium 13,029 19–16 L1
36 May 14 @ Expos 3–4 Krukow (2–1) Olympic Stadium 19,835 19–17 L2
37 May 15 @ Phillies 2–3 (12) Lefferts (1–1) Veterans Stadium 15,703 19–18 L3
38 May 16 @ Phillies 13–5 Hammaker (2–3) Veterans Stadium 14,074 20–18 W1
39 May 17 @ Phillies 6–0 Reuschel (7–2) Veterans Stadium 18,943 21–18 W2
40 May 19 @ Mets 2–3 (10) Lefferts (1–2) Shea Stadium 37,402 21–19 L1
41 May 20 @ Mets 3–0 Krukow (3–1) LaCoss (4) Shea Stadium 45,562 22–19 W1
42 May 21 @ Mets 10–6 Hammaker (3–3) Lefferts (7) Shea Stadium 44,660 23–19 W2
43 May 23 Expos 4–2 Reuschel (8–2) LaCoss (5) Candlestick Park 13,018 24–19 W3
44 May 24 Expos 0–1 Robinson (2–4) Candlestick Park 9,889 24–20 L1
45 May 25 Expos 0–2 Krukow (3–2) Candlestick Park 14,125 24–21 L2
46 May 26 Phillies 6–1 Garrelts (3–1) Candlestick Park 12,787 25–21 W1
47 May 27 Phillies 6–2 Hammaker (4–3) Lefferts (8) Candlestick Park 18,325 26–21 W2
48 May 28 Phillies 8–5 Reuschel (9–2) LaCoss (6) Candlestick Park 51,498 27–21 W3
49 May 29 Mets 3–2 Robinson (3–4) Lefferts (9) Candlestick Park 38,899 28–21 W4
50 May 30 Mets 10–3 Krukow (4–2) Candlestick Park 17,398 29–21 W5
51 May 31 Mets 1–3 (10) Lefferts (1–3) Candlestick Park 21,568 29–22 L1
June (18–10) (Home: 11–3; Road: 7–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
52 June 2 @ Braves 7–6 Reuschel (10–2) Gossage (3) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 14,052 30–22 W1
53 June 3 @ Braves 4–0 Hammaker (5–3) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 16,181 31–22 W2
54 June 4 @ Braves 3–6 Krukow (4–3) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 13,700 31–23 L1
55 June 5 @ Reds 11–8 Garrelts (4–1) Riverfront Stadium 20,828 32–23 W1
56 June 6 @ Reds 3–4 LaCoss (2–4) Riverfront Stadium n/a 33–23 L1
57 June 6 @ Reds 3–2 Reuschel (11–2) Lefferts (10) Riverfront Stadium 28,830 33–24 W1
58 June 7 @ Reds 5–12 Hammaker (5–4) Riverfront Stadium 25,896 33–25 L1
59 June 8 @ Reds 2–3 LaCoss (2–5) Riverfront Stadium 29,217 33–26 L2
60 June 9 Padres 12–2 Robinson (4–4) Candlestick Park 17,463 34–26 W1
61 June 10 Padres 1–0 Garrelts (5–1) Lefferts (11) Candlestick Park 29,116 35–26 W2
62 June 11 Padres 3–1 (12) Gossage (1–0) Candlestick Park 42,003 36–26 W3
63 June 13 Braves 3–2 Hammaker (6–4) Lefferts (12) Candlestick Park 10,484 37–26 W4
64 June 14 Braves 10–1 Robinson (5–4) Candlestick Park 12,140 38–26 W5
65 June 15 Braves 1–2 Garrelts (5–2) Candlestick Park 9,403 38–27 L1
66 June 16 Reds 4–5 Gossage (1–1) Candlestick Park 23,986 38–28 L2
67 June 17 Reds 8–1 Cook (1–0) Candlestick Park 34,476 39–28 W1
68 June 18 Reds 2–1 LaCoss (3–5) Lefferts (13) Candlestick Park 44,542 40–28 W2
69 June 19 Astros 3–2 Robinson (6–4) Bedrosian (1) Candlestick Park 22,386 41–28 W3
70 June 20 Astros 4–0 Garrelts (6–2) Lefferts (14) Candlestick Park 21,074 42–28 W4
71 June 21 Astros 2–0 Reuschel (12–2) Bedrosian (2) Candlestick Park 32,730 43–28 W5
72 June 23 @ Padres 8–7 Gossage (2–1) Bedrosian (3) Jack Murphy Stadium 21,721 44–28 W6
73 June 24 @ Padres 3–1 Robinson (7–4) Bedrosian (4) Jack Murphy Stadium 32,615 45–28 W7
74 June 25 @ Padres 7–10 Garrelts (6–3) Jack Murphy Stadium 41,028 45–29 L1
75 June 26 @ Astros 4–3 Lefferts (2–3) Bedrosian (5) Astrodome 11,616 46–29 W1
76 June 27 @ Astros 5–7 Bedrosian (0–1) Astrodome 33,231 46–30 L1
77 June 28 @ Astros 3–7 Robinson (7–5) Astrodome 29,817 46–31 L2
78 June 29 Cubs 12–2 Brantley (1–0) Candlestick Park 12,339 47–31 W1
79 June 30 Cubs 4–6 Wilson (0–1) Candlestick Park 49,241 47–32 L1
July (14–12) (Home: 6–2; Road: 8–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
80 July 1 Cubs 2–3 Reuschel (12–3) Candlestick Park 29,019 47–33 L2
81 July 2 Cubs 4–3 Brantley (2–0) Bedrosian (6) Candlestick Park 41,350 48–33 W1
82 July 4 @ Pirates 3–5 Robinson (7–6) Three Rivers Stadium 14,186 48–34 L1
83 July 5 @ Pirates 6–4 Wilson (1–1) Three Rivers Stadium 22,242 49–34 W1
84 July 6 @ Pirates 2–1 (10) Brantley (3–0) Lefferts (15) Three Rivers Stadium 18,165 50–34 W2
85 July 7 @ Cardinals 4–6 LaCoss (3–6) Busch Stadium 42,627 50–35 L1
86 July 8 @ Cardinals 8–5 Brantley (4–0) Busch Stadium 47,400 51–35 W1
87 July 9 @ Cardinals 4–6 Wilson (1–2) Busch Stadium 41,985 51–36 L1
88 July 13 Pirates 3–2 (13) Brantley (5–0) Candlestick Park 17,178 52–36 W1
89 July 14 Pirates 4–7 Reuschel (12–4) Candlestick Park 18,238 52–37 L1
90 July 15 Pirates 8–3 LaCoss (4–6) Candlestick Park 27,881 53–37 W1
91 July 16 Pirates 3–1 Garrelts (7–3) Bedrosian (7) Candlestick Park 44,781 54–37 W2
92 July 17 Cardinals 8–4 McCament (1–0) Gossage (4) Candlestick Park 25,643 55–37 W3
93 July 18 Cardinals 7–3 Robinson (8–6) Candlestick Park 18,112 56–37 W4
94 July 19 Cardinals 7–5 Brantley (6–0) Lefferts (16) Candlestick Park 38,282 57–37 W5
95 July 20 @ Cubs 3–4 (11) McCament (1–1) Wrigley Field 32,306 57–38 L1
96 July 21 @ Cubs 4–3 Garrelts (8–3) Lefferts (17) Wrigley Field 34,725 58–38 W1
97 July 22 @ Cubs 2–5 Hammaker (6–5) Wrigley Field 35,530 58–39 L1
98 July 23 @ Cubs 5–9 Robinson (8–7) Wrigley Field 35,707 58–40 L2
99 July 24 @ Braves 2–0 Reuschel (13–4) Bedrosian (8) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 12,985 59–40 W1
100 July 25 @ Braves 5–4 LaCoss (5–6) Lefferts (18) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 10,564 60–40 W2
101 July 26 @ Braves 4–5 Bedrosian (0–2) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 8,055 60–41 L1
102 July 27 @ Braves 1–10 Hammaker (6–6) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 10,471 60–42 L2
103 July 28 @ Astros 3–2 Robinson (9–7) Astrodome 38,845 61–42 W1
104 July 29 @ Astros 1–8 Reuschel (13–5) Astrodome 39,602 61–43 L1
105 July 30 @ Astros 2–6 LaCoss (5–7) Astrodome 41,088 61–44 L2
August (14–14) (Home: 7–9; Road: 7–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
106 August 1 @ Dodgers 5–2 Garrelts (9–3) Lefferts (19) Dodger Stadium 35,716 62–44 W1
107 August 2 @ Dodgers 4–7 Wilson (1–3) Dodger Stadium 45,478 62–45 L1
108 August 3 @ Dodgers 3–6 Swan (0–1) Dodger Stadium 43,516 62–46 L2
109 August 4 Astros 4–2 Robinson (10–7) Candlestick Park 26,648 63–46 W1
110 August 5 Astros 7–0 LaCoss (6–7) Candlestick Park 33,736 64–46 W2
111 August 6 Astros 2–3 Lefferts (2–4) Candlestick Park 52,292 65–46 W3
112 August 7 Reds 2–10 Brantley (6–1) Candlestick Park 23,905 65–47 L1
113 August 8 Reds 4–10 Swan (0–2) Candlestick Park 20,765 65–48 L2
114 August 9 Reds 10–1 Robinson (11–7) Candlestick Park 29,441 66–48 W1
115 August 10 Reds 4–3 Dravecky (1–0) Bedrosian (9) Candlestick Park 34,810 67–48 W2
116 August 11 Dodgers 10–2 LaCoss (7–7) Candlestick Park 33,307 68–48 W3
117 August 12 Dodgers 1–5 Knepper (0–1) Candlestick Park 49,772 68–49 L1
118 August 13 Dodgers 2–3 (12) Robinson (11–8) Candlestick Park 53,821 68–50 L2
119 August 15 @ Expos 3–2 Dravecky (2–0) Bedrosian (10) Olympic Stadium 24,490 69–50 W1
120 August 16 @ Expos 2–4 Bedrosian (0–3) Olympic Stadium 24,719 69–51 L1
121 August 17 @ Expos 10–5 Knepper (1–1) Olympic Stadium 21,057 70–51 W1
122 August 18 @ Phillies 5–2 Reuschel (14–5) Bedrosian (11) Veterans Stadium 23,368 71–51 W2
123 August 19 @ Phillies 0–1 Downs (2–4) Veterans Stadium 30,366 71–52 L1
124 August 20 @ Phillies 5–2 Brantley (7–1) Veterans Stadium 36,530 72–52 W1
125 August 21 @ Mets 1–4 LaCoss (7–8) Shea Stadium 41,200 72–53 L1
126 August 22 @ Mets 5–0 Knepper (2–1) Shea Stadium 48,249 73–53 W1
127 August 23 @ Mets 5–0 Reuschel (15–5) Shea Stadium 43,694 74–53 W2
128 August 25 Expos 2–12 Downs (2–5) Candlestick Park 23,272 74–54 L1
129 August 26 Expos 8–3 Garrelts (10–3) Candlestick Park 29,527 74–55 W1
130 August 27 Expos 3–6 LaCoss (7–9) Candlestick Park 31,536 74–56 L1
131 August 28 Phillies 1–9 Reuschel (15–6) Candlestick Park 15,614 74–57 L2
132 August 29 Phillies 1–6 Robinson (11–9) Candlestick Park 13,952 74–58 L3
133 August 30 Phillies 3–2 Downs (3–5) Bedrosian (12) Candlestick Park 19,053 75–58 W1
September (17–11) (Home: 12–4; Road: 5–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
134 September 1 Mets 7–1 Garrelts (11–3) Candlestick Park 29,413 76–58 W2
135 September 2 Mets 6–2 Reuschel (16–6) Candlestick Park 31,066 77–58 W3
136 September 3 Mets 4–0 Robinson (12–9) Candlestick Park 44,084 78–58 W4
137 September 4 @ Reds 9–8 Camacho (1–0) Bedrosian (13) Riverfront Stadium 15,140 79–58 W5
138 September 5 @ Reds 5–6 LaCoss (7–10) Riverfront Stadium 16,389 79–59 L1
139 September 6 @ Braves 7–2 Garrelts (12–3) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 2,735 80–59 W1
140 September 7 @ Braves 7–5 Bedrosian (1–3) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 4,474 81–59 W2
141 September 8 @ Astros 2–5 Robinson (12–10) Astrodome 24,405 81–60 L1
142 September 9 @ Astros 1–4 Downs (3–6) Astrodome 37,711 81–61 L2
143 September 10 @ Astros 5–3 Knepper (3–1) Lefferts (20) Astrodome 26,004 82–61 W1
144 September 11 Braves 3–2 Garrelts (13–3) Bedrosian (14) Candlestick Park 11,930 83–61 W2
145 September 12 Braves 5–6 Bedrosian (1–4) Candlestick Park 11,077 83–62 L1
146 September 13 Reds 8–7 (13) Camacho (2–0) Candlestick Park 13,827 84–62 W1
147 September 14 Reds 4–3 (12) Camacho (3–0) Candlestick Park 15,969 85–62 W2
148 September 15 Padres 3–5 Knepper (3–2) Candlestick Park 33,920 85–63 L1
149 September 17 Padres 5–3 Garrelts (14–3) Bedrosian (15) Candlestick Park n/a 86–63 W1
150 September 17 Padres 1–6 Reuschel (16–7) Candlestick Park 25,543 86–64 L1
151 September 19 Dodgers 3–2 LaCoss (8–10) Bedrosian (16) Candlestick Park 20,668 87–64 W1
152 September 20 Dodgers 8–7 Wilson (2–3) Candlestick Park 21,420 88–64 W2
153 September 21 Dodgers 4–3 Downs (4–6) Bedrosian (17) Candlestick Park 24,896 89–64 W3
154 September 22 Astros 1–3 Garrelts (14–4) Candlestick Park 33,020 89–65 L1
155 September 23 Astros 3–1 Reuschel (17–7) Candlestick Park 46,664 90–65 W1
156 September 24 Astros 10–2 LaCoss (9–10) Candlestick Park 50,871 91–65 W2
157 September 25 @ Dodgers 2–5 Robinson (12–11) Dodger Stadium 23,007 91–66 L1
158 September 26 @ Dodgers 1–2 Downs (4–7) Dodger Stadium 27,662 91–67 L2
159 September 27 @ Dodgers 0–1 Garrelts (14–5) Dodger Stadium 34,210 91–68 L3
160 September 29 @ Padres 7–2 LaCoss (10–10) Jack Murphy Stadium 52,089 92–68 W1
161 September 30 @ Padres 5–11 Reuschel (17–8) Jack Murphy Stadium 47,787 92–69 L1
October (0–1) (Road: 0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Report
162 October 1 @ Padres 0–3 Downs (4–8) Jack Murphy Stadium 24,031 92–70 L2

Postseason

1989 Postseason Game Log
Game Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Series Report
1 NLCS October 4 @ Cubs 11–3 Garrelts (1–0) Maddux (0–1) Wrigley Field 39,195 1–0 W1
2 NLCS October 5 @ Cubs 5–9 Lancaster (1–0) Reuschel (0–1) Wrigley Field 39,195 1–1 L1
3 NLCS October 7 Cubs 5–4 Robinson (1–0) Lancaster (1–1) Bedrosian (1) Candlestick Park 62,065 2–1 W1
4 NLCS October 8 Cubs 6–4 Downs (1–0) Wilson (0–1) Bedrosian (2) Candlestick Park 62,078 3–1 W2
5 NLCS October 9 Cubs 3–2 Reuschel (1–1) Bielecki (0–1) Bedrosian (3) Candlestick Park 62,084 4–1 W3
Game Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Series Report
1 WS October 14 @ Athletics 0–5 Stewart (1–0) Garrelts (0–1) Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 49,385 0–1 L1
2 WS October 15 @ Athletics 1–5 Moore (1–0) Reuschel (0–1) Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 49,388 0–2 L2
3 WS October 27 Athletics 7–13 Stewart (2–0) Garrelts (0–2) Candlestick Park 62,038 0–3 L3
4 WS October 28 Athletics 6–9 Moore (2–0) Robinson (0–1) Eckersley (1) Candlestick Park 62,032 0–4 L4

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 Terry Kennedy 125 355 85 .239 5 34
1B Will Clark 159 588 196 .333 23 111
2B Robby Thompson 148 547 132 .241 13 50
3B Ernest Riles 122 302 84 .278 7 40
SS José Uribe 151 453 100 .221 1 30
LF Kevin Mitchell 154 543 158 .291 47 125
CF Brett Butler 154 594 168 .283 4 36
RF Candy Maldonado 129 345 75 .217 9 41

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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
Matt Williams 84 292 59 .202 18 50
Kirt Manwaring 85 200 42 .210 0 18
Donell Nixon 95 166 44 .265 1 15
Pat Sheridan 70 161 33 .205 3 14
Greg Litton 71 143 36 .252 4 17
Ken Oberkfell 83 116 37 .319 2 15
Tracy Jones 40 97 18 .186 0 12
Ed Jurak 30 42 10 .238 0 1
Chris Speier 28 37 9 .243 0 2
Bill Bathe 30 32 9 .281 0 6
Bob Brenly 12 22 4 .182 0 3
Mike Laga 17 20 4 .200 1 7
Jim Weaver 12 20 4 .200 0 2
Jim Steels 13 12 1 .083 0 0
Mike Benjamin 14 6 1 .167 0 0
Charlie Hayes 3 5 1 .200 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
Scott Garrelts 30 193.1 14 5 2.28 119
Rick Reuschel 32 208.1 17 8 2.94 111
Don Robinson 34 197 12 11 3.43 96
Kelly Downs 18 82.2 4 8 4.79 49
Mike Krukow 8 43 4 3 3.98 18
Dennis Cook 2 15 1 0 1.80 9
Dave Dravecky 2 13 2 0 3.46 5
Russ Swan 2 6.2 0 2 10.80 2

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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
Mike LaCoss 45 150.1 10 10 3.17 78
Atlee Hammaker 28 76.2 6 6 3.76 30
Bob Knepper 13 52 3 2 3.46 19
Trevor Wilson 14 39.1 2 3 4.35 22
Joe Price 7 14 1 1 5.79 10
Terry Mulholland 5 11 0 0 4.09 6

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
Steve Bedrosian 40 1 4 17 2.65 34
Goose Gossage 31 2 1 4 2.68 24
Craig Lefferts 70 2 4 20 2.69 71
Jeff Brantley 59 7 1 0 4.07 69
Randy McCament 25 1 1 0 3.93 12
Ernie Camacho 13 3 0 0 2.76 14
Stu Tate 2 0 0 0 3.38 4

National League Championship Series

Main article: 1989 National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 4 at Wrigley Field in Chicago

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

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 Sandberg 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.[10]

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

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

See also: Al Michaels § 1989 World Series, and Fay Vincent § 1989 World Series

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

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

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League Gordon Mackenzie
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Bill Evers
A San Jose Giants California League Duane Espy
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Keith Bodie
A-Short Season Everett Giants Northwest League Joe Strain
Rookie Pocatello Giants Pioneer League Deron McCue

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  8. ^ http://www.thebaseballcube.com/statistics/1989/25.shtml
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  10. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.366, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  11. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml
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