|1993 San Francisco Giants|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Bob Quinn|
(Ted Robinson, Mike Krukow, Joe Morgan)
(Ted Robinson, Hank Greenwald, Barry Tompkins, Mike Krukow)
(Edgard Martinez, Julio Gonzalez, Rene De La Rosa)
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The 1993 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 111th season in Major League Baseball, their 36th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 34th season at Candlestick Park. In the offseason, Barry Bonds left the Pittsburgh Pirates to sign a lucrative free agent contract worth a then-record $43.75 million over 6 years with the Giants, with whom his father, Bobby Bonds, spent the first 7 years of his career, and with whom his godfather Willie Mays played 22 of his 24 Major League seasons. The deal was, at that time, the largest in baseball history, in terms of both total value and average annual salary. To honor his father, Bonds switched his jersey number to 25 once he signed with the Giants, as it had been Bobby's number in San Francisco. (His number during most of his stay with the Pirates, 24, was already retired in honor of Mays.) Bonds hit .336 in 1993, leading the league with 46 home runs and 123 RBI en route to his second consecutive MVP award and third overall (of an eventual seven).
As good as the Giants were (winning 103 games), the Atlanta Braves won 104 in what some call the last great pennant race (due to the Wild Card being instituted the following season). After leading the National League West by ten games on July 22, and still holding a 7.5-game lead a month later, the Giants went 6–15 and relinquished the division lead to the Braves. The Giants then went on a 14–2 run, which left them tied with the Braves with one game remaining, which they lost 12–1 to the 80–81 Los Angeles Dodgers to become the only National League team to win 100 or more games and not make the playoffs in the divisional play era.
On November 10, 1992, National League owners voted 9-4 against allowing Giants owner Bob Lurie to sell the team for $115 million to a Tampa Bay group, which would have moved the Giants to the Florida Suncoast Dome in time for the 1993 season.
During the season, John Burkett and Bill Swift would be the last pitchers to win at least 20 games in one season for the Giants in the 20th Century.
|San Francisco Giants||103||59||0.636||1||50–31||53–28|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||81||81||0.500||23||41–40||40–41|
|San Diego Padres||61||101||0.377||43||34–47||27–54|
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|1993 San Francisco Giants|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg.= Batting average
|= Indicates team leader|
Note: G= Games pitched; IP= Innings pitched: W= Wins; L= Losses; ERA= Earned run average; SO= Strikeouts
Note: G= Games pitched; IP= innings pitched; W= Wins; L= Losses; SV= Saves; ERA= Earned Run Average; SO= Strikeouts
See also: Minor league baseball
|AAA||Phoenix Firebirds||Pacific Coast League||Carlos Alfonso|
|AA||Shreveport Captains||Texas League||Ron Wotus|
|A||San Jose Giants||California League||Dick Dietz|
|A||Clinton Giants||Midwest League||Jack Mull|
|Short-Season A||Everett Giants||Northwest League||Norm Sherry|
|Rookie||AZL Giants||Arizona League||Alan Bannister|
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