1994 San Francisco Giants
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Location
Other information
Owner(s)Peter Magowan
General manager(s)Bob Quinn
Manager(s)Dusty Baker
Local televisionKTVU
SportsChannel Pacific
(Ted Robinson, Mike Krukow, Joe Morgan, Duane Kuiper)
Local radioKNBR
(Ted Robinson, Hank Greenwald, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper)
SP Radio
(Julio Gonzalez, Rene De La Rosa)
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The 1994 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 112th season in Major League Baseball, their 37th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 35th at Candlestick Park. After winning 103 games in 1993, the Giants record dropped to 55–60 in a strike-shortened season. This was also the season in which Matt Williams hit a career high 43 home runs through 115 games by the time the strike hit, on pace to finish with 61; had the season continued, Williams may have had a chance to break Roger Maris's then-single season record of 61 home runs set in 1961.

Offseason

Regular season

By Friday, August 12, the Giants had compiled a 55-60 record through 115 games. They had scored 504 runs (4.38 per game) and allowed 500 runs (4.35 per game).[3]

The Giants were struggling offensively prior to the Strike, at 28th in batting average (.249), doubles (159) and overall hits (963).[4]

Their pitchers also struggled, combining to finish 28th in complete games, with just 2.[4]

Notable transactions

Draft picks

= Future All Star

The following were notable Giants draft picks from the MLB Amateur Draft held on June 2, 1994.

Round Pick Player Nationality Status
1 22 Dante Powell [7]  United States Player signed July 13, 1994.
5 Bobby Howry[8]  United States Player signed June 4, 1994.
9 Keith Foulke[9]  United States Player signed June 3, 1994.
20 J. D. Drew[10]  United States Did not sign.

Opening Day Starters

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509 33–22 25–34
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 29–31 26–29
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 25–32 28–32
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 12½ 26–31 21–39


Division leaders W L Pct.
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509
Wild card team W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.597
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 212
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 1212
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 1312
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 1412
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 15
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 1612
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.444 1712
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 1812
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 2212

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 4–2 5–5 8–2 8–4 3–3 6–0 4–5 5–4 6–3 3–9 6–1 5–1 5–7
Chicago 2–4 5–7 6–6 4–5 4–8 3–3 2–4 1–4 1–6 5–5 6–3 5–4 5–5
Cincinnati 5–5 7–5 4–4 7–5 4–6 3–6 4–2 2–4 4–2 9–3 8–2 7–2 2–2–1
Colorado 2–8 6–6 4–4 3–9 5–5 4–6 4–2 5–1 2–4 2–3 5–5 3–7 8–4
Florida 4–8 5–4 5–7 9–3 2–4 3–3 2–7 6–4 4–6 1–6 5–1 2–4 3–7
Houston 3–3 8–4 6–4 5–5 4–2 1–8 2–4 3–3 5–1 8–4 5–5 8–2 8–4
Los Angeles 0–6 3–3 6–3 6–4 3–3 8–1 3–9 6–6 7–5 3–3 6–4 5–5 2–4
Montreal 5–4 4–2 2–4 2–4 7–2 4–2 9–3 4–3 5–4 8–2 12–0 5–7 7–3
New York 4–5 4–1 4–2 1–5 4–6 3–3 6–6 3–4 4–6 4–5 6–6 6–6 6–3
Philadelphia 3-6 6–1 2–4 4–2 6–4 1–5 5–7 4–5 6–4 5–4 4–8 4–8 4–3
Pittsburgh 9–3 5–5 3–9 3–2 6–1 4–8 3–3 2–8 5–4 4–5 3–3 1–5 5–5
San Diego 1–6 3–6 2–8 5–5 1–5 5–5 4–6 0–12 6–6 8–4 3–3 5–2 4–2
San Francisco 1–5 4–5 2–7 7–3 4–2 2–8 5–5 7–5 6–6 8–4 5–1 2–5 2–4
St. Louis 7–5 5–5 2–2–1 4–8 7–3 4–8 4–2 3–7 3–6 3–4 5–5 2–4 4–2


Roster

1994 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Note: Pos= Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average

Pos Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
C Kirt Manwaring 97 316 79 1 29 .250
1B Todd Benzinger 107 328 87 9 31 .265
2B John Patterson 85 240 57 3 32 .238
3B Matt Williams 112 445 119 43 96 .267
SS Royce Clayton 108 385 91 3 30 .236
LF Barry Bonds 112 391 122 37 81 .312
CF Darren Lewis 114 451 116 4 29 .257
RF Willie McGee 45 156 44 5 23 .282

[12]

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
Dave Martinez 97 235 58 .247 4 27
Robby Thompson 35 129 27 .209 2 7
Jeff Reed 50 103 18 .175 1 7
Steve Scarsone 52 103 28 .272 2 13
Mark Carreon 51 100 27 .270 3 20
Darryl Strawberry 29 92 22 .239 4 17
Mike Benjamin 38 62 16 .258 1 9
J.R. Phillips 15 38 5 .132 1 3
Rikkert Faneyte 19 26 3 .115 0 4
Erik Johnson 5 13 2 .154 0 0
Mark Leonard 14 11 4 .364 0 2

[12]

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
John Burkett 25 159.1 6 8 3.62 85
Mark Portugal 21 137.1 10 8 3.93 87
Bill Swift 17 109.1 8 7 3.38 62
Salomón Torres 16 84.1 2 8 5.44 42
William Van Landingham 16 84.0 8 2 3.54 56
Bud Black 10 54.1 4 2 4.47 28

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
Bryan Hickerson 28 98.1 4 8 5.40 59
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
Dave Burba 57 3 6 0 4.38 84
Rod Beck 48 2 4 28 2.77 39
Steve Frey 44 1 0 0 4.94 20
Rich Monteleone 39 4 3 0 3.18 16
Mike Jackson 36 3 2 4 1.49 51
Pat Gomez 26 0 1 0 3.78 14
Kevin Rogers 9 0 0 0 3.48 7
Tony Menéndez 6 0 1 0 21.60 2
Brad Brink 4 0 0 0 1.08 3
Kent Bottenfield 1 0 0 0 10.80 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
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 LumberKings Midwest League Jack Mull
A-Short Season Everett Giants Northwest League Mike Hart
Rookie AZL Giants Arizona League Alan Bannister

[13]

References

  1. ^ Mark Portugal Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ a b "Rex Hudler Stats".
  3. ^ "1994 National League Season Summary".
  4. ^ a b "1994 Major League Baseball Season Summary".
  5. ^ "Kent Bottenfield Stats".
  6. ^ "Yorvit Torrealba Stats".
  7. ^ Dante Powell Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ "Bob Howry Stats".
  9. ^ "Keith Foulke Stats".
  10. ^ J. D. Drew Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ "1994 San Francisco Giants Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  12. ^ a b 1994 San Francisco Giants Statistics and Roster – Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007