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1965 San Francisco Giants season

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Owner(s)  Horace Stoneham
Manager(s)  Herman Franks
General manager(s)  Chub Feeney
1965 San Francisco Giants season
Local television  KTVU (Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons)
Local radio  KSFO (Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)

The 1965 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 83rd year in Major League Baseball, their eighth year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their sixth at Candlestick Park. The team finished in second place in the National League with an 95–67 record, 2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Contents

Offseason

  • Prior to 1965 season: Merritt Ranew was acquired by the Giants from the Milwaukee Braves.
  • Opening Day lineup

  • Jesús Alou
  • Tom Haller
  • Jim Ray Hart
  • Harvey Kuenn
  • Hal Lanier
  • Juan Marichal
  • Willie Mays
  • Willie McCovey
  • José Pagán
  • Notable transactions

  • May 13, 1965: Merritt Ranew was purchased from the Giants by the California Angels.
  • May 29, 1965: Ed Bailey, Bob Hendley and Harvey Kuenn were traded by the Giants to the Chicago Cubs for Len Gabrielson and Dick Bertell.
  • June 8, 1965: Rich Robertson was drafted by the Giants in the 5th round of the 1965 Major League Baseball Draft.
  • July 19, 1965: Warren Spahn was signed as a free agent by the Giants.
  • Juan Marichal bat incident

    On August 22, 1965, Giants pitcher Juan Marichal was involved in a notorious incident that occurred in a game played against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Batting against Sandy Koufax, Marichal felt that Dodger catcher Johnny Roseboro's return throws had flown too close to his head. Words were exchanged, and Roseboro, throwing off his catcher's helmet and mask, rose to continue the argument. Marichal responded by hitting Roseboro's unprotected head with his bat. The benches cleared into a 14-minute brawl, while Giant captain Willie Mays escorted the bleeding Roseboro (who would require 14 stitches) back to the clubhouse. Marichal was ejected, suspended for nine days and fined US$1,750. Roseboro filed a lawsuit, but eventually settled out of court, supposedly for $7,000. Marichal and Roseboro would eventually go on to become close friends, reconciling any personal animosity and even autographing photographs of the brawl.

    The image of Marichal raising his bat over his head to deliver a blow to Roseboro was carried in practically every newspaper in the nation and re-printed in Life magazine. Many people protested the apparently light punishment meted out, but as it was it hurt the Giants considerably. They were in a neck-and-neck pennant race with the Dodgers and the race was decided with only two games to play. Marichal's nine-day suspension cost him two pitching turns, and the Giants lost the pennant by two games.

    Starters by position

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

    Other batters

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

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Awards and honors

  • Willie Mays, National League Most Valuable Player
  • All-Stars

    All-Star Game

    References

    1965 San Francisco Giants season Wikipedia


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