Supriya Ghosh

1987 San Francisco Giants season

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Owner(s)  Bob Lurie
Manager(s)  Roger Craig
General manager(s)  Al Rosen
1987 San Francisco Giants season
Local television  KTVU (Ron Fairly, Gary Park) GiantsVision (Joe Morgan, Duane Kuiper)
Local radio  KNBR (Ron Fairly, Wayne Hagin) KIQI (Tito Fuentes, Edgard Martinez)

The 1987 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 105th season in Major League Baseball, their 30th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 28th at Candlestick Park. The Giants finished in first place in the National League West with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses. They lost the National League Championship Series in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals. It was their first playoff appearance since 1971.

Contents

Offseason

  • October 16, 1986: Brad Gulden was released by the San Francisco Giants.
  • October 16, 1986: Chuck Hensley was released by the San Francisco Giants.
  • October 21, 1986: Mike Jeffcoat was released by the San Francisco Giants.
  • February 4, 1987: Atlee Hammaker was signed as a free agent by the Giants.
  • March 31, 1987: Dan Gladden and David Blakely (minors) were traded by the Giants to the Minnesota Twins for Jose Dominguez (minors), Ray Velasquez (minors) and a player to be named later. The Twins completed the deal by sending Bryan Hickerson to the Giants on June 15.
  • Regular season

  • September 9, 1987: Nolan Ryan struck out Mike Aldrete for the 4500th strikeout of his career.
  • Opening Day starters

  • Bob Brenly
  • Chris Brown
  • Will Clark
  • Chili Davis
  • Mike Krukow
  • Jeffrey Leonard
  • Candy Maldonado
  • Robby Thompson
  • José Uribe
  • Notable transactions

  • April 25, 1987: Colin Ward and Steve Miller (minors) were traded by the Giants to the San Diego Padres for Mark Wasinger and Tim Meagher (minors).
  • May 28, 1987: Greg Minton was released by the Giants.
  • June 2, 1987: Mike Benjamin was drafted by the Giants in the 3rd round of the 1987 Major League Baseball draft. Player signed June 14, 1987.
  • July 5, 1987: Mark Davis, Chris Brown, Keith Comstock, and Mark Grant were traded by the Giants to the San Diego Padres for Dave Dravecky, Craig Lefferts, and Kevin Mitchell.
  • July 31, 1987: Mackey Sasser and $50,000 were traded by the Giants to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Don Robinson.
  • August 21, 1987: Jeff Robinson and Scott Medvin were traded by the Giants to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Rick Reuschel.
  • September 1, 1987: Dave Henderson was acquired by the Giants from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later.
  • Major League debuts

  • Batters:
  • Kirt Manwaring (Sep 15)
  • Jessie Reid (Sep 9)
  • Mackey Sasser (Jul 17)
  • Matt Williams (Apr 11)
  • Pitchers:
  • John Burkett (Sep 15)
  • Starters by position

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

    Award winners

  • Chris Speier, 2B, Willie Mac Award
  • All-Star Game

    Farm system

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fresno

    References

    1987 San Francisco Giants season Wikipedia


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