1970 San Francisco Giants Season
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1970 San Francisco Giants Season

1970 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Horace Stoneham
General manager(s)Jerry Donovan
Manager(s)Clyde King (19-23, to 5/23),
Charlie Fox (67-53, from 5/24)
Local televisionKTVU
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
Local radioKSFO
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
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The 1970 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 88th year in Major League Baseball, their 13th year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 11th at Candlestick Park. The Giants went 86-76, which was good for third place in the National League West, 16 games behind the NL Champion Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason

Regular season

Clyde King was fired as manager on May 23 after the Giants dropped a 15-inning 17-16 game to the San Diego Padres, slipping them to a 19-23 record and mired in fourth place. The Giants elevated Charlie Fox, manager of their AAA Phoenix (Pacific Coast League) farm team, to manage the big club. The team responded with a double-header sweep of the Padres, 6-1 and 7-6. Fox brought the Giants to a third-place finish with a 67-53 record the rest of the way.

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 0.630 -- 57-24 45-36
Los Angeles Dodgers 87 74 0.540 14½ 39-42 48-32
San Francisco Giants 86 76 0.531 16 48-33 38-43
Houston Astros 79 83 0.488 23 44-37 35-46
Atlanta Braves 76 86 0.469 26 42-39 34-47
San Diego Padres 63 99 0.389 39 31-50 32-49

Record vs. opponents

1970 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 -- 8-4 5-13 9-9 6-12 6-6 6-6 7-5 6-6 9-9 7-11 7-5
Chicago 4-8 -- 7-5 7-5 6-6 13-5 7-11 9-9 8-10 9-3 7-5 7-11
Cincinnati 13-5 5-7 -- 15-3 13-5 7-5 8-4 7-5 8-4 8-10 9-9 9-3
Houston 9-9 5-7 3-15 -- 8-10 8-4 6-6 4-8 6-6 14-4 10-8 6-6
Los Angeles 12-6 6-6 5-13 10-8 -- 8-4 7-5 6-5 6-6 11-7 9-9 7-5
Montreal 6-6 5-13 5-7 4-8 4-8 -- 10-8 11-7 9-9 6-6 6-6 7-11
New York 6-6 11-7 4-8 6-6 5-7 8-10 -- 13-5 6-12 6-6 6-6 12-6
Philadelphia 5-7 9-9 5-7 8-4 5-6 7-11 5-13 -- 4-14 9-3 8-4 8-10
Pittsburgh 6-6 10-8 4-8 6-6 6-6 9-9 12-6 14-4 -- 6-6 4-8 12-6
San Diego 9-9 3-9 10-8 4-14 7-11 6-6 6-6 3-9 6-6 -- 5-13 4-8
San Francisco 11-7 5-7 9-9 8-10 9-9 6-6 6-6 4-8 8-4 13-5 -- 7-5
St. Louis 5-7 11-7 3-9 6-6 5-7 11-7 6-12 10-8 6-12 8-4 5-7 --


Opening Day starters

Roster

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Dick Dietz 148 493 148 .300 22 107
RF Bobby Bonds 157 663 200 .302 26 78

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
Tito Fuentes 123 435 116 .267 2 32
George Foster 9 19 6 .316 1 4
Bernie Williams 7 16 5 .313 0 1

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

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
Rich Robertson 41 183.2 8 9 4.85 121
Ron Bryant 34 96 5 8 4.78 66
Don Carrithers 11 22 2 1 7.36 14

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
Jerry Johnson 33 3 4 3 4.27 44
Mike Davison 31 3 5 1 6.50 21
John Cumberland 7 2 0 0 0.82 6
Bill Faul 7 0 0 1 7.45 6

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

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References

  1. ^ Mike Sadek at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Hal Haydel at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1970&t=SFN
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links


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