1960 San Francisco Giants season

1960 San Francisco Giants season

The 1960 San Francisco Giants season involved the team moving their home games from Seals Stadium to the new Candlestick Park. In their third season in the Golden Gate City, the Giants finished in fifth place in the National League, 16 games behind the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 59 -- .617
Milwaukee Braves 88 66 7 .571
St. Louis Cardinals 86 68 9 .558
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 72 13 .532
San Francisco Giants 79 75 16 .513
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 28 .435
Chicago Cubs 60 94 35 .390
Philadelphia Phillies 59 95 36 .383

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Candlestick Park

The Giants selected the name of Candlestick Park after a name-the-park contest on March 3, 1959. Prior to that, its construction site had been shown on maps as the generic Bay View Stadium. It was the first modern baseball stadium, as it was the first to be built entirely of reinforced concrete.[7] Richard Nixon threw out the first baseball on the opening day of Candlestick Park on April 12, 1960 and called it the finest ballpark in the country.[8]

Roster

1960 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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

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
Amalfitano, JoeyJoey Amalfitano 106 328 91 .277 1 27
Wilson, NeilNeil Wilson 6 10 0 .000 0 0

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
O'Dell, BillyBilly O'Dell 43 202.2 8 13 3.20 145
Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli 41 112.1 6 7 3.77 57

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
Loes, BillyBilly Loes 37 3 2 5 4.93 28
Byerly, BudBud Byerly 19 1 0 2 5.32 13

Awards and honors

All-Star Game, first game All-Star Game, second game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Giants Pacific Coast League Red Davis
AA Rio Grande Valley Giants Texas League Ray Murray
A Springfield Giants Eastern League Andy Gilbert
B Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Richie Klaus
C Fresno Giants California League Buddy Kerr
C Pocatello Giants Pioneer League Mike McCormick
D Salem Rebels Appalachian League Jodie Phipps
D Quincy Giants Midwest League Sam Calderone
D Artesia Giants Sophomore League George Genovese

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Springfield[9]

Notes

References

  • 1960 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1960 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Almanac