1965 San Francisco Giants season

1965 San Francisco Giants season

Offseason

Regular season


Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 97 65 -- .599
San Francisco Giants 95 67 2 .586
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 72 7 .556
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 8 .549
Milwaukee Braves 86 76 11 .531
Philadelphia Phillies 85 76 11.5 .528
St. Louis Cardinals 80 81 16.5 .497
Chicago Cubs 72 90 25 .444
Houston Astros 65 97 32 .401
New York Mets 50 112 47 .309

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1965 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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. [6] 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 $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.[6] 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.

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 Haller, TomTom Haller 134 422 106 .251 16 49
3B Hart, Jim RayJim Ray Hart 160 591 177 .299 23 96
RF Alou, JesúsJesús Alou 143 543 162 .298 9 52

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

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
Bolin, BobbyBobby Bolin 45 163 14 6 2.76 135

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
Priddy, BobBob Priddy 8 1 0 0 1.74 7
Duffalo, JimJim Duffalo 2 0 1 0 27.00 0

Awards and honors

All-Stars

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Giants Pacific Coast League Bill Werle
AA Springfield Giants Eastern League Andy Gilbert
A Fresno Giants California League Ed Fitz Gerald
A Decatur Commodores Midwest League Richie Klaus
A Lexington Giants Western Carolinas League Max Lanier
Rookie Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Dick Wilson
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Notes

References

  • 1965 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1965 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Almanac