1970 San Francisco Giants season

1970 San Francisco Giants season

The 1970 San Francisco Giants season was the franchise's 88th season overall and 13th season in San Francisco. 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 GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 -- .630
Los Angeles Dodgers 87 73 14.5 .540
San Francisco Giants 86 76 16 .531
Houston Astros 79 83 23 .488
Atlanta Braves 76 86 26 .469
San Diego Padres 63 99 39 .389

Opening Day starters

Roster

1970 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
C Dietz, DickDick Dietz 148 493 148 .300 22 107
RF Bonds, BobbyBobby 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
Fuentes, TitoTito Fuentes 123 435 116 .267 2 32
Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 9 19 6 .316 1 4
Williams, BernieBernie 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
Robertson, RichRich Robertson 41 183.2 8 9 4.85 121
Bryant, RonRon Bryant 34 96 5 8 4.78 66
Carrithers, DonDon 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
Johnson, JerryJerry Johnson 33 3 4 3 4.27 44
Davison, MikeMike Davison 31 3 5 1 6.50 21
Cumberland, JohnJohn Cumberland 7 2 0 0 0.82 6
Faul, BillBill Faul 7 0 0 1 7.45 6

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Charlie Fox, Bob Garibaldi and Hank Sauer
AA Amarillo Giants Texas League Andy Gilbert
A Fresno Giants California League Dennis Sommers
A Decatur Commodores Midwest League Frank Funk
Rookie Great Falls Giants Pioneer League Harvey Koepf
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References

External links

  • 1970 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1970 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Almanac