1993 San Francisco Giants season

1993 San Francisco Giants season

1993 San Francisco Giants
Barry Bonds First Season in San Francisco
Major league affiliations
1993 information
Owner(s) Peter Magowan
General manager(s) Bob Quinn
Manager(s) Dusty Baker
Local television KTVU
SportsChannel Pacific
(Ted Robinson, Mike Krukow, Joe Morgan)
Local radio KNBR
(Ted Robinson, Hank Greenwald, Barry Tompkins, Mike Krukow)
SP Radio
(Edgard Martinez,Julio Gonzalez,Rene De La Rosa)
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The 1993 Giants season was their 111th in Major League Baseball and their 36th in San Francisco. In the offseason, Barry Bonds left the Pirates to sign a lucrative free agent contract worth a then-record $43.75 million over 6 years with the Giants, with whom his father spent the first 7 years of his career, and with whom his godfather Willie Mays played 22 of his 24 Major League seasons. The deal was at that time the largest in baseball history, in terms of both total value and average annual salary.[1] To honor his father, Bonds switched his jersey number to 25 once he signed with the Giants, as it had been Bobby's number in San Francisco. (His number during most of his stay with the Pirates, 24, was retired in honor of Mays anyway).[2] Bonds hit .336 in 1993, leading the league with 46 home runs and 123 RBI en route to his second consecutive MVP award,[3] and third overall (of an eventual seven). As good as the Giants were (winning 103 games), the Atlanta Braves won 104 in what some call the last great pennant race (due to the Wild Card being instituted shortly after).[4]


On November 10, 1992, National League owners voted 9-4 against allowing Giants owner Bob Lurie to sell the team for $115 million to a Tampa Bay group, which would have moved the Giants to the Florida Suncoast Dome in time for the 1993 season.[5]

  • November 17, 1992: Steve Decker was drafted by the Florida Marlins from the San Francisco Giants as the 35th pick in the 1992 expansion draft.[6]
  • December 8, 1992: Barry Bonds signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[7]
  • December 10, 1992: Jim Pena was traded by the San Francisco Giants to the San Diego Padres for Paul Faries.[8]

Regular season

During the season, John Burkett and Bill Swift would be the last pitchers to win at least 20 games in one season for the Giants in the 20th Century.[9]

Opening Day Starters

Season standings

Notable Transactions

  • August 3, 1993: Scott Sanderson was selected off waivers by the San Francisco Giants from the California Angels.[11]
  • August 28, 1993: Jim DeShaies was traded by the Minnesota Twins to the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later, Aaron Fultz, and Andres Duncan (minors). The San Francisco Giants sent Greg Brummett (September 1, 1993) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.[12]

Draft Picks

  • June 3, 1993: Steve Soderstrom was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1993 amateur draft. Player signed July 28, 1993.[13]
  • June 3, 1993: Bill Mueller was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 15th round of the 1993 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1993.[14]

Major League debuts

  • Batters:
    • Rikkert Faneyte (Aug 29)
    • Erik Johnson (Jul 8)
    • J.R. Phillips (Sep 3)
  • Pitchers:
    • Greg Brummett (May 29)
    • Salomon Torres (Aug 29) [15]


1993 San Francisco Giants
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

= Indicates team leader
Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
Kirt Manwaring 130 432 119 5 49 .275
Will Clark 132 491 139 14 73 .283
Robby Thompson 128 494 154 19 65 .312
Matt Williams 145 579 170 38 110 .294
Royce Clayton 153 549 155 6 70 .282
Barry Bonds 159 539 181 46 123 .336
Darren Lewis 136 522 132 2 48 .253
Willie McGee 130 475 143 4 46 .301

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Relief pitchers

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League Carlos Alfonso
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Ron Wotus
A San Jose Giants California League Dick Dietz
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Jack Mull
Short-Season A Everett Giants Northwest League Norm Sherry
Rookie AZL Giants Arizona League Alan Bannister


External links

  • 1993 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1993 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Almanac