1981 San Francisco Giants season

1981 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bob Lurie
General manager(s) Spec Richardson, Tom Haller
Manager(s) Frank Robinson
Local television KTVU
(Lindsey Nelson, Gary Park, Edgard Martinez)
Local radio KNBR
(Lindsey Nelson, Hank Greenwald, David Glass)
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The 1981 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 99th season in Major League Baseball, their 24th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 22nd at Candlestick Park. Giants manager Frank Robinson became the first black manager in the history of the National League.[1] Robinson was also the first black manager in the history of the American League.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 6642 0.611 32–22 34–20
Los Angeles Dodgers 6347 0.573 4 33–23 30–24
Houston Astros 6149 0.555 6 31–20 30–29
San Francisco Giants 5655 0.505 11½ 29–24 27–31
Atlanta Braves 5056 0.472 15 22–27 28–29
San Diego Padres 4169 0.373 26 20–35 21–34
NL West
First Half Standings
W L Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers3621.632
Cincinnati Reds3521.625
Houston Astros2829.491
Atlanta Braves2529.463
San Francisco Giants2732.458
San Diego Padres2333.411
NL West
Second Half Standings
W L Pct.
Houston Astros3320.623
Cincinnati Reds3121.596
San Francisco Giants2923.558
Los Angeles Dodgers2726.509
Atlanta Braves2527.481
San Diego Padres1836.333

Record vs. opponents

1981 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta3–2–16–54–87–73–73–34–52–39–65–74–3
Chicago2–3–11–51–66–44–75–8–12–104–103–35–55–4–1
Cincinnati5–65–18–48–85–47–35–24–210–29–50–5
Houston8–46–14–84–85–26–34–62–411–39–62–4
Los Angeles 7–74–68–88–45–25–13–35–16–57–55–5
Montreal7–37–44–52–52–59–37–410–34–22–56–9
New York3–38–5–13–73–61–53–97–73–6–12–52–46–5
Philadelphia5-410–22–56–43–34–77–77–54–24–37–6
Pittsburgh3–210–42–44–21–53–106–3–15–76–43–73–8
San Diego6–93–32–103–115–62–45–22–44–66–73–7
San Francisco7–55–55–96–95–75–24–23–47–37–62–3
St. Louis3–44–5–15–04–25–59–65–66–78–37–33–2

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1981 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

= Indicates team leader
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CMilt May9731698.310233
1BEnos Cabell96396101.255236
2BJoe Morgan9030874.240831
3BDarrell Evans10235792.2581248
SSJohnnie LeMaster10432482.253028
LFJack Clark99385103.2681753
CFLarry Herndon96364105.288541
RFJerry Martin7224158.241425

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dave Bergman6314537.255313
Billy North4613129.221112
Jeffrey Leonard3712739.307426
Rennie Stennett388720.23017
Jim Wohlford506811.16217
Billy Smith366111.18015
Bob Brenly194515.33314
Mike Sadek19366.16703
Max Venable18326.18801
Joe Pettini35292.06902
Guy Sularz10204.20002
Mike Ivie7175.29403
Chili Davis8152.13300
Jeff Ransom5154.26700

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doyle Alexander24152.31172.8977
Tom Griffin22129.3883.7683
Ed Whitson22123.0694.0265
Vida Blue18124.7862.4563
Allen Ripley1990.7444.0747

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Alan Hargesheimer618.7124.346

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Greg Minton5584.145212.8829
Fred Breining4577.25212.5537
Al Holland47100.27572.4178
Gary Lavelle3465.22643.8445
Bob Tufts1115.10003.5212
Mike Rowland915.20103.458
Randy Moffitt1011.10007.9411

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Jack Mull
A Fresno Giants California League Wayne Cato
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Wendell Kim
Rookie Great Falls Giants Pioneer League Ernie Rodriguez

References

  1. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.198, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. Chris Bourjos at Baseball Reference
  3. DeWayne Buice at Baseball Reference
  4. Doyle Alexander at Baseball Reference
  5. "Giants trade twice on final day". Lakeland, Florida: The Ledger. Associated Press (AP). December 13, 1980. p. 3D. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  6. Joe Strain at Baseball Reference
  7. Joe Morgan at Baseball Reference
  8. Billy Smith at Baseball Reference
  9. Gorman Heimueller at Baseball Reference
  10. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1981&t=SFN
  11. Phil Ouellette at Baseball Reference
  12. Mike Sadek at Baseball Reference
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