1985 San Francisco Giants season

1985 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Bob Lurie
General manager(s) Tom Haller, Al Rosen
Manager(s) Jim Davenport, Roger Craig
Local television KTVU
(Hank Greenwald, Gary Park)
Local radio KNBR
(Hank Greenwald, David Glass)
(Tito Fuentes, Armando Provedor)
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The 1985 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 103rd season in Major League Baseball, their 28th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 26th at Candlestick Park. It resulted in the team finishing in sixth place in the NL West Division with a record of 62 wins and franchise-record 100 losses. This was the first, and as of 2017, the only time in the history of the franchise that they reached the triple-digit mark in losses. It is also the highest number of games they have lost in a season, as well. The Giants were managed by Jim Davenport, who was dismissed on September 18, after compiling a dismal 56-88 record, and Roger Craig, who guided the team to a 6-12 mark during the final 2½ weeks of the season. They finished 33 games behind the division champion and main rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Regular season

The Giants' Opening Day starters included (clockwise from top left) Chili Davis (RF), Chris Brown (3B), David Green (1B) and Jeffrey Leonard (LF).

Opening Day starters

  • Bob Brenly
  • Chris Brown
  • Chili Davis
  • Dan Gladden
  • David Green
  • Atlee Hammaker
  • Johnnie LeMaster
  • Jeffrey Leonard
  • Manny Trillo[5]

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 9567 0.586 48–33 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 8972 0.553 47–34 42–38
Houston Astros 8379 0.512 12 44–37 39–42
San Diego Padres 8379 0.512 12 44–37 39–42
Atlanta Braves 6696 0.407 29 32–49 34–47
San Francisco Giants 62100 0.383 33 38–43 24–57

Record vs. opponents

1985 National League Records

Atlanta 5–77–118–105–133–92–1010–26–67–1110–83–9
Chicago 7–55–65–75–77–114–1413–513–58–46–64–14
Cincinnati 11–76–511–77–118–44–87–59–39–912–65–7
Houston 10–87–57–116–126–64–84–86–612–615–36–6
Los Angeles 13–57–511–712–67–57–54–88–48–1011–77–5
Montreal 9–311–74–86–65–79–98–109–85–77–511–7
New York 10–214–48–48–45–79–911–710–87–58–48–10
Philadelphia 2-105–135–78–48–410–87–1111–75–76–68–10
Pittsburgh 6–65–133–96–64–88–98–107–114–83–93–15
San Diego 11–74–89–96–1210–87–55–77–58–412–64–8
San Francisco 8–106–66–123–157–115–74–86–69–36–122–10
St. Louis 9–314–47–56–65–77–1110–810–815–38–410–2

Notable transactions

  • April 5, 1985: Roger Mason was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the San Francisco Giants for Alejandro Sánchez.[6]
  • April 6, 1985: Vida Blue was signed as a free agent by the Giants.[7]
  • April 15, 1985: Chuck Hensley was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[8]
  • April 17, 1985: John Rabb was traded by the Giants to the Atlanta Braves for Alex Treviño.[9]
  • April 30, 1985: Jeff Cornell was released by the San Francisco Giants.[10]
  • May 7, 1985: Mike Jeffcoat was traded by the Cleveland Indians with Luis Quinones to the San Francisco Giants for Johnnie LeMaster.[11]
  • June 3, 1985: Will Clark was drafted by the Giants in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft.[12]
  • July 22, 1985: Gary Rajsich was purchased from the Giants by the St. Louis Cardinals.[4]


1985 San Francisco Giants
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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
CBob Brenly13344097.2201956
1BDavid Green10629473.248520
2BManny Trillo125451101.224325
SSJosé Uribe147476113.237326
3BChris Brown131432117.2711661
LFJeffrey Leonard133507122.2411762
CFDan Gladden142502122.243741
RFChili Davis136481130.2701356

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
Scot Thompson6411123.20706


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
Dave LaPoint31206.27173.57122
Mike Krukow281958113.38150
Jim Gott26148.17103.8878

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
Vida Blue33131884.47103
Colin Ward612.1004.388

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
Scott Garrelts7496132.30106
Mark Davis7751273.54131

Award winners

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Jim Lefebvre
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Duane Espy
A Fresno Giants California League Wendell Kim
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Tim Blackwell
A-Short Season Everett Giants Northwest League Joe Strain



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