1987 San Francisco Giants season

1987 San Francisco Giants
NL West Champions
Giants players standing for the national anthem at Candlestick Park in 1987.
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Bob Lurie
General manager(s) Al Rosen
Manager(s) Roger Craig
Local television KTVU
(Ron Fairly, Gary Park)
(Joe Morgan, Duane Kuiper)
Local radio KNBR
(Ron Fairly, Wayne Hagin)
(Tito Fuentes, Edgard Martinez)
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The 1987 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 105th season in Major League Baseball, their 30th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 28th at Candlestick Park. The Giants finished in first place in the National League West with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses. They lost the National League Championship Series in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals. It was their first playoff appearance since 1971.


  • October 16, 1986: Brad Gulden was released by the San Francisco Giants.[1]
  • October 16, 1986: Chuck Hensley was released by the San Francisco Giants.[2]
  • October 21, 1986: Mike Jeffcoat was released by the San Francisco Giants.[3]
  • February 4, 1987: Atlee Hammaker was signed as a free agent by the Giants.[4]
  • March 31, 1987: Dan Gladden and David Blakely (minors) were traded by the Giants to the Minnesota Twins for Jose Dominguez (minors), Ray Velasquez (minors) and a player to be named later. The Twins completed the deal by sending Bryan Hickerson to the Giants on June 15.[5]

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 9072 0.556 46–35 44–37
Cincinnati Reds 8478 0.519 6 42–39 42–39
Houston Astros 7686 0.469 14 47–34 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 7389 0.451 17 40–41 33–48
Atlanta Braves 6992 0.429 20½ 42–39 27–53
San Diego Padres 6597 0.401 25 37–44 28–53

Record vs. opponents

1987 National League Records

Atlanta 6–58–108–106–123–97–57–57–56–128–103–9
Chicago 5–66–68–46–610–89–98–104–149–35–76–12
Cincinnati 10–86–613–510–86–67–55–74–812–67–114–8
Houston 10–84–85–1312–67–56–66–66–65–1310–85–7
Los Angeles 12–66–68–106–123–96–62–106–611–710–83–9
Montreal 9–38–106–65–79–38–1010–811–79–35–711–7
New York 5–79–95–76–66–610–813–512–68–49–39–9
Philadelphia 5-710–87–56–610–28–105–1311–78–42–108–10
Pittsburgh 5–714–48–46–66–67–116–127–118–46–67–11
San Diego 12–63–96–1213–57–113–94–84–84–85–134–8
San Francisco 10–87–511–78–108–107–53–910–26–613–57–5
St. Louis 9–312–68–47–59–37–119–910–811–78–45–7

Notable transactions

Major League debuts

  • Batters:
    • Kirt Manwaring (Sep 15)
    • Jessie Reid (Sep 9)
    • Mackey Sasser (Jul 17)
    • Matt Williams (Apr 11)
  • Pitchers:
    • John Burkett (Sep 15) [15]

Game log and schedule

 Giants win
 Giants loss
BoldGiants team member
1987 Game Log (90–72) (Home: 46–35; Road: 44–37)


1987 Postseason Game Log


1987 San Francisco Giants
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


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

= Indicates team leader
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CBob Brenly123375100.2671851
1BWill Clark150529163.3083591
2BRobby Thompson132420110.2621044
3BKevin Mitchell6926882.3061544
SSJosé Uribe9530990.291530
LFJeffrey Leonard131503141.2801963
CFChili Davis149500125.2502476
RFCandy Maldonado118442129.2922085

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mike Aldrete126357116.325951
Mark Wasinger448022.27513


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Atlee Hammaker31168.110103.58107
Mike LaCoss3917113103.6879

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Craig Lefferts443343.2318

National League Championship Series

Award winners

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League Wendell Kim
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Jack Mull
A Fresno Giants California League R. J. Harrison
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Bill Evers
A-Short Season Everett Giants Northwest League Joe Strain
Rookie Pocatello Giants Pioneer League Rafael Landestoy



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  2. "Chuck Hensley Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  3. "Mike Jeffcoat Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. Atlee Hammaker at Baseball Reference
  5. Dan Gladden at Baseball Reference
  6. "{title}". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008.
  7. Inc., Baseball Almanac,. "1987 San Francisco Giants Roster by Baseball Almanac". www.baseball-almanac.com.
  8. Mark Wasinger at Baseball Reference
  9. Greg Minton at Baseball Reference
  10. Mike Benjamin at Baseball Reference
  11. Mark Davis at Baseball Reference
  12. Mackey Sasser at Baseball Reference
  13. Rick Reuschel at Baseball Reference
  14. Dave Henderson at Baseball Reference
  15. "Baseball Teams - The Baseball Cube". www.thebaseballcube.com.
  16. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
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