1990 San Francisco Giants season

1990 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Bob Lurie
General manager(s) Al Rosen
Manager(s) Roger Craig
Local television KTVU
(Duane Kuiper, Ron Fairly, Hank Greenwald)
SportsChannel America
(Joe Morgan, Duane Kuiper)
Local radio KNBR
(Ron Fairly, Hank Greenwald, Mike Krukow)
(Tito Fuentes, Julio Gonzalez)
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The 1990 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 108th season in Major League Baseball, their 33rd season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 31st at Candlestick Park. The team finished in third place in the National League West with an 85-77 record, 6 games behind the Cincinnati Reds.


  • December 3, 1990: Willie McGee was signed as a free agent by the Giants.[1]
  • January 19, 1990: Gary Carter was signed as a free agent by the Giants.[2]

Regular season

  • In a game against the San Diego Padres, Gary Carter broke the National League record set by Al López for most games caught by a catcher. It was Carter's 1,862nd game as a catcher.

Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 9171 0.562 46–35 45–36
Los Angeles Dodgers 8676 0.531 5 47–34 39–42
San Francisco Giants 8577 0.525 6 49–32 36–45
Houston Astros 7587 0.463 16 49–32 26–55
San Diego Padres 7587 0.463 16 37–44 38–43
Atlanta Braves 6597 0.401 26 37–44 28–53

Record vs. opponents

1990 National League Records

Atlanta 6–68–105–136–126–64–85–75–78–105–137–5
Chicago 6–64–86–63–911–79–911–74–148–47–58–10
Cincinnati 10–88–411–79–99–36–67–56–69–97–119–3
Houston 13–56–67–119–95–75–75–75–74–1410–86–6
Los Angeles 12–69–39–99–96–65–78–44–89–98–107–5
Montreal 6–67–113–97–56–68–1010–813–57–57–511–7
New York 8–49–96–67–57–510–810–810–85–77–512–6
Philadelphia 7-57–115–77–54–88–108–106–127–58–410–8
Pittsburgh 7–514–46–67–58–45–138–1012–610–28–410–8
San Diego 10–84–89–914–49–95–77–55–72–107–113–9
San Francisco 13–55–711–78–1010–85–75–74–84–811–79–3
St. Louis 5–710–83–96–65–77–116–128–108–109–33–9

Notable transactions

Draft picks

  • June 4, 1990: Rikkert Faneyte was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 16th round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed March 19, 1991.[9]

Major League debuts

  • Batters:
    • Steve Decker (Sep 18)
    • Mark Leonard (Jul 21)
    • Rick Parker (May 4)
    • Andres Santana (Sep 16)
  • Pitchers:
    • Mark Dewey (Aug 24)
    • Eric Gunderson (Apr 11)
    • Paul McClellan (Sep 2)
    • Rafael Novoa (Jul 31) [10]


1990 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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1BWill Clark154600177.2951995

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Gary Carter9224462.254927


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Rick Rodriguez30008.102
Greg Booker200013.500

Award winners

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League Duane Espy
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Bill Evers
A San Jose Giants California League Tom Spencer
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Jack Mull
A-Short Season Everett Giants Northwest League Deron McCue

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Shreveport[11]


  1. Willie McGee at Baseball Reference
  2. Gary Carter at Baseball Reference
  3. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1990&t=SFN
  4. Greg Booker at Baseball Reference
  5. https://www.baseball-reference.com/l/leachri01.shtml
  6. Ernie Camacho at Baseball Reference
  7. Rick Rodriguez at Baseball Reference
  8. Atlee Hammaker at Baseball Reference
  9. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/faneyri01.shtml?redir
  10. http://www.thebaseballcube.com/statistics/1990/25.shtml
  11. 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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