1994 San Francisco Giants season

1994 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Other 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, Duane Kuiper)
Local radio KNBR
(Ted Robinson, Hank Greenwald, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper)
SP Radio
(Julio Gonzalez, Rene De La Rosa)
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The 1994 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 112th season in Major League Baseball, their 37th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 35th at Candlestick Park. After winning 103 games in 1993, the Giants record dropped to 55-60 in a strike-shortened season. This was also the season in which Matt Williams hit a career high 43 home runs through 115 games by the time the strike hit, on pace to finish with 61; had the season continued, Williams may have had a chance to break Roger Maris's then-single season record of 61 home runs set in 1961.


  • November 21, 1993: Mark Portugal signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[1]
  • December 20, 1993: Rex Hudler was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[2]
  • March 22, 1994: Rex Hudler was released by the San Francisco Giants.[2]

Regular season

By Friday, August 12, the Giants had compiled a 55-60 record through 115 games. They had scored 504 runs (4.38 per game) and allowed 500 runs (4.35 per game).[3]

The Giants were struggling offensively prior to the Strike, at 28th in batting average (.249), doubles (159) and overall hits (963).[4]

Their pitchers also struggled, combining to finish 28th in complete games, with just 2.[4]

Notable transactions

  • June 19, 1994: Darryl Strawberry signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.
  • June 29, 1994: Kent Bottenfield was signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.[5]
  • September 14, 1994: Yorvit Torrealba was signed by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent.[6]

Draft Picks

= Future All Star

The following were notable Giants draft picks from the MLB Amateur Draft held on June 2, 1994.

Round Pick Player Nationality Status
122Dante Powell [7] United StatesPlayer signed July 13, 1994.
5Bobby Howry [8] United StatesPlayer signed June 4, 1994.
9Keith Foulke [9] United StatesPlayer signed June 3, 1994.
20J. D. Drew [10] United StatesDid not sign.

Opening Day Starters

  • Todd Benzinger
  • Barry Bonds
  • John Burkett
  • Royce Clayton
  • Darren Lewis
  • Kirt Manwaring
  • Willie McGee
  • Robby Thompson
  • Matt Williams[11]

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 5856 0.509 33–22 25–34
San Francisco Giants 5560 0.478 29–31 26–29
Colorado Rockies 5364 0.453 25–32 28–32
San Diego Padres 4770 0.402 12½ 26–31 21–39

Division leaders W L Pct.
Montreal Expos 7440 0.649
Cincinnati Reds 6648 0.579
Los Angeles Dodgers 5856 0.509
Wild card team W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves68460.597
Houston Astros66490.574212
New York Mets55580.4871212
San Francisco Giants55600.4781312
Philadelphia Phillies54610.4701412
St. Louis Cardinals53610.46515
Pittsburgh Pirates53610.46515
Colorado Rockies53640.4531612
Florida Marlins51640.4441712
Chicago Cubs49640.4341812
San Diego Padres47700.4022212

Record vs. opponents

1994 National League Records

Atlanta 4–25–58–28–43–36–04–55–46–33–96–15–15–7
Chicago 2–45–76–64–54–83–32–41–41–65–56–35–45–5
Cincinnati 5–57–54–47–54–63–64–22–44–29–38–27–22–2–1
Colorado 2–86–64–43–95–54–64–25–12–42–35–53–78–4
Florida 4–85–45–79–32–43–32–76–44–61–65–12–43–7
Houston 3–38–46–45–54–21–82–43–35–18–45–58–28–4
Los Angeles 0–63–36–36–43–38–13–96–67–53–36–45–52–4
Montreal 5–44–22–42–47–24–29–34–35–48–212–05–77–3
New York 4–54–14–21–54–63–36–63–44–64–56–66–66–3
Philadelphia 3-66–12–44–26–41–55–74–56–45–44–84–84–3
Pittsburgh 9–35–53–93–26–14–83–32–85–44–53–31–55–5
San Diego 1–63–62–85–51–55–54–60–126–68–43–35–24–2
San Francisco 1–54–52–77–34–22–85–57–56–68–45–12–52–4
St. Louis 7–55–52–2–14–87–34–84–23–73–63–45–52–44–2


1994 San Francisco Giants
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats

= Indicates team leader


Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Kirt Manwaring9731679129.250
Todd Benzinger10732887931.265
John Patterson8524057332.238
Matt Williams1124451194396.267
Royce Clayton10838591330.236
Barry Bonds1123911223781.312
Darren Lewis114451116429.257
Willie McGee4515644523.282


Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dave Martinez9723558427.247
Robby Thompson351292727.209
Jeff Reed501031817.175
Steve Scarsone5210328213.272
Mark Carreon5110027320.270
Darryl Strawberry299222417.239
Mike Benjamin38621619.258


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

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 Lumber Kings Midwest League Jack Mull
A-Short Season Everett Giants Northwest League Mike Hart
Rookie AZL Giants Arizona League Alan Bannister



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