1996 San Francisco Giants season

1996 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Peter Magowan
General manager(s) Bob Quinn
Manager(s) Dusty Baker
Local television KTVU
(Ted Robinson, Mike Krukow, Lon Simmons)
SportsChannel Pacific
(Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Lon Simmons)
Local radio KNBR
(Ted Robinson, Hank Greenwald, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper)
SP Radio
(Julio Gonzalez,Rene De La Rosa, Amaury Pi-Gonzalez)
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The 1996 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 114th season in Major League Baseball, their 39th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 37th at 3Com Park at Candlestick Point. The team finished in fourth place in the National League West with a 68-94 record, 23 games behind the San Diego Padres.


Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Diego Padres 9171 0.562 45–36 46–35
Los Angeles Dodgers 9072 0.556 1 47–34 43–38
Colorado Rockies 8379 0.512 8 55–26 28–53
San Francisco Giants 6894 0.420 23 38–44 30–50

Record vs. opponents

1996 National League Records

Atlanta 7–57–55–76–76–65–710–37–69–49–39–47–59–4
Chicago 5–75–85–76–65–88–56–67–57–64–96–67–55–8
Cincinnati 5–78–57–63–97–64–83–96–610–25–89–39–45–8
Colorado 7–57–56–75–88–56–73–97–56–67–58–55–88–4
Florida 7–66–69–38–57–56–75–87–66–75–73–95–76–6
Houston 6–68–56–75–85–76–64–98–410–28–56–68–42–11
Los Angeles 7–55–88–47–67–66–69–38–47–66–65–87–68–4
Montreal 3–106–69–39–38–59–43–97–66–77–54–89–48–4
New York 6–75–76–65–76–74–84–86–77–68–53–106–65–7
Philadelphia 4-96–72–106–67–62–106–77–66–77–54–86–64–8
Pittsburgh 3–99–48–55–77–55–86–65–75–85–74–98–43–10
San Diego 4–96–63–95–89–36–68–58–410–38–49–411–24–8
San Francisco 5–75–74–98–57–54–86–74–96–66–64–82–117–6
St. Louis 4–98–58–54–86–611-24–84–87–58–410–38–46–7

Game log

1996 Game Log: 68–94 (Home: 38–44; Away: 30–50)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Giants team member

Detailed records

Notable transactions

Lou Seal

Lou Seal is the official mascot of the San Francisco Giants. "Born" on July 25, 1996, Luigi Francisco Seal has been a regular part of the Giants baseball home games and events around San Francisco, and the United States. The name is a play on the name "Lucille." Todd Schwenk, an Oakland Athletics Fan, named the mascot in a KNBR Sports Radio phone-in contest. Schwenk named Lou for the Seals always hanging out on the wharfs at Fisherman's Wharf. It also refers to the San Francisco Seals, the baseball club which was a mainstay of the Pacific Coast League from 1903 until 1957.


1996 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

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


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

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League Ron Wotus
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Frank Cacciatore
A San Jose Giants California League Carlos Lezcano
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Glenn Tufts
A-Short Season Bellingham Giants Northwest League Ozzie Virgil, Sr., and Shane Turner



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