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1986 San Francisco Giants season

1986 San Francisco Giants
Major league affiliations
1986 information
Owner(s) Bob Lurie
General manager(s) Al Rosen
Manager(s) Roger Craig
Local television KTVU
(Hank Greenwald, Gary Park)
(Joe Morgan, Phil Stone)
Local radio KNBR
(Hank Greenwald, Phil Stone)
(Tito Fuentes, Edgard Martinez)
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Regular season

  • April 8, 1986: In his first major league at bat, Will Clark debuted with a home run— in his first at-bat and on his first swing off of future Hall of Fame member Nolan Ryan.[8] Clark became the 11th player in history to hit a home run on his first swing in the Major Leagues.
  • August 5, 1986: Steve Carlton struck out Eric Davis for the 4000th strikeout of his career.[9]
  • September 21, 1986: Robby Thompson went 5 for 5 in a game versus the Atlanta Braves.

On August 20, 1986, Phillies pitcher Don Carman took a perfect game into the ninth inning against the Giants at Candlestick Park. Giants catcher Bob Brenly hit a long drive into the gap in left-center field. Phillies center fielder Milt Thompson was positioned to make a running catch but the ball hit the base of his glove and was ruled a hit.[10]Brenly was credited with a double. Carman lost the perfect game but the Phillies won in ten innings.[11]

Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 96 66 -- .593
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 10.0 .531
San Francisco Giants 83 79 13.0 .512
San Diego Padres 74 88 22.0 .457
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 23.0 .451
Atlanta Braves 72 89 23.5 .447

Notable transactions

  • June 2, 1986: 1986 Major League Baseball Draft
    • Matt Williams was drafted by the Giants in the 1st round (3rd pick).[13]
    • Kirt Manwaring was drafted by the Giants in the 2nd round. Player signed June 4, 1986.[14]
    • Jim Pena was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 16th round. [15]
  • July 4, 1986: Steve Carlton was signed as a free agent by the Giants.[16]
  • August 7, 1986: Steve Carlton was released by the Giants.[16]

Major League debuts

  • Batters:
    • Mike Aldrete (May 28)
    • Will Clark (Apr 8)
    • Randy Kutcher (Jun 19)
    • Phil Ouellette (Sep 10)
    • Robby Thompson (Apr 8)
  • Pitchers:
    • Randy Bockus (Sep 10)
    • Kelly Downs (Jul 29)
    • Chuck Hensley (May 10)
    • Terry Mulholland (Jun 8) [17]


1986 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
C Brenly, BobBob Brenly 149 472 116 .246 16 62
1B Clark, WillWill Clark 111 408 117 .287 11 41
2B Thompson, RobbyRobby Thompson 149 549 149 .271 7 47
3B Brown, ChrisChris Brown 116 416 132 .317 7 49
SS Uribe, JoséJosé Uribe 157 453 101 .223 3 43
LF Leonard, JeffreyJeffrey Leonard 89 341 95 .279 6 42
CF Gladden, DanDan Gladden 102 351 97 .276 4 29
RF Davis, ChiliChili Davis 153 526 146 .278 13 70

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Maldonado, CandyCandy Maldonado 133 405 102 .252 18 85
Melvin, BobBob Melvin 89 268 60 .224 5 25
Ouellette, PhilPhil Ouellette 10 23 4 .174 0 0
Jones, ChrisChris Jones 3 1 0 .000 0 0


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Krukow, MikeMike Krukow 34 245 20 9 3.05 178
Blue, VidaVida Blue 28 156.2 10 10 3.27 100
Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton 6 30 1 3 5.10 18

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Garrelts, ScottScott Garrelts 53 173.2 13 9 3.11 125

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Williams, FrankFrank Williams 36 3 1 1 1.20 33
Laskey, BillBill Laskey 20 1 1 1 4.28 8

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

  • Chris Brown, Outfield, Reserve

Farm system

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


External links

  • 1986 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1986 San Francisco Giants team page at Baseball Almanac
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