1958 San Francisco Giants season

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1958 San Francisco Giants
1st Season in San Francisco
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Chub Feeney
Manager(s) Bill Rigney
Local television KTVU
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons)
Local radio KSFO
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons)
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The 1958 San Francisco Giants season was the franchise's inaugural season in San Francisco, California and 76th season overall. The Giants' home ballpark was Seals Stadium. The team had a record of 80–74 team finishing in third place in the National League standings, twelve games behind the NL Champion Milwaukee Braves.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 48–29 44–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 0.545 8 49–28 35–42
San Francisco Giants 80 74 0.519 12 44–33 36–41
Cincinnati Redlegs 76 78 0.494 16 40–37 36–41
Chicago Cubs 72 82 0.468 20 35–42 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 20 39–38 33–44
Los Angeles Dodgers 71 83 0.461 21 39–38 32–45
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 0.448 23 35–42 34–43

Record vs. opponents

1958 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LAD MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 10–12 11–11 10–12 13–9 9–13 12–10 7–15
Cincinnati 12–10 11–11 5–17 15–7 10–12 11–11 12–10
Los Angeles 11–11 11–11 14–8 10–12 8–14 6–16 11–11
Milwaukee 12–10 17–5 8–14 13–9 11–11 16–6 15–7
Philadelphia 9–13 7–15 12–10 9–13 12–10 8–14 12–10
Pittsburgh 13–9 12–10 14–8 11–11 10–12 12–10 12–10
San Francisco 10–12 11–11 16–6 6–16 14–8 10–12 13–9
St. Louis 15–7 10–12 11–11 7–15 10–12 10–12 9–13


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1958 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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
1B Cepeda, OrlandoOrlando Cepeda 148 603 188 .312 25 96
3B Davenport, JimJim Davenport 134 434 111 .256 12 41
CF Mays, WillieWillie Mays 152 600 208 .347 29 96
RF Kirkland, WillieWillie Kirkland 122 418 108 .258 14 56

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
Speake, BobBob Speake 66 71 15 .211 3 10
King, JimJim King 34 56 12 .214 2 8
Taussig, DonDon Taussig 39 50 10 .200 1 4
Testa, NickNick Testa 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli 41 241.2 16 13 3.28 143
Gómez, RubénRubén Gómez 42 207.2 10 12 4.38 112
Fitzgerald, JohnJohn Fitzgerald 1 3 0 0 3.00 3

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Monzant, RamónRamón Monzant 43 150.2 8 11 4.72 93
Barclay, CurtCurt Barclay 6 16 0 1 2.81 6

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Crone, RayRay Crone 14 1 2 0 6.75 7
Constable, JimJim Constable 9 1 0 1 5.63 4
Burnside, PetePete Burnside 6 0 0 0 6.75 4

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Red Davis
AA Corpus Christi Giants Texas League Ray Murray
A Springfield Giants Eastern League Andy Gilbert
B Danville Leafs Carolina League Bobby Hofman
C Fresno Giants California League Mike McCormick
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Richie Klaus
D Panama City Fliers Alabama-Florida League Bill Brightwell, Charles Clark,
Joe Tipton and Charley Grant
D Michigan City White Caps Midwest League Buddy Kerr
D Hastings Giants Nebraska State League Leo Schrall
D Artesia Giants Sophomore League Jodie Phipps

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Phoenix, Corpus Christi, Fresno[15]

Notes

References