San Francisco Giants Players: 1958 to the Present


CATCHERS

1958-1960
Bob Schmidt
One of five rookies to start on SF's first Giants team

1959-1961
Hobie Landrith
Career backup had fine K-W ratio in '59 campaign

1961-1963
Ed Bailey
50 homers in 900 at-bats over 3 seasons with Giants

1962-1967
Tom Haller
Was SF's most durable, and best until Posey came along 

1968-1971
Dick Dietz
100-RBI season followed by injuries, strike militancy

1972-1976
Dave Rader
Compare and contrast his tenure with Kirt Manwaring's

1977-1979
Marc Hill
Split time with defensive whiz Mike Sadek

1980-1982
Milt May
Same basic model as Kennedy, Wilkins, Mayne, Pierzynski

1983-1988
Bob Brenly
Wanted  '93 manager's job that went to Dusty Baker

1988
Bob Melvin
Didn't hit, but did go on to a fine managerial career

1989-1990
Terry Kennedy
"Poor man's Ted Simmons" contributed to '89 pennant

1991
Steve Decker
One of the great "can't-miss" rookie misses of all time

1991-1996
Kirt Manwaring
His steady play settled things down when Decker flamed out

1996-1997
Rick Wilkins
For half a season, he sure looked like the real deal

1997
Damon Berryhill
Veteran gained more playing time as Giants juggled catchers

1997-1998
Brian Johnson
His homer in the 12th to beat LA will always be remembered

1998-1999
Brent Mayne
Hit over .300 in '99 and Giants sensibly let him walk in '00

1999-2000
Doug Mirabelli
Not really sure Giants gave him enough of a chance

2000
Bobby Estalella
Hit well in April, tanked afterward, but Giants won anyway

2001-2003
Benito Santiago
2002 NLCS MVP revived his career and reputation in SF

2002-2004
Yorvit Torrealba
Has gone on to play well for several other teams

2004
A.J. Pierzynski
One of Giants' worst trades brought him in for one year

2005-2006
Mike Matheny
Sadly, serious concussion prematurely ended his fine career

2006
Eliezier Alfonso
Minor-league callup did about as well as could be expected

2007- 2010
Bengie Molina
Had a tremendous season at bat and behind plate in '08

2010-
Buster Posey
ROY in 2010, MVP in 2012, three rings? He's the best, baby




FIRST BASEMEN

1958-1964 
Orlando Cepeda
“Cha-Cha” had to be traded due to McCovey and injuries

1965-1973
Willie McCovey  
“Stretch” may be greatest first baseman in NL history

1972-1974
Dave Kingman
Jints fiddled around with this guy, then sold him for money

1975-1976
Willie Montanez
Good glove man, modest hitter briefly stabilized position

1976
Darrell Evans
Truly amazing player could have started at 6 positions

1977-1980
Willie McCovey
His '77 comeback was one of baseball's bright moments

1978-1980
Mike Ivie
What might he have accomplished minus his emotional issues?

1980
Rich Murray
Eddie's older brother was deer-in-headlights rookie

1981
Enos Cabell
Bill James said, “This guy doesn't actually do anything”

1982
Reggie Smith
Well-traveled vet had one good season left at end of career

1983
Darrell Evans
Letting him walk in '84 certainly hastened Haller's demise

1983
Dave Bergman
One of several ex-Giants on '84 Tigers' championship roster

1984
Al Oliver
Couldn't play the field any more, but he still could hit

1984
Scott Thompson
Can't say we remember much about this fellow

1985
David Green
As 22-year-old, looked great; as 26-year-old, not so much

1986-1993
Will Clark
“The Thrill” arrived with a bang and turned everything around

1994
Todd Benzinger
What made them think this career backup could replace Will?

1995
J.R. Phillips
Every 'phenom' SF first baseman must confront his anti-legacy

1995-1996
Mark Carreon
One of the many 'PMLVs' that Brian Sabean came to love

1996
David McCarty
Stanford alum came in trade and did his best work elsewhere

1997-2005
J.T. Snow
Wes Parker and Vic Power had nothing on the 'Jater'

2001, 2003
Andres Galarraga
Boosted team morale (and JT's career) with solid '01 season

2005-2006
Lance Niekro
Before long, once-jaded fans were clamoring for Snow's return

2006
Shea Hillenbrand
'Hillabeans' another trade-deadline pickup who failed to stick

2007
Ryan Klesko
Actually did very well in platoon setup, but team sure sucked

2007
Dan Ortmeier
Saw him belt one out of PNC Park in August of that year

2008
Rich Aurilia
The prodigal Giant returned and platooned with John Bowker

2008-2010
Travis Ishikawa
Stuck around long enough to get a Series ring in 2010

2010-2011
Aubrey Huff
Was team MVP and lineup catalyst in championship season

2012-
Brandon Belt
Broke out in 2012 with bat and glove, and has two rings




SECOND BASEMEN

1958
Danny O'Connell
Led three-way tag-team with Spencer, Bressoud

1959
Daryl Spencer
Began 'tradition' of revolving-door SF second-base starters

1960
Don Blasingame
Went to Reds in early '61 as part of Cincy's 'miracle' season

1961
Joey Amalfitano
Originally a 'bonus baby'... with the New York Giants in '54

1962-1963
Chuck Hiller
First National Leaguer to hit a grand slam in World Series

1964-1965
Hal Lanier  
Eventually they realized he had the glove, range for short

1965-1974
Tito Fuentes  
Lost starting job to Hunt, stuck around and got it back

1968-1970
Ron Hunt
OBP-mad tough guy actually tried to get hit by the pitch

1975-1976
Derrell Thomas  
Colorful character played every position on field

1976
Marty Perez
Many were called and many were chosen... briefly

1977
Rob Andrews  
Hard to distinguish these mid-'70s guys from each other

1978-1979
Bill Madlock  
Altobelli boldly moved him to second so Evans could start

1979-1980
Joe Strain  
Fan favorite filled in for Mad-Dog's frequent injuries

1980
Rennie Stennett  
Did Giants grab him just because he went 7-for-7 once?

1981-1982
Joe Morgan  
At  40, still had enough in tank to lead a pennant charge

1982-1984
Duane Kuiper
Ended on a high note in SF and became beloved broadcaster

1984-1985
Manny Trillo
He came to SF while Morgan went to Philly; guess who won?

1986-1996
Robbie Thompson
Made the jump from AA and was invaluable for a decade

1994-1995
John Patterson
Handed the job and promptly handed it right back

1995-1996
Steve Scarsone
Career backup forced into starting role: that's our Giants

1996
Bill Mueller
Saved position with half a season of fine play as rookie

1997-2002
Jeff Kent
Drove in over 100 runs every year and was 2000 MVP

2003-2007
Ray Durham  
His first and last years were his best in SF

2008
Eugenio Velez
They tried him at second, they tried him in center....

2009-2010
Juan Uribe
Giants' "Mr Fixit" played well at all infield positions

2009-2011
Freddy Sanchez
Former batting champ got the job done-- when healthy

2012- 2013
Marco Scutaro
Took over at midseason for Ryan Theriot, was NLCS MVP

2014-
Joe Panik
Rookie took over and was All-Star a year later 




THIRD BASEMEN

1958-1969 
Jimmy Davenport  
"Old Reliable" played 14 years, later coached and managed club

1964-1969
Jim Ray Hart  
From '64 to '68 he was one of NL's great hitters

1970-1972
Al Gallagher
"Dirty Al" was fan fave, started on '71 West champs

1972-1973
Dave Kingman  
Yes, the record shows they actually attempted this

1973-1974
Ed Goodson
Oh, that revolving-door Giants infield of the seventies...

1974-1975
Steve Ontiveros  
On-base machine evidently didn't impress  management

1976
Ken Reitz  
What in the world possessed them to trade for this guy?

1977
Bill Madlock  
Won a batting title in Wrigley; not so at  'Stick

1978-1983
Darrell Evans  
Bill James calls him the most underrated player of all time

1983
Tom O'Malley  
Moved Evans off third until they realized he couldn't hit

1984
Joel Youngblood  
Gamer did the best he could playing  'way out of position

1985-1987
Chris Brown
Great rookie year melted away amid 'malingering' rumors

1987-1988
Kevin Mitchell  
Arrived at midseason '87 and energized the ballclub

1989-1996
Matt Williams  
Baseball's best third baseman for several years after Schmidt

1997
Mark Lewis  
Sat on the bench as Bill Mueller's career took off

1997-2000
Bill Mueller  
Hit .330 as rookie in '96, replaced Matt in '97, held his own

2001-2007
Pedro Feliz  
Longtime utilityman won starting 3B job in 2004

2001
Russ Davis  
Team acknowledged mistake by releasing him mid-season

2002
David Bell  
Had one good year, then signed outsized contract in Philly

2003-2005
Edgardo Alfonso  
One-time 'Giant Killer' simply stopped hitting in 2004

2007
Rich Aurilia  
Retired as beloved fan favorite who gave it all

2008-2014 
Pablo Sandoval  
'Kung Fu Panda' matched Babe Ruth in 2012 Series

2015
Casey McGehee
14 GIDP in two months earns you the "DFA" tag

2015-2016
Matt Duffy
Breakout season followed by injury and painful trade

2016-
Eduardo Nunez
Brings decent bat, glove, and baserunning skills




SHORTSTOPS

1958
Daryl Spencer
One year at second, one year at short

1959-1960
Eddie Bressoud
220 games with 701 ABs; that's a lot of pinch-hitters

1961-1964
Jose Pagan
Finished 11th in MVP voting in 1962 pennant season

1965
Dick Schofield  
His namesake son had solid career as same type of player

1966
Tito Fuentes
One of baseball's all-time 'hot dog' characters

1966-1970
Hal Lanier  
A great fielder and one of the worst hitters ever

1971-1976
Chris Speier  
Rookie of the Year came back to Giants 12 years later

1977
Tim Foli  
Arrived in pointless "challenge" trade with Expos

1978-1984
Johnnie LeMaster
Stenciled "BOO" on his jersey to answer 'Frisco fans

1978
Roger Metzger
Power-saw mishap ensured we'd be stuck with LeMaster

1985-1992
Jose  Uribe
"OOO!" came the call; "REEBAY!" the response

1991-1995
Royce Clayton
One-time top prospect brought three pitchers in trade

1996
Shawon Dunston  
Hung on for years as utilityman; homered in Game 7 2002

1997
Jose Vizcaino
Throw-in on Kent-Williams trade was solid for one year

1998-2003
Rich Aurilia
Capped tenure with one of greatest  SS seasons ever in 2001

2003-2004
Neifi Perez  
Hard to believe anyone thought he would hit enough

2004
Deivi Cruz  
Midseason pickup hit well and did his best in field

2005-2008
Omar Vizquel
A steady hand guided Giants through four lean years

2009-2010
Edgar Renteria
Won second  Series MVP with championship-clinching HR

2009-2010
Juan Uribe
Belted a mighty home run in Game One of 2010 World Series

2011
Miguel Tejada
Replaced by  Orlando Cabrera and cut before season's end

2012-
Brandon Crawford
Gold Glove in the field, power at the plate




LEFT FIELDERS

1958
Hank Sauer
1952 NL MVP finished his long career at Seals Stadium

1958-1959
Leon Wagner
"Daddy Wags" went on to star with early LA Angels

1959
Jackie Brandt
Replaced slumping Wagner, then brought O'Dell in trade

1960
Felipe Alou
Giants really tried to start him, Cepeda, and McCovey at same time

1961-1964
Harvey Kuenn
Former batting champ also split time with Cepeda and Mac

1962-1964
Willie McCovey
Breakout 44-homer season in '63 led to injuries later

1964-1965
Matty Alou  
Traded to Pirates, where he promptly won the batting title

1965-1966
Len Gabrielson  
Just one of many who passed through these portals

1965-1966
Cap Peterson  
Traded for Mike McCormick, who won 22 games

1966-1968
Jesus Alou  
Club let him go in the expansion draft and Expos got him

1969-1970
Jim Ray Hart  
If only he'd managed to stay sober and healthy...

1969-1972
Ken Henderson  
Willie's long-time backup briefly landed starting job

1973-1976
Gary Matthews  
With Maddox and Bonds, formed the 'Gazelles' outfield

1977
Gary Thomasson  
Career backup proved he wasn't everyday starter
 
1977
Darrell Evans  
Man, they moved this guy all over the place for awhile

1978-1980
Terry Whitfield  
Later went on to star in the Japanese league

1979-1981
Larry Herndon  
Started out in center, moved to left for his own protection

1981-1988
Jeffrey Leonard
The 'Hac Man' had his finest hour in 1987 NLCS

1988
Mike Aldrete  
Fan favorite 'Aldo' was better coming off the bench

1989-1991
Kevin Mitchell  
Shook the earth with his mighty MVP season in '89

1992
Mike Felder  
Did they really think he was the answer here?

1992
Chris James  
Well-traveled veteran traded ABs with Mark Leonard

1993-2007
Barry Bonds  
When all the bogosity clears, he'll stand as greatest of his time

2005
Todd Linden  
One of many Giants prospects who couldn't hit a lick

2007-2008
Fred Lewis  
Showed some power and later migrated to the AL

2009
Randy Winn
Versatile veteran moved to left in '09... and to Yankees in '10

2010-2011
Pat Burrell
Picked up for peanuts and powered SF down stretch

2011
Cody Ross
Moved over to left when outfield reshuffled

2012
Melky Cabrera
Was tearin' up the league when drug suspension hit

2012-
Gregor Blanco
Has been invaluable backup at all three OF positions

2014
Mike Morse
Slugger missed two months with injury after strong start

2015
Nori Aoki
Pint-sized leadoff man sparked the lineup until injury intervened

2016
Angel Pagan
Moving over from CF enabled him to play injury-free season




CENTER FIELDERS

1965-1971
Willie Mays
Greatest center fielder, if not greatest player, of all time

1972-1975
Garry Maddox
Willie's successor took his Gold Glove to Philadelphia

1975
Von Joshua
This space for rent-- cheap
 
1976, 1978
Larry Herndon
Good hitter, but no center fielder and no leadoff man    

1977
Derrell Thomas
Remembered for 'flyswatter' one-hand catches-- and drops 

1979-1980
Bill North
Hey, a real center fielder and a real leadoff man

1981
Jerry Martin
Came over from Royals, clouded by off-field 'problems'  

1981-1987
Chili Davis
Youth, power, speed-- exactly what the '82 team needed 

1984-1986
Dan Gladden
Hit .351 after midseason callup; traded to Twins in 1987  

1988-1990
Brett Butler
One of the best and most underrated players of his time 
  
1991-1992
Willie McGee
Did Rosen really think he was as good as Butler? 

1991-1995
Darren Lewis
Why was this admittedly great defender leading off? 

1995
Deion Sanders
Last stop in short baseball career; soon signed with Cowboys  

1996-2001
Marvin Benard
A valuable bench player miscast as an everyday starter
  
1997-1998
Darryl Hamilton
Gave the '97 squad some much-needed juice at top of lineup

1999
F.P. Santangelo
Well-traveled veteran played better than starter Benard
   
2000-2001
Calvin Murray
Career minor-leaguer gave ample proof why that was so   

2002
Tsuyoshi Shinjo
Dusty! What are you doing, batting this man leadoff!
  
2002
Kenny Lofton
His arrival coincided with 2002 stretch drive-- and Series
  
2003-2005
Marquis Grissom
Proved the skeptics wrong with an outstanding year in '03
    
2005-2006
Randy Winn  
Arrived in mid-season '05 and delivered five good campaigns

2007
Dave Roberts
Another veteran signed a year or two too late
   
2007
Rajai Davis
For about six weeks, he was Giants' most exciting player
  
2008-2011
Aaron Rowand
A solid, popular, and selfless teammate, but hardly a star  

2010-2011
Andres Torres
Career minor-leaguer had dream season in 2010

2012-2015
Angel Pagan
Great 2012 followed by three injury-plagued seasons

2016
Denard Span
Free agent had up-and-down season but outstanding NLDS




RIGHT FIELDERS

1958-1960
Willie Kirkland
With Felipe ready, Giants traded him for Harvey Kuenn

1961-1963
Felipe Alou
Had his best seasons with Braves after trade for Bob Shaw

1964-1966
Jesus Alou
That neck-stretching routine at plate was mighty strange

1966-1968
Ollie Brown  
"Downtown Ollie" didn't "get down" often enough

1968-1974
Bobby  Bonds
Game's first 40-40 man, 15 years before Canseco
 
1975-1976
Bobby Murcer
One-time heir to Mantle couldn't follow Bobby Bonds

1977-1984
Jack Clark  
It's between he and Bonds senior for SF's best at this position
  
1984-1986
Chili Davis
Team's best player during some awfully lean years
  
1987-1989
Candy Maldonado
Everything changed when he misjudged Pena's blooper

1989
Donell Nixon
Dropped a fly ball in '89 NLCS and vanished from sight

1989
Pat Sheridan
This shows you how desperate they were for a RF
  
1990-1991
Kevin Bass
Class act simply couldn't come back from knee surgery

1990
Rick Leach  
Team went into a tailspin when he was suspended

1990
Mike Kingery  
With Rick Parker, attempted to plug the RF hole

1991-1993
Willie McGee
1993 season rivaled his MVP years with Cards

1992
Cory Snyder
"Minister Without Portfolio" was '92's unsung hero

1994
Darryl Strawberry
Giants gave him a chance; strike ruined it

1995-1997
Glenallen Hill
"He shatters the ozone with all of his might..." 

1996-1999
Stan Javier
Only one good season, 1997, in four-year SF stint

1998-2000
Ellis Burks
One of the best pure hitters in the game when healthy   

1999-2001
Armando Rios  
Giants traded him with Vogelsong and got Jason Schmidt

2001
John VanderWal
Rent-a-player was throw-in on Schmidt-Vogelsong deal

2002
Reggie Sanders
Many unfairly blamed him for 2002 Series loss  

2003
Jose Cruz jnr
Dropped a fly ball in '03 NLDS and vanished from sight 
   
2004
Michael Tucker
Split time with Dustan Mohr, occasionally hit one out  

2005-2006
Moises Alou  
Felipe's son was terrific hitter-- when he was off  the DL 

2007-2008
Randy Winn
Played all three outfield positions with aplomb

2009-2012
Nate Schierholz
Played well in 2010 splitting time with Cody Ross
    
2010
John Bowker
Opening Day starter was traded in late July

2011
Carlos Beltran
Trade-deadline pickup outstanding in brief SF stint 

2012-
Hunter Pence
'Mr Intensity' broke out in 2013, inked long-term deal  





STARTING PITCHERS

1958-1960
Johnny Antonelli
New York Giants ace won 35 games in San Francisco

1958
Ruben Gomez
Brought Jack Sanford in trade after lackluster '58 season

1958-1962
Mike McCormick
Former 'bonus baby' started 28 games in '58 at age 19

1959-1961
Sam Jones
'Toothpick Sam' had his greatest season in 1959

1959-1965
Jack Sanford  
The ace of the staff that nearly beat Yankees in '62

1960-1964
Billy O'Dell
Started 39, completed 20, and won 19 in 1962

1960-1961
Billy Loes
Came over with O'Dell in trade but didn't do much

1960-1973
Juan Marichal
'Dominican Dandy' won 20 six times, reached Hall in '83 

1962-1964
Billy Pierce
Former White Sox ace won 200th game in fine '62 stint

1963
Jack Fisher
Better remembered for losing 56 games in 3 years with Mets

1963-1969
Bob Bolin  
In the “3-M” days, Giants depended on the 'swingmen'

1963-1971 
Gaylord Perry
Won 21 in '66, was traded in '72, went on to win over 300

1964
Bob Hendley
Promising career tanked after trades to Cubs and Mets

1965
Bob Shaw  
Won 16 games in '65 after they traded Felipe to get him 

1966-1969
Ray Sadecki  
Fairly or unfairly, the Cepeda trade lives on in SF infamy

1966-1968
Joe Gibbon
And, though less infamously, so does the Matty Alou trade

1967-1969
Mike McCormick  
Cy Young '67 season one of the great surprises of all time

1970-1974 
Ron Bryant  
Won 24 in '73, then drank himself out of the league

1971
John Cumberland
Last seen getting shelled by Pirates in 1971 NLCS

1972
Sam McDowell
'Sudden Sam' turned out to be worth much less than Perry
  
1972-1978
Jim Barr  
We consider this battler Giants' best pitcher of the decade 

1974-1976 
Mike Caldwell
Trivia question: for whom was Willie McCovey traded?

1974-1976
John D'Acquisto
Fireballer had one good year followed by disappointments  

1975
Pete Falcone
Rookie southpaw won 12, was traded, got injured 

1975-1979
Ed Halicki  
6-7 righty pitched a no-hitter and worked his butt off

1975-1980
John Montefusco
“The Count” was toast of the town for too-brief time
1977-1980
Bob Knepper
Is there any doubt Giants gave up on him 'way too soon?

1978-1981
Vida Blue  
Spec Richardson swapped seven nobodies to get this ace

1979-1982
Ed Whitson
For some reason, he took much heat for team's poor play
  
1981
Doyle Alexander  
One good season; like Whitson, later pitched for Yankees

1981-1984
Bill Laskey
Abrupt career end may have been result of overwork

1982
Rich Gale
As Bill James once said, "Well, he sure looks like a pitcher..."

1982-1983
Renie Martin
Had decent season in '83, then brought Kelly Downs in trade

1982-1989
Atlee Hammaker
Fred Lynn, Jim Lindeman, and Jose Oquendo come to mind

1982-1983
Fred Breining
Was one of '82 stretch-drive team's unsung heroes

1983-1988
Mike Krukow
Forget Chicago; “Kruke” was and is a true Giant at heart!

1984-1987
Mark Davis
Fetched Dravecky in trade, and much later won a Cy Young 

1985
Dave LaPoint
Alleged ringleader of 100-loss  “country club” locker room  

1985-1986
Vida Blue
Could still bring it at 38 when he failed drug test for 420 

1986-1987
Roger Mason
"He winds... the pitch... high and outside, ball four"

1986-1991
Mike LaCoss
Epitomized the Roger Craig Giants' “Hummm-Baby” style 

1986-1990
Scott Garrelts
One-time closer succeeded as starter before arm gave out

1986-1991
Kelly Downs
Team's best pitching prospect of period couldn't stay healthy

1987-1989
Dave Dravecky
King of the slider, ace of the '87 team, and a true-life hero

1987-1990
Rick Reuschel
'Big Daddy' won 19 in 1988 and NLCS clincher in 1989

1988-1991
Don Robinson
'Caveman' contributed as starter, reliever-- and hitter

1988-1989
Terry Mulholland
Fine rookie season enough to bring Bedrosian in '89 trade

1990-1994
John Burkett
Won 22 in 1993 and went on to long career elsewhere

1990-1994
Trevor Wilson
Was just emerging as a top starter when his arm fell off

1991-1994
Bud Black
Too bad Giants didn't have him, say, a decade earlier 

1992-1994
Bill Swift
The brittle sinkerballer was NL's best pitcher in '93 

1992-1994
Bryan Hickerson
Young lefty thrown into the middle of the '93 pennant race

1993-1995
Salomon Torres
Everyone blames him for losing that season finale: a bum rap 

1994-1995
Mark Portugal
The “Giant-Killer” evidently left his “A” game in Houston 

1994-1997
William VanLandingham
Fine rookie season followed by a slow but steady decline 

1995-1996
Mark Leiter
Mediocre 'ace' of 1995 staff also brought Kirk Rueter in trade 

1995
Terry Mulholland
Briefly 'quit' midway through train-wreck of a season

1996
Allen Watson
It wasn't a complete disaster-- he brought J.T. Snow in trade 

1996-1999
Osvaldo Fernandez
Expatriate Cuban was extremely-poor man's “El Duque Hernandez”

1996-2001
Mark Gardner
From unemployment line to team's most reliable starter  

1996-2001
Shawn Estes
Won 19 in '97 and never had as good a season again

1996-2005
Kirk Rueter
The 'anti-Estes' gave Giants nine straight solid seasons

1997
Wilson Alvarez
Trade-deadline pickup helped carry  '97 team to finish line

1997
Terry Mulholland
His last hurrah in SF was one magnificent pennant-race start 

1997
Pat Rapp
Didn't seem to us that Giants ever really believed in him

1997-1998
Danny Darwin
The ageless one brought versatility and toughness to staff 

1998
Orel Hershiser
One of our favorites finally put on a proper uniform

1998-2002
Russ Ortiz  
'99 season presaged his 2003 Cy Young campaign in Atlanta

1999
Joe Nathan
One that got away; Giants traded him for Pierzynski

1999
Chris Brock
Couldn't hack it as fifth starter; occasioned trade for Livan

1999-2002
Livan Hernandez
Let's just remember he won 17, and a playoff game, in 2000

2001-2006
Jason Schmidt
For two seasons he was NL's most overpowering starter

2002
Ryan Jensen
Was fifth starter on club that reached the World Series

2003
Damian Moss
Won his first six decisions and was gone before August

2003
Kurt Ainsworth
Injury-prone top prospect brought Ponson in trade

2003
Jesse Foppert
Never made it back from injury despite repeated attempts

2003-2004
Jerome Williams
Still in the big leagues, if you can believe it

2003
Sidney Ponson
Given 4-0 lead in Game 2 of 2003 NLDS, he promptly blew it
  
2004-2008
Noah Lowry
Changeup artist, personal favorite, and team's best for 3 years 

2004-2005
Brett Tomko
Talented but inconsistent righty drove fans crazy

2005-2006
Brad Hennessey
Whatever happened to this guy? He could pitch a little

2005-
Matt Cain
A major-leaguer at 20, now ranks among  all-time SF greats

2006-2007
Matt Morris
Former Cardinal evidently left his best stuff under the Arch

2006-2008
Kevin Correia
Went on to start for division rival Diamondbacks 

2007-2013
Barry Zito
'Man who broke the bank at San Francisco' paid off in 2012

2007-2015
Tim Lincecum  
Team's best pitcher since Marichal: 2 Cy Youngs, 2 rings, 2 no-hitters

2008-2010
Jonathan Sanchez
2009 no-hitter was followed by 2011 oblivion

2009
Randy Johnson
The great one won his 300th game at Pacific Bell Park

2009
Brad Penny
Stretch-drive pickup revived his career in brief SF stint

2010-
Madison Bumgarner
Series star at 20, staff ace at 23, and Mr October at 25

2010
Todd Wellemeyer
Kept the chair warm for 'Bum' during April and May

2011-2015
Ryan Vogelsong
One of the all-time feel-good success stories in baseball

2014-2015
Tim Hudson
All-time great started fast, earned first ring at age 39

2014-2016
Jake Peavy
Former ace, former rival sparked postseason run  

2015-
Chris Heston
Held his own as member of a most unstable rotation

2015
Mike Leake
Midseason trade pickup didn't bring the "lift" Giants expected

2016-
Johnny Cueto
Worth every penny of big free-agent contract his first year

2016-
Jeff Samardzija
"Shark" pitched better than his many detractors predicted

2016-
Matt Moore
Lefty came over in trade; great performance in NLDS loss




RELIEVERS

1958-1962
Stu Miller
If there was a better reliever in the '60s, we haven't found him

1958-1959
Al Worthington
Later saved 85 games in 5 years for the Minnesota Twins

1961-1965
Jim Duffalo
Career high in innings pitched was 75 in 1963

1962-1964
Don Larsen
Author of '56 Series perfecto beat Yanks in '62 Classic

1963-1969
Ron Herbel
What more can be said about this legend of the game?

1965-1970
Frank Linzy
Old-style relief 'fireman' won 14 and saved 11 in 1969 
  
1964-1965
Masanori Murakami
First Japanese player ever to sign a major-league contract

1966 -1968
Lindy McDaniel
One of few relief-only specialists back in the day 

1969-1971
Rich Robertson
Pitched in 81 games, started 39 over three-year stint

1970-1973
Don McMahon
Some of the best relievers of the era put in time at  'Stick

1970-1973
Don Carrithers
Among the last of that extinct breed known as 'swingmen'

1970-1972
Jerry Johnson
Appeared in 148 games, finished 90, and saved 29

1972-1974
Elias Sosa
Launched long career in '73 with 10-4 mark plus 18 saves

1972-1981
Randy Moffitt
Billie Jean King's brother helped man one of NL's top 'pens

1974-1984
Gary Lavelle
Ranks with Nen and Beck as top SF relievers of all time 

1975-1986
Greg Minton
A quick transition from league's top closer to 'overrated bum'

1979
Lynn McGlothen
Lefthanders with a pulse remain in demand today

1979-1982
Al Holland
Phillies saw his value and tapped him for '83 pennant-winners 

1985-1988
Scott Garrelts
Hard-throwing 'closer' for team with few 'closing' opportunities

1985-1986
Mark Davis
Craig was on to something: years later won CYA as closer

1987-1988
Don Robinson
Was winning pitcher when Giants clinched the West in '87

1987-1990
Craig Lefferts
Remains one of franchise's most underrated pitchers

1989
Steve Bedrosian
"Bedrock" earned his keep with three saves in 1989 NLCS

1989-1993
Jeff Brantley
Did it all as starter and reliever, then moved to broadcast booth

1991-1993
Dave Righetti
Former Yankee great now Giants' respected pitching coach
  
1992-1994
Mike Jackson
Teamed with Beck in '93 to form great setup-closer combo

1992-1994
Dave Burba
Like Mike Morgan, it seemed he just went on forever

1992-1997
Rod Beck
The big fella gave it all and more in 47-save 1993 campaign 
  
1993
Kevin Rogers
A promising career aborted by repeated arm injuries 

1995
Shawn Barton
Some of these names you won't even remember...

1995
Chris Hook
... and some of them we would just as soon forget

1995-1996
Mark Dewey
One of the better pitchers to pass through the revolving door

1995-1996
Jose Bautista
Yellowstone Park wouldn't have been near big enough

1996
Doug Creek
Also started some games and may even have won a few

1996-1997
Rich DeLucia
Came in trade and was supposed to replace Mike Jackson
  
1996-1998
Jim Poole
Lefty relievers seem to get endless opportunities

1997-1999
Rich Rodriguez
A valuable middle-inning man in that crazy 1997 season

1997
Doug Henry
Was it he or Mark Dewey who gave bold, unpopular witness? 

1997-1999
Julian Tavarez
Eventually learned to pitch and did well in Boston

1997-2000
John Johnstone
Another promising fireballer lost to early injury 

1998
Steve Reed
Submariner mentioned along with Bradford in 'Moneyball'

1998-2002
Robb Nen
The standard by which all SF closers will be judged 

1998
Jose Mesa
"Senor Smoke" was himself torched far too often

1999-2004
Felix Rodriguez
It all comes down to Game Six of the 2002 World Series

1999-2001
Alan Embree
Became one of game's top relievers later with Red Sox

1999
Jerry Spradlin
Another one of those big ol' "brain-dead heavers"

2000-2002
Aaron Fultz
Gave up key runs in several 2002 postseason losses 

2000-2001
Miguel Del Toro
Schlitz Malt Liquor never came callin' for endorsements

2001-2003
Tim Worrell
Took over for Nen and had superb 2003 campaign 

2001-2005
Jason Christiansen
Had misfortune to participate in 2004's penultimate game

2001-2003
Chad Zerbe
It's in the record: winning pitcher, Game Five, 2002 World Series

2002
Jay Witasick
Had a few good years with the Yankees, didn't he?

2002
Manny Aybar
That one inning in 2002 NLDS was all we needed to see 

2002-2005
Scott Eyre
You can always use a solid lefty or two in the 'pen
  
2003-2004
Jim Brower
One of many who tried out as fifth starter in 2004

2003
Joe Nathan
Yes, Sabean really did trade him for A.J. Pierzynski

2003-2004
Matt Herges
Absent his 'closer' escapades, Giants might've won in 2004

2003-2004
Dustin Hermanson
Ripped club in press after leaving for White Sox

2004
Wayne Franklin
Boom!... Boom!... Out go the lights!

2004
Tyler Walker
Boom! Boom! Boom! There goes another one!

2005-2006
Armando Benitez
Glad it wasn't our money they wasted on this overrated bum

2005-2006
LaTroy Hawkins
Sadly, it was probably an even trade for Jerome Williams... then

2006-2007
Steve Kline
We recall two memorable moments, both against the Giants

2006-2008
Vinnie Chulk
Nicknamed "Choke" by fans after he blew a few leads

2007
Brad Hennessey
We saw him hit a homer at RFK Stadium in 2007

2007-2011
Brian Wilson
"Fear The Beard" became rallying cry in epic 2010 season
  
2008-2015
Jeremy Affeldt
One of several who made Giants' recent bullpen among best

2009-
Sergio Romo
Took over as closer in 2012, got last out of World Series

2010-2011
Ramon Ramirez
Rocket-armed righty traded to Mets after 2011 season

2010-2016
Javier Lopez
At his best, few left-handed relievers could match him

2010-2016
Santiago Casilla
Was excellent in 2014 and was done in 2016

2012-
George Kontos
Rookie made successful bid for postseason roster

2013-2015
Jean Machi
Deserves note for his sub-2 ERA over two seasons

2013-2015
Yusmeiro Petit
Who'll ever forget his performance in Game 2 of '14 NLDS?

2014-
Hunter Strickland
Big righty, big arm, and a habit of giving up big hits

2016-
Derek Law
Emerged as Giants' best reliever at age 23

2016-
Will Smith
Ace southpaw cost two top prospects in midseason trade





BONUS SECTION


MANAGERS

1958-1960
Bill Rigney
Took over for Leo Durocher in NY, which couldn't have been easy

1960
Tom Sheehan
Only managerial job for veteran whose career began in 1913
1961-1964
Alvin Dark
Former Giants shortstop averaged 91 wins over four years

1965-1968
Herman Franks
Old-school tough guy led Giants to 4 second-place finishes

1969-1970
Clyde King
Couldn't get along with Mays (!) so Stoneham fired him

1971-1974
Charlie Fox
"Players' manager" remembered for 1971 West title

1974-1975
Wes Westrum
Giants pedigree, if nothing else, earned him a shot  

1976
Bill Rigney
Took over for a year to help Lurie's people settle in

1977-1979
Joe Altobelli
Bled Oriole orange the way Lasorda bled Dodger blue

1979-1980
Dave Bristol
Remembered as the guy who decked John Montefusco

1981-1984
Frank Robinson
Hall-of-Famer stirred volatile emotions wherever he went

1984
Danny Ozark
Finished out Robby's last year and retired from baseball 

1985
Jim Davenport
An example of why good coaches aren't always good managers
  
1985-1992
Roger Craig
The beloved "Humm-Baby" of the "Giants Renaissance"

1993-2002
Dusty Baker
It's become chic to downplay his successful ten-year tenure

2003-2006
Felipe Alou
At the time a wise choice, but  managed a year too long

2007-
Bruce Bochy .
Three-time World Champion is on his way to Cooperstown





GENERAL MANAGERS

1958-1969
Chub Feeney
The consummate NL insider also made some awful trades

1976-1980
Spec Richardson
Don't forget it was he who conned Finley out of Vida Blue

1981-1985
Tom Haller
"Buddy system" blamed for his hiring of Davenport; loathed by press

1985-1992
Al Rosen
The first Giants GM who insisted on, and got, full control of team

1993-1996
Bob Quinn
For better or worse, it was he who groomed his successor

1997-
Brian Sabean
We'll just repeat: "He's not an idiot, he's a world champion!" 



OWNERS,  PRESIDENTS, MANAGING GENERAL PARTNERS, ETC.

1958-1975
Horace Stoneham
Regrettably served as his own GM from 1970-1975

1976-1992
Bob Lurie
Saved the Giants for the City when no one else would
  
1993-2008
Peter Magowan
The lifetime Giants fan whose leadership built the 'Bell

2009-2011
Bill Neukom
One of the few mega-lawyers of our era deserving of respect

2012-
Larry Baer
Has continued trend of quiet, sensible ownership  



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