San Francisco Giants All Time Starting Lineup

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The San Francisco Giants can trace their roots all the way back to 1883 as the New York Gothams. Over the years they have been known as the New York Gothams (1883-1884), New York Giants (1885-1957), and finally as we know them today the San Francisco Giants (1958-Present). The organization has appeared in a total of 25 playoffs, won 23 pennants, and 8 world championships. They have retired 9 numbers. Bill Terry (3), Mel Ott (4), Carl Hubbell (11), Monte Irvin (20), Willie Mays (24), Juan Marichal (27), Orlando Cepeda (30), Gaylord Perry (36), and Willie McCovey (44).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season.

 

Catcher

Buster Posey

Buster Posey, 2012

Key Stats: 7.3 WAR (1st NL), .336 (1st NL)/.408/.549, 78 R, 178 H, 39 2B, 1 3B, 24 HR, 103 RBI, .957 OPS, 9 SF (1st NL)

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, NL MVP

 

First Base

Willie McCovey, 1969

Key Stats: 8.1 WAR (1st NL), .320/.453 (1st NL)/.656 (1st NL), 101 R, 157 H, 26 2B, 2 3B, 45 HR (1st NL), 126 RBI (1st NL), 121 BB, 1.108 OPS (1st NL), 322 TB, 45 IBB (1st NL)

Awards: NL All-Star, NL MVP

 

Second Base

Rogers Hornsby, 1927

Key Stats: 10.1 WAR (1st NL), .361/.448 (1st NL)/.586, 133 R (1st NL), 205 H, 32 2B, 9 3B, 26 HR, 125 RBI, 86 BB (1st NL), 1.035 OPS (1st NL), 333 TB, 1.8 dWAR

 

Third Base

Frankie Frisch

Frankie Frisch, 1921

Key Stats: 6.9 WAR, .341/.384/.485, 121 R, 211 H, 31 2B, 17 3B, 8 HR, 100 RBI, 49 SB (1st NL), .870 OPS, 300 TB, 1.6 dWAR

 

Shortstop

 

Rich Aurilia, 2001

Key Stats: 6.7 WAR, .324/.369/.572, 114 R, 206 H (1st NL), 37 2B, 5 3B, 37 HR, 97 RBI, .941 OPS, 364 TB, 1.1 dWAR

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger

 

Left Field

Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds, 2001

Key Stats: 11.9 WAR (1st NL), .328/.515 (1st NL)/.863 (1st NL), 129 R, 156 H, 32 2B, 2 3B, 73 HR (1st NL), 137 RBI, 13 SB, 177 BB (1st NL), 1.379 OPS (1st NL), 411 TB, 35 IBB

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, NL MVP

 

Center Field

Willie Mays, 1965

Key Stats: 11.2 WAR (1st NL), .317/.398 (1st NL)/.645 (1st NL), 118 R, 177 H, 21 2B, 3 3B, 52 HR (1st NL), 112 RBI, 9 SB, 76 BB, 1.043 OPS (1st NL), 360 TB (1st NL), 16 IBB, 1.6 dWAR

Awards: NL All-Star, Gold Glove, NL MVP

 

Right Field

Mel Ott

Mel Ott, 1929

Key Stats: 7.4 WAR, .328/.449/.635, 138 R, 179 H, 37 2B, 2 3B, 42 HR, 151 RBI, 6 SB, 113 BB (1st NL), 1.084 OPS, 346 TB

 

Starting Pitcher

Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson, 1908

Key Stats: 11.1 WAR (1st NL), 37 Wins (1st NL), 1.43 ERA (1st NL), 1.29 FIP (1st NL), 34 CG (1st NL), 11 SHO (1st NL), 390 2/3 IP (1st NL), 259 K (1st NL), 0.827 WHIP (1st NL), 6.17 K/BB (1st NL), 5 SV

 

Starting Pitcher

Juan Marichal, 1965

Key Stats: 10.3 WAR (1st NL), 22 Wins, 2.13 ERA, 2.59 FIP, 24 CG, 10 SHO (1st NL), 295 1/3 IP, 240 K, 0.914 WHIP, 5.22 K/BB, .205 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, 9th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Joe McGinnity, 1904

Key Stats: 9.8 WAR (1st NL), 35 Wins (1st NL), 1.61 ERA (1st NL), 2.70 FIP, 38 CG, 9 SHO (1st NL), 408 IP (1st NL), 144 K, 0.963 WHIP (1st NL)

 

Starting Pitcher

Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum, 2008

Key Stats: 7.9 WAR (1st NL), 18 Wins, 2.62 ERA, 2.62 FIP (1st NL), 2 CG, 1 SHO, 227 IP, 265 K (1st NL), 1.172 WHIP, 10.5 K/9 (1st NL), .221 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, NL CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Carl Hubbell, 1933

Key Stats: 8.8 WAR (1st NL), 23 Wins (1st NL), 1.66 ERA (1st NL), 2.53 FIP (1st NL), 22 CG, 10 SHO (1st NL), 308 2/3 IP (1st NL), 156 K, 0.982 WHIP (1st NL), 3.32 K/BB (1st NL), 5 SV

Awards: NL All-Star, NL MVP

 

Closer

Robb Nen

Robb Nen, 1998

Key Stats: 3.4 WAR, 40 SV, 1.52 ERA, 2.12 FIP, 88 2/3 IP, 110 K, 0.947 WHIP, 11.2 K/9, 4.40 K/BB

Awards:  NL All-Star

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