Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
San Francisco Giants
Bill Voiselle. Bill Voiselle had 161 stikeouts in 1944.
Bill Terry. Bill Terry had 254 hits in 1930.
Mel Ott. Mel Ott drove home 151 runs in 1929.
Johnny Mize. Johnny Mize hit 51 home runs in 1947.
|I was the last player in the 20th century to win the NL Rookie of the Year as member of the Giants franchise. Who am I?||Giants Franchise Facts
John Montefusco. John Montefusco won the NL Rookie of the Year in 1975.
Athletics. The Giants defeated the Athletics in the 1905 series 4-1.
Mike McCormick. Mike McCormick won the Cy Young award in 1967.
|Perhaps one of the most famous father-son player combos is the Bonds family. Barry set a major league record with 73 home runs in the 2001 season. His father _____ Bonds also played for the Giants?||San Francisco Giants
Bobby . They each wore #25.
Bill Rigney. He also managed the Angels when they started in 1961.
|In 1962, the Giants had to play a three-game playoff series to decide the National League championship. Against whom did they play?||San Francisco Giants
L.A. . The Giants won the play-off series and, interestingly enough, L.A. was the first team they played in 1958 ... but that time, the Dodgers won.
Willie McCovey. He was also rookie of the year in 1959.
Candlestick . It was named for the point of land jutting out into the bay on which the park sat.
1962. If McCovey had only hit the ball a foot higher, the Giants would have won Game 7 and the Series, and beaten the Yankees!
Seals . It was on the corner of 16th and Bryant, across the street from the Hamm's Brewery!
1958 . They left New York, of course.
|The Giants were the first team to win a National League crown without having a 20-game winner. What pitcher led them with wins that year?||A Giant of a Quiz!
Art Nehf. Nehf won 19 games for the Giants in 1922. Rosy Ryan also had won 17 games in the season. The Giants did this again in 1923 and 1924 without having a 20-game winner.
|What San Francisco Giant player also played in the National Basketball Association?||A Giant of a Quiz!
Dick Groat. Groat who played most of his career with the Pirates, signed on with the Giants in 1967 and appeared in 34 games as a Giant before he retired at the end of that season. He also played in the NBA.
|How many home runs did Giant slugger Jim Ray Hart hit in his rookie season?||A Giant of a Quiz!
0. In his 1963 rookie season he failed to hit one out for the Giants. He hit 31 the following year and retired with 170 as a New York Met after 12 seasons of baseball in 1974.
|What Giant tied for the league lead with doubles in a season and only hit 32?||A Giant of a Quiz!
Sam Mertes. Mertes hit 32 in 1902. He tied for the league lead with Harry Steinfeldt and Fred Clarke.
|How many times did pitching great Juan Marichal win more than 20 games in a season throughout his entire 16 year career?||A Giant of a Quiz!
6. He won more than 20 games six times in a season. The first time was in 1963 when he went 25-8, then the next 6 seasons excluding 1967 where he won more than 20 in a season again. He was a traitor as he retired as a Los Angeles Dodger in 1975.
44. 'The Mac' wore the number 44, as did Hank Aaron and Reggie Jackson.
|What 20th Century Eagle-eye Giant led the league with most walks in a season 6 times?||A Giant of a Quiz!
Mel Ott. Ott led the National League in walks 6 times, the last being in 1942. His first award was in 1929 with 113 walks, then in 1931 he walked 80 times to lead the league. Again in 1932 he led with 100 walks along with 1933 for walking 75 times. In 1937 he walked 102 times. His final award was in 1942 by walking 109 times. In 22 seasons he walked a tremendous 1,708 times. He was HBP 64 times.
Bill Rigney. In 1958, the Giants finished with a record of 80-74 which was good enough for third place in the National League. Rigney managed the Giants from New York and San Francisco from 1956-1960.
|Who was the first Giant pitcher to strike out more than 250 batters in a season?||A Giant of a Quiz!
Christy Mathewson. Mathewson struck out 267 batters in 1903 while accumulating a record of 30-13.
Oakland Athletics. The A's beat San Francisco in 1989 by skunking them 4 games to 0. The Giants lost every game by no less than 3 runs.
|What Giant set a record for throwing 5 shutouts in his last season of baseball?||A Giant of a Quiz!
Joe McGinnity. McGinnity threw 5 shutouts and had 5 saves inside his 11-7 final season of his career in 1908.
Bobby Bonds. In 1970, Bonds (father of Barry) was whiffed 189 times.
No Giant won it. No Giant in the 20th Century has picked up the eluding award. There were 14 Triple Crown winners in the 20th Century.
|In what year did the Giants suffer their worst season in the 20th Century?||A Giant of a Quiz!
1943. In 1943, the Giants embarrassed everyone with their 8th place finish in the National League with a win-loss record of 55-98 under the helm of player-manager Mel Ott. Ace Adams was the only pitcher in double-figures with a record of 11-7. In 1899 they finished in 10th place but with a better win-loss record.