Best Of The San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Seasons At First Base

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Golden Gate Sports continues to recap some of the best single-season performances in the history of the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants as we anticipate Opening Day.

Today, we look at the 10 best seasons by shortstops in the history of the Giants, dating to their arrival in San Francisco in 1958.

This is the ninth installment in the series on the Giants, as we’ve already listed the top 10 seasons for left field, relievers, catchers, second basemen, third basemen, center fielders, shortstops and starting pitchers.

To qualify for this list, players needed 100 games at the position for the season in question. This requirement was not prorated for the strike-shortened seasons of 1981 or 1994.

Before you turn the page, here are the five seasons that just missed the cut:

15. Darrell Evans, 1983
14. Will Clark, 1987
13. Brandon Belt, 2013
12. Orlando Cepeda, 1964
11. Willie McCovey, 1967


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Topics: Aubrey Huff, Orlando Cepeda, San Francisco Giants, Will Clark, Willie Mccovey

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  • Obrey Brown

    Cepeda in ’61 not on the list???? Really!!!???? 46 hr, 142 RBIs, .311/.362/.609
    That’s like saying Babe Ruth’s 60 HR-season in ’27 doesn’t really make the Yankees’ Top 10 list.

    • Phil Watson

      Cepeda didn’t play 100 games at first base in ’61. So, really, not on the list.

      • Obrey Brown

        Aha, excellent point. You proved me wrong, my friend. Very good research.
        Subject: Re: New comment posted on Best Of The San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Seasons At First Base

        • Phil Watson

          No problem. Mr. Cepeda’s 1961 will be showing up soon–I created a “utility” category as a sort of catch-all for seasons such as Cepeda in 1961, where a guy had an amazing year but played two or three different positions.