Forever Giants:1968 San Francisco Giants Year 11 (86)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

1967 is here.

My WAR calculation is a combination of Baseball-reference and Clay Davenport; I believe it to be the "best" WAR number available for historical comparison. 8 WAR is an MVP quality season. The record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.

1968 90-72
C Dick Dietz 1 
1B Willie McCovey 6.6
2B Ron Hunt 4.8
SS Hal Lanier .25
3B Jim Ray Hart 2.8
LF Ty Cline -.85
CF Willie Mays 6.45 
RF Jesus Alou -.95
OF Bobby Bonds 2.4
3B Jim Davenport  -.25 
C Jack Hiatt 1.9 
OF Dave Marshall -.15
3B Frank Johnson -.1
C Bob Barton  .75
RF Ollie Brown  -.65 
SP Juan Marichal 5.75 
SP Gaylord Perry 5.05 
SP Ray Sadecki 2.25 
SP Mike McCormick -.55 
SP Bobby Bolin 4.45
RP Frank Linzy 2.3

-Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his debut; Gaylord no hits the Cards; following the season (and back to back 90 win pythags) Franks is replaced by an old Dodger pitcher, Clyde King. Jesus Alou is now in negative career WAR, staking his claim as one of the worst Giants of all time.  

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