Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The All Time Home Grown vs. Acquired San Francisco Giants without a ring Rosters
















With the Giants and their fans still celebrating their stunning World Series victory, it is as good a time as any to pay honor to those who played their hearts out for San Francisco but finished their playing career without a ring.

So I decided to do a Home Grown vs. Acquired entry to honor those San Francisco Giants who never got to be crowned a World Champion.

As I did before, I created two 25 man rosters with 8 starting position players, 5 starting pitchers, 5 relievers, a top pinch hitter, 2 reserve infielders, 2 reserve outfielders, a reserve catcher and a 25th man who could be any position.

I picked from any San Francisco Giants roster, showing favoritism towards former All Stars and post season heroes.

And by Home Grown, I mean that the Giants were their first professional organization.

By Acquired, I mean they spent time with another organization (including in the minor leagues) before coming over to the Giants.

And let me answer a pair of questions that will be inevitable.

HELLO? WHERE'S WILLIE MAYS?

Willie Mays won a ring as a member of the 1954 New York Giants.










WHERE'S ORLANDO CEPEDA?

Cha Cha won a ring as a member of the 1967 St. Louis Cardinals.

I am only including players who never won rings ANYWHERE.

Players who contributed to big Giant seasons like Don Robinson, Kevin Mitchell and Robb Nen had won rings prior to joining the Giants.

Players like Chili Davis, Matt Williams and Candy Maldonado won after playing for the Giants.

So they won't be included.

Enough with the ground rules!
Let's start the list!


ALL HOME GROWN SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WITHOUT A RING ROSTER


STARTING CATCHER
TOM HALLER
Giant from 1961-1967
1962 NL Champion
NL All Star in 1966 and 1967



STARTING FIRST BASEMAN
WILLIE McCOVEY
Giant from 1959-1973 and 1977-1980
1959 NL Rookie of the Year
1962 NL Champion
NL All Star in 1963, 1966, 1968-1971
3rd in 1968 NL MVP vote
1969 NL MVP
Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986














STARTING SECOND BASEMAN

TITO FUENTES
Giant from 1965-1967 and 1969-1974
3rd in 1966 NL Rookie of the Year vote
1971 NL West Champion




STARTING SHORTSTOP

CHRIS SPEIER
Giant from 1971-1977 and 1987-1989
1971 NL West Champion
NL All Star in 1972, 1973 and 1974
1987 NL West Champion
1989 NL Champion



STARTING THIRD BASEMAN
JIM DAVENPORT
Giant from 1958-1970
1962 NL Champion
1962 NL All Star
1962 Gold Glove Winner



STARTING LEFT FIELDER
GARY MATTHEWS
Giant from 1972-1976
1973 NL Rookie of the Year


STARTING CENTER FIELDER
MARVIN BERNARD
Giant from 1995-2003
1997 NL West Champion
2000 NL West Champion
2002 NL Champion
2003 NL West Champion



STARTING RIGHT FIELDER
BOBBY BONDS
Giant from 1968-1974
1971 NL West Champion
1971 and 1973 All Star
3 time NL Gold Glove winner

ROTATION


JUAN MARICHAL
Giant from 1960-1973
1962 NL Champion
NL All Star 1962-1969 and 1971
5th in 1968 NL MVP vote
1971 NL West Champion
Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983



GAYLORD PERRY
Giant from 1962-1971
1962 NL Champion
NL All Star in 1966 and 1970
2nd in 1970 Cy Young vote
Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991



MIKE McCORMICK
Giant from 1956-1962 and 1967-1970
NL All Star in 1960 and 1961
1962 NL Champion
1967 NL Cy Young Award Winner


SCOTT GARRELTS
Giant from 1982-1991
NL All Star in 1985
1987 NL West Champion
1989 NL Champion
6th in 1989 NL Cy Young vote



JOHN MONTEFUSCO
Giant from 1974-1980
1975 NL Rookie of the Year
4th in 1975 NL Cy Young vote
NL All Star in 1976



BULLPEN


GARY LAVELLE
Giant from 1974-1984
NL All Star in 1977 and 1983



TREVOR WILSON
Giant from 1988-1993 and 1995
1989 NL Champion


RANDY MOFFITT
Giant from 1972-1981



JEFF BRANTLEY
Giant from 1988-1993
1989 NL Champion
NL All Star in 1990















FRANK LINZY
Giant from 1963 and 1965-1970
3rd in 1965 NL Rookie of the Year vote

BENCH


TOP PINCH HITTER
WILL CLARK
Giant from 1986-1993
5th in 1987 and 1988 NL MVP vote
1987 NL West Champion
NL All Star in 1988-1991 and 1993
2nd in 1989 NL MVP vote
4th in 1991 NL MVP vote
Winner of NL Gold Glove in 1991



RESERVE INFIELDER
ROBBY THOMPSON
Giant from 1986-1996
2nd in 1986 NL Rookie of the Year vote
1987 NL West Champion
1988 and 1993 NL All Star
1989 NL Champion


RESERVE INFIELDER
JIM RAY HART
Giant from 1963-1973
2nd in 1964 NL Rookie of the Year vote
1966 NL All Star
1971 NL West Champion


RESERVE OUTFIELDER

JACK CLARK
Giant from 1975-1984
1978 and 1979 NL All Star
5th in 1978 NL MVP Vote


RESERVE OUTFIELDER
FELIPE ALOU
Giant from 1958-1963
1962 NL All Star
1962 NL Champion


RESERVE CATCHER
DICK DIETZ
Giant from 1966-1971
1970 NL All Star
1971 NL West Champion



25TH MAN

DAVE KINGMAN
Giant from 1971-1974
1971 NL West Champion
24th in 1972 NL MVP Vote



That is some amazing talent scouted by the Giants and developed by their farm.
But when it comes to swiping great players from other teams... they have a knack for that as well.


ALL TIME ACQUIRED SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WITHOUT A RING ROSTER


STARTING CATCHER

BENITO SANTIAGO
Giant from 2001-2003
2002 NL All Star
2002 NL Champion
2002 NLCS MVP
2003 NL West Champion


STARTING FIRST BASEMAN
J. T. SNOW
Giant from 1997-2005 and 2008
1997 NL West Champion
2000 NL West Champion
2002 NL Champion
2003 NL Champion
4 Time NL Gold Glove winner


STARTING SECOND BASEMAN
JEFF KENT
Giant from 1997-2002
1997 NL West Champion
3 time All Star
2000 NL West Champion
2000 NL MVP
2002 NL Champion



STARTING SHORTSTOP
RICH AURILIA
Giant from 1995-2003 and 2007-2009
1997 NL West Champion
2000 NL West Champion
2001 NL All Star
2002 NL Champion
2003 NL West Champion



STARTING THIRD BASEMAN
EDGARDO ALFONZO
Giant from 2003-2005
2003 NL West Champion


STARTING LEFT FIELDER
BARRY BONDS
Giant from 1993-2007
NL All Star in 1993-1998, 2000-2004 and 2007
1993, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 NL MVP
Winner of NL Gold Glove in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1998
1997 NL West Champion
2000 NL West Champion
2002 NL Champion
2003 NL West Champion



STARTING CENTER FIELDER

BRETT BUTLER
Giant from 1988-1990
1989 NL Champion




STARTING RIGHT FIELDER

BOBBY MURCER
Giant from 1975-1976
NL All Star in 1975


ROTATION



RICK REUSCHEL
Giant from 1987-1991
1987 NL West Champion
1989 NL Champion
NL All Star in 1989


JACK SANFORD
Giant from 1959-1965
1962 NL Champion
2nd in 1962 NL Cy Young vote


BILL SWIFT
Giant from 1991-1994
2nd in 1993 NL Cy Young vote


KIRK RUETER
Giant from 1996-2005
1997 NL West Champion
2000 NL West Champion
2002 NL Champion
2003 NL West Champion

Dave Dravecky Pictures, Images and Photos
DAVE DRAVECKY
Giant from 1987-1989
1987 NL West Champion
1989 NL Champion


BULLPEN


ROD BECK
Giant from 1991-1997
NL All Star in 1993, 1994 and 1997
8th in 1994 Cy Young vote
1997 NL West Champion


CRAIG LEFFERTS
Giant from 1987-1989
1987 NL West Champion
1989 NL Champion


GREG MINTON
Giant from 1975-1987
NL All Star in 1982
6th in 1982 Cy Young vote













JERRY JOHNSON
Giant from 1970-1972
1971 NL West Champion
6th in 1971 Cy Young vote


FELIX RODRIGUEZ
Giant from 1999-2004
2000 NL West Champion
20th in 2001 NL MVP vote
2002 NL Champion
2003 NL West Champion


BENCH


TOP PINCH HITTER
MIKE IVIE
Giant from 1978-1981


RESERVE INFIELDER
CHUCK HILLER
Giant from 1961-1965
1962 NL Champion


RESERVE INFIELDER
JOSE URIBE
Giant from 1985-1992
1987 NL West Champion
1989 NL Champion


RESERVE OUTFIELDER
DARREN LEWIS
Giant from 1991-1995
1994 NL Gold Glove winner



RESERVE OUTFIELDER
JEFFREY LEONARD
Giant from 1981-1988
NL All Star in 1987
1987 NL West Champion
1987 NLCS MVP













RESERVE CATCHER

ED BAILEY
Giant from 1961-1963
1962 NL Champion
NL All Star in 1963

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25TH MAN
KENNY LOFTON
Giant in 2002
2002 NL Champion


I will grant you there are some strange names on here... Marvin Bernard? Bobby Murcer? But every time I thought I had another good name to put on the roster, I would remember they had won a ring elsewhere.

So the Lincecums and Cains and Poseys and Wilsons will never be on a list like this. And all of these players should have a little weight off of their shoulders, if not as strong a weight as they would like on their ring finger.


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