The 2013 Giants Tied a San Francisco-Era Record

Did anyone notice this past season that the Giants gave up a lot of home runs to pitchers?

There are some seasons in which the Giants don’t allow a home run to a pitcher at all. From 2008 to 2011, the Giants allowed just a single such home run, to Yovani Gallardo. In 2012, the Giants gave up three home runs to pitchers. In the first three weeks of the 2013 season, the Giants allowed three home runs to opponents’ starting pitchers, including one to — that’s right — Yovani Gallardo. Then, later in the season, they allowed one more. Is that some sort of record?

Home runs allowed to pitchers, San Francisco era

4: 1962, 1965, 1989, 2013

3: 1960, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1986, 2007, 2012

Because I can, the list of every pitcher home run hit against the San Francisco Giants.

 

Rk Player Date ▴ Tm
1 Don Newcombe 1959-05-15 CIN
2 Stan Williams 1960-07-06 LAD
3 Warren Spahn 1960-08-26 MLN
4 Warren Spahn 1960-09-08 MLN
5 Jim Maloney 1961-05-30 (1) CIN
6 Bob Anderson 1961-08-09 CHC
7 Turk Farrell 1962-05-11 HOU
8 Ray Sadecki 1962-06-09 STL
9 Warren Spahn 1962-08-30 MLN
10 Earl Francis 1962-09-14 PIT
11 Lindy McDaniel 1963-06-06 CHC
12 Warren Spahn 1963-06-23 MLN
13 Joe Nuxhall 1964-06-17 CIN
14 Lew Burdette 1964-07-23 CHC
15 Gerry Arrigo 1965-05-29 CIN
16 Vern Law 1965-06-22 PIT
17 Don Drysdale 1965-08-19 LAD
18 Bob Gibson 1965-09-29 STL
19 Tony Cloninger 1966-07-03 ATL
20 Tony Cloninger 1966-07-29 ATL
21 Jim Bunning 1967-05-30 PHI
22 Dave Giusti 1967-06-13 HOU
23 Don Cardwell 1968-04-18 NYM
24 Gary Nolan 1968-06-29 CIN
25 Willie Smith 1968-08-27 CHC
26 Claude Osteen 1970-05-26 LAD
27 Bob Gibson 1970-06-12 STL
28 Milt Pappas 1970-08-13 CHC
29 Rick Wise 1971-06-14 PHI
30 Rick Wise 1971-08-28 (2) PHI
31 Don Durham 1972-08-18 STL
32 Bob Gibson 1972-08-30 STL
33 Tom Seaver 1973-05-29 NYM
34 Roric Harrison 1973-08-31 ATL
35 Phil Niekro 1973-09-01 ATL
36 Tom Griffin 1974-04-16 HOU
37 J.R. Richard 1974-09-13 HOU
38 J.R. Richard 1976-10-02 HOU
39 Jerry Koosman 1977-05-17 NYM
40 Larry Christenson 1977-07-23 PHI
41 Dan Schatzeder 1978-08-25 MON
42 Bob Forsch 1980-05-07 STL
43 Steve Carlton 1982-05-04 PHI
44 Bob Knepper 1983-06-14 HOU
45 Tim Lollar 1984-09-20 SDP
46 Bob Knepper 1985-06-29 HOU
47 Kevin Gross 1985-08-25 PHI
48 Craig Lefferts 1986-04-25 SDP
49 David Palmer 1986-06-11 ATL
50 Tim Stoddard 1986-06-18 SDP
51 Bob Forsch 1987-05-13 STL
52 Mark Davis 1988-06-13 SDP
53 Scott Terry 1989-04-27 STL
54 Bob Knepper 1989-06-19 HOU
55 Mark Portugal 1989-09-08 HOU
56 Mike Scott 1989-09-23 HOU
57 Doug Drabek 1990-04-24 PIT
58 Chris Hammond 1992-06-17 CIN
59 Dwight Gooden 1992-08-24 NYM
60 Armando Reynoso 1993-05-10 COL
61 Chris Hammond 1993-08-21 FLA
62 Steve Avery 1995-07-08 ATL
63 Steve Avery 1996-06-21 ATL
64 Sean Bergman 1999-04-15 HOU
65 Brian Anderson 1999-08-04 ARI
66 Woody Williams 2000-07-20 SDP
67 Darryl Kile 2001-06-23 STL
68 Mike Hampton 2002-08-29 COL
69 Darren Oliver 2003-07-10 COL
70 Brooks Kieschnick 2003-09-12 MIL
71 Carl Pavano 2004-05-01 FLA
72 A.J. Burnett 2005-07-24 FLA
73 Jorge Sosa 2006-04-06 ATL
74 Adam Wainwright 2006-05-24 STL
75 Kip Wells 2007-04-19 STL
76 Woody Williams 2007-05-15 HOU
77 Bronson Arroyo 2007-07-05 CIN
78 Yovani Gallardo 2009-04-08 MIL
79 Mike Leake 2012-06-29 CIN
80 Cole Hamels 2012-07-21 PHI
81 Alex White 2012-09-10 COL
82 Clayton Kershaw 2013-04-01 LAD
83 Yovani Gallardo 2013-04-18 MIL
84 Wade Miley 2013-04-22 ARI
85 Travis Wood 2013-07-28 CHC
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Generated 11/2/2013.
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