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1979 San Francisco Giants Game-by-Game Results

National League (NL)
Team Record: 71-91
Finished 4th in the NL's West Division
Attendance: 1,456,430, Avg. 18,915
Ballpark: Candlestick Park
Manager: Joe Altobelli (61-79)
Manager: Dave Bristol (10-12)
Location: San Francisco, California
1979 San Francisco Giants Statistics
1979 San Francisco Giants Roster

The San Francisco Giants of the National League ended the 1979 season with a record of 71 wins and 91 losses, finishing fourth in the NL's West Division.

The Giants scored 672 runs and allowed 751 runs. Mike Ivie led San Francisco with 27 home runs, while Jack Clark, Darrell Evans and Willie McCovey each walloped 20 or more also. Mike Ivie recorded 89 runs batted in. Jack Clark paced all qualifying hitters on the roster with a .273 average. Vida Blue topped the team with 14 wins, and John Montefusco registered a 3.94 earned run average, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Joe Altobelli and Dave Bristol coached the team.

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Regular Season Runs For: 672
Regular Season Runs Against: 751

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 4, 1979 San Francisco Giants 11 at Cincinnati Reds 5 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
April 6, 1979 San Francisco Giants 7 at Cincinnati Reds 2 W 0-0 2-0 2-0
April 7, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at Cincinnati Reds 2 W 0-0 3-0 3-0
April 8, 1979 San Francisco Giants 6 at Cincinnati Reds 7 L 0-0 3-1 3-1
April 10, 1979 San Diego Padres 2 at San Francisco Giants 4 W 1-0 3-1 4-1
April 11, 1979 San Diego Padres 4 at San Francisco Giants 1 L 1-1 3-1 4-2
April 12, 1979 San Diego Padres 3 at San Francisco Giants 4 W 2-1 3-1 5-2
April 13, 1979 Houston Astros 7 at San Francisco Giants 8 W 3-1 3-1 6-2
April 14, 1979 Houston Astros 1 at San Francisco Giants 2 W 4-1 3-1 7-2
April 15, 1979 Houston Astros 4 at San Francisco Giants 3 L 4-2 3-1 7-3
April 15, 1979 Houston Astros 9 at San Francisco Giants 1 L 4-3 3-1 7-4
April 17, 1979 San Francisco Giants 3 at San Diego Padres 4 L 4-3 3-2 7-5
April 18, 1979 San Francisco Giants 6 at San Diego Padres 7 L 4-3 3-3 7-6
April 19, 1979 San Francisco Giants 14 at San Diego Padres 10 W 4-3 4-3 8-6
April 20, 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers 2 at San Francisco Giants 3 W 5-3 4-3 9-6
April 21, 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers 2 at San Francisco Giants 1 L 5-4 4-3 9-7
April 22, 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers 9 at San Francisco Giants 2 L 5-5 4-3 9-8
April 24, 1979 San Francisco Giants 3 at New York Mets 10 L 5-5 4-4 9-9
April 25, 1979 San Francisco Giants 0 at New York Mets 2 L 5-5 4-5 9-10
April 27, 1979 San Francisco Giants 8 at Montreal Expos 14 L 5-5 4-6 9-11
April 28, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at Montreal Expos 6 L 5-5 4-7 9-12
April 29, 1979 San Francisco Giants 5 at Montreal Expos 7 L 5-5 4-8 9-13
April 30, 1979 San Francisco Giants 1 at Philadelphia Phillies 4 L 5-5 4-9 9-14
May 1, 1979 San Francisco Giants 7 at Philadelphia Phillies 0 W 5-5 5-9 10-14
May 3, 1979 New York Mets 5 at San Francisco Giants 7 W 6-5 5-9 11-14
May 4, 1979 New York Mets 3 at San Francisco Giants 4 W 7-5 5-9 12-14
May 5, 1979 New York Mets 4 at San Francisco Giants 6 W 8-5 5-9 13-14
May 6, 1979 New York Mets 5 at San Francisco Giants 4 L 8-6 5-9 13-15
May 8, 1979 Montreal Expos 4 at San Francisco Giants 0 L 8-7 5-9 13-16
May 9, 1979 Montreal Expos 2 at San Francisco Giants 9 W 9-7 5-9 14-16
May 10, 1979 Montreal Expos 3 at San Francisco Giants 0 L 9-8 5-9 14-17
May 11, 1979 Philadelphia Phillies 1 at San Francisco Giants 2 W 10-8 5-9 15-17
May 12, 1979 Philadelphia Phillies 1 at San Francisco Giants 4 W 11-8 5-9 16-17
May 13, 1979 Philadelphia Phillies 12 at San Francisco Giants 3 L 11-9 5-9 16-18
May 15, 1979 San Francisco Giants 8 at Houston Astros 1 W 11-9 6-9 17-18
May 16, 1979 San Francisco Giants 8 at Houston Astros 4 W 11-9 7-9 18-18
May 17, 1979 San Francisco Giants 3 at Houston Astros 0 W 11-9 8-9 19-18
May 18, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at Atlanta Braves 6 L 11-9 8-10 19-19
May 19, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at Atlanta Braves 2 W 11-9 9-10 20-19
May 19, 1979 San Francisco Giants 7 at Atlanta Braves 6 W 11-9 10-10 21-19
May 20, 1979 San Francisco Giants 8 at Atlanta Braves 1 W 11-9 11-10 22-19
May 22, 1979 Cincinnati Reds 2 at San Francisco Giants 12 W 12-9 11-10 23-19
May 23, 1979 Cincinnati Reds 5 at San Francisco Giants 0 L 12-10 11-10 23-20
May 24, 1979 Cincinnati Reds 1 at San Francisco Giants 2 W 13-10 11-10 24-20
May 25, 1979 Atlanta Braves 4 at San Francisco Giants 6 W 14-10 11-10 25-20
May 26, 1979 Atlanta Braves 5 at San Francisco Giants 4 L 14-11 11-10 25-21
May 27, 1979 Atlanta Braves 10 at San Francisco Giants 8 L 14-12 11-10 25-22
May 28, 1979 Atlanta Braves 4 at San Francisco Giants 1 L 14-13 11-10 25-23
May 29, 1979 San Francisco Giants 5 at Los Angeles Dodgers 6 L 14-13 11-11 25-24
May 30, 1979 San Francisco Giants 5 at Los Angeles Dodgers 6 L 14-13 11-12 25-25
May 31, 1979 San Francisco Giants 10 at Los Angeles Dodgers 12 L 14-13 11-13 25-26
June 1, 1979 San Francisco Giants 2 at Chicago Cubs 8 L 14-13 11-14 25-27
June 2, 1979 San Francisco Giants 8 at Chicago Cubs 6 W 14-13 12-14 26-27
June 3, 1979 San Francisco Giants 1 at Chicago Cubs 2 L 14-13 12-15 26-28
June 5, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 L 14-13 12-16 26-29
June 6, 1979 San Francisco Giants 5 at St. Louis Cardinals 6 L 14-13 12-17 26-30
June 7, 1979 San Francisco Giants 12 at St. Louis Cardinals 10 W 14-13 13-17 27-30
June 8, 1979 San Francisco Giants 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 14-13 13-18 27-31
June 9, 1979 San Francisco Giants 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 W 14-13 14-18 28-31
June 10, 1979 San Francisco Giants 7 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 14-13 15-18 29-31
June 12, 1979 Chicago Cubs 2 at San Francisco Giants 7 W 15-13 15-18 30-31
June 13, 1979 Chicago Cubs 3 at San Francisco Giants 2 L 15-14 15-18 30-32
June 14, 1979 Chicago Cubs 8 at San Francisco Giants 6 L 15-15 15-18 30-33
June 15, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals 6 at San Francisco Giants 9 W 16-15 15-18 31-33
June 16, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at San Francisco Giants 6 W 17-15 15-18 32-33
June 17, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at San Francisco Giants 7 W 18-15 15-18 33-33
June 19, 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at San Francisco Giants 4 L 18-16 15-18 33-34
June 20, 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 8 at San Francisco Giants 5 L 18-17 15-18 33-35
June 22, 1979 San Francisco Giants 3 at Cincinnati Reds 2 W 18-17 16-18 34-35
June 23, 1979 San Francisco Giants 5 at Cincinnati Reds 2 W 18-17 17-18 35-35
June 24, 1979 San Francisco Giants 7 at Cincinnati Reds 8 L 18-17 17-19 35-36
June 25, 1979 Atlanta Braves 6 at San Francisco Giants 1 L 18-18 17-19 35-37
June 26, 1979 Atlanta Braves 5 at San Francisco Giants 6 W 19-18 17-19 36-37
June 27, 1979 Houston Astros 3 at San Francisco Giants 6 W 20-18 17-19 37-37
June 28, 1979 Houston Astros 6 at San Francisco Giants 5 L 20-19 17-19 37-38
June 29, 1979 Cincinnati Reds 4 at San Francisco Giants 6 W 21-19 17-19 38-38
June 30, 1979 Cincinnati Reds 2 at San Francisco Giants 0 L 21-20 17-19 38-39
July 1, 1979 Cincinnati Reds 1 at San Francisco Giants 2 W 22-20 17-19 39-39
July 1, 1979 Cincinnati Reds 3 at San Francisco Giants 7 W 23-20 17-19 40-39
July 3, 1979 San Francisco Giants 2 at Atlanta Braves 5 L 23-20 17-20 40-40
July 4, 1979 San Francisco Giants 6 at Atlanta Braves 7 L 23-20 17-21 40-41
July 5, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at Atlanta Braves 5 L 23-20 17-22 40-42
July 6, 1979 San Francisco Giants 1 at Philadelphia Phillies 6 L 23-20 17-23 40-43
July 7, 1979 San Francisco Giants 8 at Philadelphia Phillies 6 W 23-20 18-23 41-43
July 8, 1979 San Francisco Giants 3 at Philadelphia Phillies 5 L 23-20 18-24 41-44
July 9, 1979 San Francisco Giants 2 at Philadelphia Phillies 4 L 23-20 18-25 41-45
July 10, 1979 San Francisco Giants 11 at Montreal Expos 7 W 23-20 19-25 42-45
July 11, 1979 San Francisco Giants 1 at Montreal Expos 0 W 23-20 20-25 43-45
July 12, 1979 San Francisco Giants 5 at Montreal Expos 3 W 23-20 21-25 44-45
July 13, 1979 San Francisco Giants 6 at New York Mets 7 L 23-20 21-26 44-46
July 13, 1979 San Francisco Giants 2 at New York Mets 5 L 23-20 21-27 44-47
July 14, 1979 San Francisco Giants 2 at New York Mets 3 L 23-20 21-28 44-48
July 15, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at New York Mets 0 W 23-20 22-28 45-48
July 19, 1979 Philadelphia Phillies 0 at San Francisco Giants 1 W 24-20 22-28 46-48
July 20, 1979 Philadelphia Phillies 6 at San Francisco Giants 4 L 24-21 22-28 46-49
July 21, 1979 Philadelphia Phillies 1 at San Francisco Giants 4 W 25-21 22-28 47-49
July 22, 1979 Montreal Expos 15 at San Francisco Giants 5 L 25-22 22-28 47-50
July 22, 1979 Montreal Expos 6 at San Francisco Giants 8 W 26-22 22-28 48-50
July 23, 1979 Montreal Expos 8 at San Francisco Giants 3 L 26-23 22-28 48-51
July 24, 1979 New York Mets 6 at San Francisco Giants 5 L 26-24 22-28 48-52
July 25, 1979 New York Mets 3 at San Francisco Giants 0 L 26-25 22-28 48-53
July 26, 1979 San Francisco Giants 6 at San Diego Padres 2 W 26-25 23-28 49-53
July 27, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at San Diego Padres 3 W 26-25 24-28 50-53
July 28, 1979 San Francisco Giants 3 at San Diego Padres 4 L 26-25 24-29 50-54
July 29, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at San Diego Padres 2 W 26-25 25-29 51-54
July 30, 1979 San Francisco Giants 8 at Houston Astros 0 W 26-25 26-29 52-54
July 31, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at Houston Astros 6 L 26-25 26-30 52-55
August 1, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at Houston Astros 5 L 26-25 26-31 52-56
August 3, 1979 San Francisco Giants 3 at Los Angeles Dodgers 11 L 26-25 26-32 52-57
August 4, 1979 San Francisco Giants 3 at Los Angeles Dodgers 4 L 26-25 26-33 52-58
August 5, 1979 San Francisco Giants 1 at Los Angeles Dodgers 8 L 26-25 26-34 52-59
August 6, 1979 San Francisco Giants 7 at Los Angeles Dodgers 1 W 26-25 27-34 53-59
August 7, 1979 San Diego Padres 2 at San Francisco Giants 3 W 27-25 27-34 54-59
August 8, 1979 San Diego Padres 7 at San Francisco Giants 10 W 28-25 27-34 55-59
August 9, 1979 San Diego Padres 4 at San Francisco Giants 0 L 28-26 27-34 55-60
August 10, 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers 9 at San Francisco Giants 0 L 28-27 27-34 55-61
August 11, 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 at San Francisco Giants 4 L 28-28 27-34 55-62
August 12, 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers 1 at San Francisco Giants 4 W 29-28 27-34 56-62
August 14, 1979 San Francisco Giants 8 at Chicago Cubs 2 W 29-28 28-34 57-62
August 15, 1979 San Francisco Giants 5 at Chicago Cubs 6 L 29-28 28-35 57-63
August 16, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at Chicago Cubs 14 L 29-28 28-36 57-64
August 17, 1979 San Francisco Giants 0 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 L 29-28 28-37 57-65
August 18, 1979 San Francisco Giants 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 L 29-28 28-38 57-66
August 19, 1979 San Francisco Giants 0 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 L 29-28 28-39 57-67
August 20, 1979 San Francisco Giants 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 L 29-28 28-40 57-68
August 21, 1979 San Francisco Giants 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1 W 29-28 29-40 58-68
August 22, 1979 San Francisco Giants 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 8 L 29-28 29-41 58-69
August 24, 1979 Chicago Cubs 4 at San Francisco Giants 1 L 29-29 29-41 58-70
August 25, 1979 Chicago Cubs 2 at San Francisco Giants 5 W 30-29 29-41 59-70
August 26, 1979 Chicago Cubs 4 at San Francisco Giants 1 L 30-30 29-41 59-71
August 28, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at San Francisco Giants 1 L 30-31 29-41 59-72
August 29, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at San Francisco Giants 1 L 30-32 29-41 59-73
August 30, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at San Francisco Giants 3 W 31-32 29-41 60-73
August 31, 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at San Francisco Giants 4 L 31-33 29-41 60-74
September 1, 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at San Francisco Giants 3 L 31-34 29-41 60-75
September 1, 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at San Francisco Giants 2 L 31-35 29-41 60-76
September 2, 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at San Francisco Giants 3 L 31-36 29-41 60-77
September 3, 1979 San Francisco Giants 0 at San Diego Padres 3 L 31-36 29-42 60-78
September 4, 1979 San Francisco Giants 3 at San Diego Padres 1 W 31-36 30-42 61-78
September 5, 1979 San Francisco Giants 5 at Cincinnati Reds 6 L 31-36 30-43 61-79
September 6, 1979 San Francisco Giants 3 at Cincinnati Reds 12 L 31-36 30-44 61-80
September 7, 1979 San Francisco Giants 9 at Houston Astros 2 W 31-36 31-44 62-80
September 8, 1979 San Francisco Giants 2 at Houston Astros 1 W 31-36 32-44 63-80
September 9, 1979 San Francisco Giants 1 at Houston Astros 4 L 31-36 32-45 63-81
September 11, 1979 Atlanta Braves 2 at San Francisco Giants 1 L 31-37 32-45 63-82
September 12, 1979 Atlanta Braves 3 at San Francisco Giants 4 W 32-37 32-45 64-82
September 13, 1979 Atlanta Braves 4 at San Francisco Giants 1 L 32-38 32-45 64-83
September 14, 1979 Houston Astros 7 at San Francisco Giants 0 L 32-39 32-45 64-84
September 15, 1979 Houston Astros 3 at San Francisco Giants 5 W 33-39 32-45 65-84
September 16, 1979 Houston Astros 1 at San Francisco Giants 2 W 34-39 32-45 66-84
September 17, 1979 Cincinnati Reds 4 at San Francisco Giants 7 W 35-39 32-45 67-84
September 18, 1979 Cincinnati Reds 1 at San Francisco Giants 3 W 36-39 32-45 68-84
September 19, 1979 San Francisco Giants 2 at Los Angeles Dodgers 7 L 36-39 32-46 68-85
September 20, 1979 San Francisco Giants 0 at Los Angeles Dodgers 3 L 36-39 32-47 68-86
September 22, 1979 San Francisco Giants 2 at Atlanta Braves 10 L 36-39 32-48 68-87
September 23, 1979 San Francisco Giants 2 at Atlanta Braves 1 W 36-39 33-48 69-87
September 25, 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers 11 at San Francisco Giants 2 L 36-40 33-48 69-88
September 26, 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers 8 at San Francisco Giants 4 L 36-41 33-48 69-89
September 27, 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers 3 at San Francisco Giants 5 W 37-41 33-48 70-89
September 28, 1979 San Diego Padres 2 at San Francisco Giants 0 L 37-42 33-48 70-90
September 29, 1979 San Diego Padres 5 at San Francisco Giants 6 W 38-42 33-48 71-90
September 30, 1979 San Diego Padres 5 at San Francisco Giants 3 L 38-43 33-48 71-91