1987 Fresno Giants Roster

California League (CL) - Class: A
Team Record: 80-63
Finished 1st in the CL's South Division
Manager: R. J. Harrison (80-63)
Affiliation: San Francisco Giants
Location: Fresno, California
Ballpark: John Euless Park
Attendance: 107,908, Avg. 1,509
1987 Fresno Giants Statistics

Finals - Fresno Giants 4 games, Reno Padres 3

The Fresno Giants of the California League ended the 1987 season with a record of 80 wins and 63 losses, finishing first in the league's South Division.

The Giants scored 692 runs and surrendered 603 runs. Rick Nelson led Fresno with 14 home runs John Skurla drove in 91 runs. Harry Davis paced all qualifying hitters on the roster with a .296 average. Tim McCoy topped the team with 14 wins, while George Bonilla registered a 2.85 earned run average, best among qualifying pitchers.

Players from the 1987 Fresno Giants who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Gil Heredia, Russ Swan, Craig Colbert, Mike Benjamin, Joe Kmak and Roger Samuels.

R. J. Harrison served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
John BarryRRDecember 12, 19636'2"180
Mike BenjaminRRNovember 22, 19656'3"195Euclid, OH US
Paul BlairSRMay 14, 19645'11"160Los Angeles, CA US
George BonillaLLFebruary 20, 19636'1"190
Jeff CarterSROctober 20, 19635'10"160Chicago, IL US
Craig ColbertRRFebruary 13, 19656'0"190Iowa City, IA US
Greg ConnerRRSeptember 28, 19636'2"210
Harry DavisRRAugust 27, 19645'10"165
Jose DominguezRJune 25, 19636'2"210
Gil HerediaRROctober 26, 19656'1"190Nogales, AZ US
Mike HoganRRJanuary 15, 19626'2"185Balboa, CA US
Gary JonesSRSeptember 26, 19645'11"185
Joe KmakRRMay 3, 19636'0"200Napa, CA US
Tim McCoyRLMarch 28, 19636'0"200
Tom MeagherRJune 1, 19636'2"195San Francisco, CA US
Kevin MeierRRFebruary 20, 19666'4"200
Tom MessierLOctober 26, 19626'1"175
Todd MillerSRDecember 28, 19645'10"180
David MorrisRSeptember 3, 19626'2"202
Dave NashRRApril 11, 19646'0"185
Rick NelsonRRSeptember 4, 19646'5"218
Joe OlkerRLJune 4, 19636'0"190
Jose PenaRRApril 24, 19656'1"183
Eric PilkingtonLJune 5, 19646'0"175
Darrell RodgersROctober 6, 19626'3"185
Roger SamuelsLLJanuary 5, 19616'5"210San Jose, CA US
John SkurlaLLDecember 16, 19625'11"165
Russ SwanLLJanuary 3, 19646'4"210Fremont, CA US
Chuck TateRJuly 8, 19636'7"232
Paul Van StoneSRJuly 29, 19636'0"185
Elanis WestbrooksRRAugust 3, 19655'8"170

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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