San Francisco Giants top-five third-basemen of all time
#3:Darrell Evans (1976-1983)
Before Matt Williams took over as the Giants franchise third baseman, Darrell Evans was the previous player to hold down the hot-corner for as long as he did. Evans numbers during his time with SF were good, but took a dip from what he accomplished before coming over to the Bay. Before he was a Giant, he had a career-best season as an Atlanta Brave, hitting .281 with 41 homers and 104 RBI’s. With the Giants, he played along side players such as: Willie McCovey, Jack Clark, Joe Morgan, Chili Davis and Bob Brenly. Evans would later on finish up his career with the Detroit Tigers, before being elected into the Hallf Of Fame.
Playing on teams with smaller home run numbers, Evans stood out as a power threat in the middle of the order. During his time as a Giant, he averaged 17 home runs and 65 RBI’s over his eight year Giants career. Defensively, Evans was average. He was not all that flashy with the leather, and had similar numbers to Pablo Sandoval.
Stats with the Giants:
AVG: .255 H: 952 HR: 142 RBI’S: 525 OBP: .358
Evans awards and accomplishments:
Hall of Fame: 1995
All-Star: 1973, 1983