San Francisco Giants: Remembering the 1989 NL pennant winners

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SAN DIEGO – JUNE: Kevin Mitchell #7 of the San Francisco Giants swings at a pitch during a June 1988 game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

It’s hard to believe that it has already been 30 years since the San Francisco Giants won 92 games and the NL pennant during the 1989 season. For those of you who don’t remember that year’s team, the following will serve as a quick history lesson. For those that do, a pleasant nostalgia.

The San Francisco Giants were just a few games over .500 during the 1988 season, going 83-79 to finish fourth in the NL West division.

A year later, they were in the World Series.

So while things have not gone all that swimmingly for the 2019 Giants, things can turn around in a flash if everything clicks.

With an offense led by Will Clark and Kevin Mitchell, a pitching staff led by veteran workhorse Rick Reuschel and upstart Scott Garrelts, and a bullpen anchored by several proven late-inning arms, the Giants were the class of the National League during the 1989 season.

What better time than “Throwback Thursday” to remember one of the best Giants teams of the past 50 years?

Ahead we’ve provided a quick review of the offense, the pitching staff, and the team’s postseason performance and accolades, to help honor the 1989 squad.

So come with me on a trip down memory lane.

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