Juan Marichal won 238 games for the Giants
Juan Marichal, the "Dominican Dandy," is our all-time San Francisco Giants starting pitcher. He is a Hall of Fame member and pitched for the Giants from 1960-1973. Over those 14 seasons, Marichal won 238 games and lost 140.
Marichal had an ERA of 2.84 and WHIP of 1.095, both slightly better than Tim Lincecum. Marichal threw 3,443.2 innings as a Giant, allowing 3,153 hits and striking out 2,281 hitters.
As a Giant, Marichal was a nine-time All-Star and twice led the National League in wins. He also has 244 complete games and 52 shutouts to his credit.
It was a tough decision between Marichal and Tim Lincecum, as both are truly outstanding pitchers. I ultimately went with Marichal based on his longevity and 14 great years in a Giants' uniform.
Honorable Mention: Tim Lincecum
He is the only pitcher in the history of baseball to win back-to-back Cy Young awards in his first two full major league seasons. Lincecum has a career record of 69-41, with an outstanding ERA of 2.98 and WHIP of 1.188.
Lincecum broke in with the Giants in the middle of the 2007 season. In these past four and a half years, he has thrown 1,028 innings and struck out 1,127 batters. He has led the league in strikeouts in three different seasons.
Lincecum is adored by the Giants fans, and he has thrived in San Francisco. He has been a dominant pitcher over his career and helped lead the Giants to their first World Series title in San Francisco.
Honorable Mention: Gaylord Perry
Perry pitched 10 of his 22 seasons with the San Francisco Giants. He compiled a record of 134-109, with an ERA of 2.96 and WHIP of 1.152.
As a Giant, Perry threw 2,294.1 innings, allowing 2,061 hits and striking out 1,606. Perry was also known for his propensity to load up the baseball with illegal substances from time to time.
In one of the worst moves in Giants history, Perry was traded to Cleveland following the 1971 season for Sam McDowell. He went on to win the first of his two Cy Young awards that very next year.