Mike Krukow

After nine seasons as a consistent but unspectacular starter, Krukow starred for the Giants in 1986, recording career bests in wins (20), ERA (3.05), and strikeouts (178) and finishing third in the NL Cy Young balloting. Prior to 1986 the 6’5″ curveballer rarely completed games and had never won more than 13 games despite making regular starts for whichever team he played for. In 1987-89 he was hampered by injuries, winning only 16 games. Krukow’s 20 wins in 1986 were the most by a Giants pitcher since Ron Bryant won 24 in 1973.