The 2014 All-Star batted .277 with a career-high 106 runs scored along with 29 doubles, 10 triples, 20 home runs and 74 RBI in 162 games, completing his eighth big league season, his second full season with the Giants...Among NL leaders in runs (second), triples (tied for second), hits (third), total bases (fourth, 289) and multi-hit games (fourth)...Became the third Giants player in the last 10 seasons with 100+ runs scored (also: Barry Bonds, 129 in 2004, Aubrey Huff, 100 in 2010)...Became the first Giant to have over 700 plate appearances in a season since Brett Butler in 1990 (732)...in fact, became just the fifth Giant in SF-era history with over 700 plate appearances in a season, joining Willie Mays (706 - 1962), Bobby Bonds (3 times - 1969 - 720, 1970 - 745, 1973 - 738), Tito Fuentes (1973 - 731), and Chili Davis (1982 - 701)...Was one of four players to appear in all 162 games, joining KC's Alcides Escobar, ATL's Freddie Freeman and TB's Evan Longoria...Was the most durable player on SF's roster, starting all but one of the Giants' 162 games...played all but 23 defensive innings...Had his 331 consecutive games starts streak end on the second-to-last-day of the season (Sept. 27) to rest (ATL's Freddie Freeman now owns the longest games started streak at 168)...Pence's streak began Sept. 25, 2012 and had been the longest active streak in the bigs...Has still appeared in 383 consecutive games, the third longest streak in franchise history, behind Bill Terry (468, 1930-1933) and George Burns (459, 1915-1917)...his consecutive games streak started on Aug. 1, 2012 (his first game in a Giants uniform)...Only one other player in the last 45 years has started 300+ consecutive games in right field...Jeff Francoeur started 370 in a row for the Braves from 2005 to 2008...Since he joined SF, the only two Giants other than Pence to start in right field were Francisco Peguero on Sept. 23, 2012 against San Diego and Juan Perez on Sept. 27, 2014 versus San Diego...Not only did Pence play in every game, but he was also one of the most versatile Giants when it came to where he hit in the lineup...his versatility allowed him to fill and produce from the first, second, third and fifth spots in the lineup...Batted .351 (40-for-114) with RISP (3rd-highest in NL) and paced the Majors with a .404 clip (19-for-47) with RISP and two outs...Really struggled over his final 15 games, going 4-for-54 (.074) with two RBI and ended the season with one hit in his last 28 ABs...Hit just .165 (15-for-91) in Sept., the fourth-lowest clip among qualifying NL players.
Posted one of the best seasons of his career in his first full season with San Francisco, hitting .283 (178-for-629) with 35 doubles, 27 HRs, 99 RBI and 22 stolen bases. Won the 2013 "Willie Mac" Award, given to the team's most inspirational player, as voted by players, coaches,trainers, fans and Willie McCovey.Became the seventh Giant to hit at least 20 HRs and steal 20 bases in a season and the first since Barry Bonds in 1998 (the others: Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays, Jeffrey Leonard, Glenallen Hill and Orlando Cepeda). Joined Los Angeles' (AL) Mike Trout as the only players in the Majors to hit 20-plus home runs, steal 20-plus bases and record 90-plus RBI. In fact, the only players in SF-era history to accomplish the feat of 20 HRs, 20 steals and 90 RBI are Willie Mays,
Orlando Cepeda, Bobby Bonds, Barry Bonds and now Pence. Started every one of the Giants' 162 games and became the first Giants player in the SF-era (since 1958) to start every regular season game in a season, and the first since Alvin Dark started all 154 games for the New York Giants in 1954. Also became the first Giants player since Bobby Thomson to start every game of a season in the outfield...Thomson started all 156 games in center field during the 1949 season for the New York Giants. Became the first NL player to start all 162 games in the
field (not at DH) since Prince Fielder with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009...was also the first major league outfielder to start 162 games since Jeff Francoeur with the Atlanta Braves in 2007. Has started 171-consecutive games, which is the longest streak in the National League and the second-longest in the Majors behind TEX's Prince Fielder, who has started 505 consecutive contests. His 27 home runs were a career high and the most in a single season by a Giant since Barry Bonds in 2007 (28). Was one of five players selected by Manager Bruce Bochy to be on the final ballot for the All-Star Game...joined the Dodgers Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez, Nationals' Ian Desmond and Atlanta's Freddie Freeman...however, lost out to Freeman. His 54 multi-hit games were the third-most in the National League. His 51 RBI following the break were the second-most in the Majors (Alfonso Soriano, 52). Recorded his 1,000th career hit on April 9 with a single in the 6th inning off RHP Matt Belisle. Hit a two-out, two-strike, solo home run off CHC's RHPShawn Camp in the 9th inning that tied a game at 7-7 on April 14 at Wrigley Field in SF's 10-7, 10-inning win...that game-tying home run with two outs in the 9th was the latest into a game that he's hit a game-tying home run (ESPN Stats & Info). Became the first Giant since Barry Bonds to hit a gametying, two-out home run in the 9th inning or later, when down to the last strike...Bonds accomplished this feat on May 24, 1998 at St. Louis, hitting a two-run, two-out homer. Made a sliding catch with two outs in the 8th inning on July 13 at San Diego to preserve RHP Tim Lincecum's nohitter. Matched his career-high with five hits on July 24 against the Reds. Batted leadoff for the Giants on August 7 vs. Milwaukee…it marked the first time he started in the leadoff slot in the batting order since July 11, 2008 with Houston. Started the season a perfect 17-for-17 in stolen base attempts, the third-most consecutive stolen bases by a Giants player in a season without a caught stealing since
1974 ...only Stan Javier (22 steals in 1997) and Glenallen Hill (21 steals in 1995) had more...Pence's streak ended on August 8 vs. Milwaukee as he was caught trying to steal 2nd base on a botched hit and run play (Kieschnick at the plate). Hit the longest home run of his career on Aug. 27 at Colorado, hitting a 476-foot two-run shot to left-field off RHP Chad Bettis...marked the second-longest homer in the Majors during 2013 (ATL's Evan Gattis, 486 feet). Recorded a career high seven RBI on Sept. 14 at Los Angeles in SF's 19-3 win...all of Pence's seven RBI
were recorded in the first 5.0 innings and according to Elias, he is only the third Giants player since 1958 to drive in seven runs by the end of the 5th...Jeff Kent drove in seven in the first 4.0 innings against Cincinnati on July 24, 1998, and Jim Ray Hart had seven in the first 5.0 frames July 8, 1970 at Atlanta. During SF's four game series against the Dodgers from Sept. 12-15, he hit .471 (8-for-17) with five HRs and 12 RBI...became the first Giants player since Willie Mays in 1965 to homer in every game of a fourgame series against the Dodgers...his 12 RBI tied Dick Dietz for the most in a single series by a Giants player in SF-era history (since 1958). Was named the NL Player of the Week for Sept. 9-15 after hitting .448 (13-for-29) with one double, six home runs and 19 RBI...marked the third time in his career that he won this award, also winning it in 2010 (Aug. 30-Sept. 5) and 2007 (May 14-20). Recorded his ninth career walk-off hit and first as a Giant on Sept. 29 vs. San Diego with a single off RHP Huston Street. Was named the NL Player of the Month for Sept. as his 11 homers were tied for the most in the league and his 32 RBI topped all NL players...also ranked second with a .667 slugging pct. and 23 runs scored...also won this monthly award once in his career, back in May 2007 when he played for Houston (named Rookie of the Month). Signed a five year contract extension through 2018 with the Giants on the final day of the season.