Shawon Dunston will begin his 11th season working with San Francisco's coaching staff. Dunston will remain as overseer of the team's replay system and works closely with other members of the staff on all aspects of on-field instruction.
The two-time All-Star (1988 & 1990) owned a .269 career batting average with 150 home runs and 668 RBI in 1,814 games while logging 18 seasons in the big leagues with Chicago-NL (1985-95, 1997), San Francisco (1996, 1998, 2001-02), Pittsburgh (1997), Cleveland (1998), St. Louis (1999, 2000) and New York-NL (1999). The 55-year-old was the first overall pick in the 1982 MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs. He made his Major League debut on April 9, 1985 vs. Pittsburgh. He played four seasons with San Francisco and hit .270 with 18 homers and 67 RBI in 278 games. His only World Series appearance came with the Giants in 2002. Dunston won the Giants' Willie Mac Award in 1996 in what was his first season in San Francisco
A three-time baseball All-Star and two-time MVP at Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, NY, Dunston had a .790 batting average with 10 home runs and stole 37 bases in 26 games in his senior season at Thomas Jefferson. Dunston was inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017.
Dunston and his wife, Tracie, have three daughters (Whitnie, Jasmine and I'Sha) and one son (Shawon Jr.).