1888 New York Giants season

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1888 New York Giants
1888 National League Championship
1888 World Series Champions
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Owner(s) John B. Day
Manager(s) Jim Mutrie
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The 1888 New York Giants season was the franchise's 6th season.

Claiming six future Hall of Famers (Roger Connor, Mickey Welch, Buck Ewing, Tim Keefe, Jim O'Rourke, and John Montgomery Ward), the team won the National League pennant by nine games and defeated the St. Louis Browns in the "World's Championship."

Keefe led the league in several major statistical categories, including wins, winning percentage, strikeouts, and earned run average.

Regular season[edit]

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Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 84 47 0.641 44–23 40–24
Chicago White Stockings 77 58 0.570 9 43–27 34–31
Philadelphia Quakers 69 61 0.531 14½ 37–29 32–32
Boston Beaneaters 70 64 0.522 15½ 36–30 34–34
Detroit Wolverines 68 63 0.519 16 40–26 28–37
Pittsburg Alleghenys 66 68 0.493 19½ 37–30 29–38
Indianapolis Hoosiers 50 85 0.370 36 31–35 19–50
Washington Nationals 48 86 0.358 37½ 26–38 22–48


Roster[edit]

1888 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Ewing, BuckBuck Ewing 103 415 127 .306 6 58
1B Connor, RogerRoger Connor 134 481 140 .291 14 71
2B Richardson, DannyDanny Richardson 135 561 127 .226 8 61
SS Ward, JohnJohn Ward 122 510 128 .251 2 49
3B Whitney, ArtArt Whitney 90 328 72 .220 1 28
OF O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke 107 409 112 .274 4 50
OF Tiernan, MikeMike Tiernan 113 443 130 .293 9 52
OF Slattery, MikeMike Slattery 103 391 96 .246 1 35

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Gore, GeorgeGeorge Gore 64 254 56 .220 2 17
Brown, WilliamWilliam Brown 20 59 16 .271 0 6

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Keefe, TimTim Keefe 51 434.1 35 12 1.74 335
Welch, MickeyMickey Welch 47 425.1 26 19 1.93 167
Titcomb, CannonballCannonball Titcomb 23 197 14 8 2.24 129
Crane, EdEd Crane 12 92.2 5 6 2.43 58
George, BillBill George 4 33.2 2 1 1.34 26
Wiedman, StumpStump Wiedman 2 18 1 1 3.50 5

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ewing, BuckBuck Ewing 2 0 0 0 2.57 6

1888 World Series[edit]

The Giants beat the American Association champion St. Louis Browns in the World Series, six games to four.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Detroit Wolverines
1887
National League Championship Season
1888
Succeeded by
New York Giants
1889