1905 New York Giants season

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1905 New York Giants
1905 National League Champions
1905 World Series Champions
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Owner(s) John T. Brush
Manager(s) John McGraw
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The 1905 New York Giants won their second consecutive National League pennant. They beat the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series. This team featured three Hall of Fame players – catcher Roger Bresnahan, and pitchers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity – along with Hall of Fame manager John McGraw.

Regular season[edit]

Mathewson won the pitching triple crown and then had one of the greatest World Series performances of all-time, with three shutouts in six days. Only six men pitched for the Giants in 1905. The offense, led by "Turkey" Mike Donlin, scored the most runs in the majors.

On June 29, Archie "Moonlight" Graham, made famous through the novel Shoeless Joe and subsequent movie "Field of Dreams", made his lone major league appearance.[1]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 105 48 0.686 54–21 51–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 57 0.627 9 49–28 47–29
Chicago Cubs 92 61 0.601 13 54–25 38–36
Philadelphia Phillies 83 69 0.546 21½ 39–36 44–33
Cincinnati Reds 79 74 0.516 26 50–28 29–46
St. Louis Cardinals 58 96 0.377 47½ 32–45 26–51
Boston Beaneaters 51 103 0.331 54½ 29–46 22–57
Brooklyn Superbas 48 104 0.316 56½ 29–47 19–57


Roster[edit]

1905 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 Bresnahan, RogerRoger Bresnahan 104 331 100 .302 0 46
1B McGann, DanDan McGann 136 491 147 .299 5 75
2B Gilbert, BillyBilly Gilbert 115 376 93 .247 0 24
3B Devlin, ArtArt Devlin 153 525 129 .246 2 61
SS Dahlen, BillBill Dahlen 148 520 126 .242 7 81
OF Donlin, MikeMike Donlin 150 606 216 .356 7 80

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
Bowerman, FrankFrank Bowerman 98 297 80 .269 3 41
Clarke, BoileryardBoileryard Clarke 31 50 9 .180 1 4
Graham, MoonlightMoonlight Graham 1 0 0 ---- 0 0
McGraw, JohnJohn McGraw 3 0 0 ---- 0 0

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
Mathewson, ChristyChristy Mathewson 43 338.2 31 9 1.28 206
McGinnity, JoeJoe McGinnity 46 320.1 21 15 2.87 125
Ames, RedRed Ames 34 262.2 22 8 2.74 198
Taylor, DummyDummy Taylor 32 213.1 16 9 2.66 91
Wiltse, HooksHooks Wiltse 32 197 15 6 2.47 120

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
Elliott, ClaudeClaude Elliott 10 0 1 6 4.03 20

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Red Ames

  • #2 in NL in strikeouts (198)
  • #3 in NL in wins (22)

Art Devlin

  • MLB leader in stolen bases (59)

Mike Donlin

  • MLB leader in runs scored (124)
  • #3 in NL in batting average (.356)
  • #3 in NL in slugging percentage (.495)

Christy Mathewson

  • MLB leader in wins (31)
  • MLB leader in ERA (1.28)
  • NL leader in strikeouts (206)

Joe McGinnity

  • #4 in NL in wins (21)

Sam Mertes

  • #2 in NL in RBI (108)
  • #4 in NL in stolen bases (52)

1905 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1905 World Series

NL New York Giants (4) vs AL Philadelphia Athletics (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 New York Giants – 3, Philadelphia Athletics – 0 October 9 Columbia Park 17,995
2 Philadelphia Athletics – 3, New York Giants – 0 October 10 Polo Grounds 24,992
3 New York Giants – 9, Philadelphia Athletics – 0 October 12 Columbia Park 10,991
4 Philadelphia Athletics – 0, New York Giants – 1 October 13 Polo Grounds 13,598
5 Philadelphia Athletics – 0, New York Giants – 2 October 14 Polo Grounds 24,187

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