1911 New York Giants season

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1911 New York Giants
1911 National League Champions
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Owner(s) John T. Brush
Manager(s) John McGraw
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The 1911 New York Giants season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Giants winning their first of three consecutive National League pennants. They were beaten by the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series.

Led by manager John McGraw, the Giants won the NL by 7½ games. On the offensive side, they finished second in total runs scored. On the defensive side, they allowed the fewest. Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson led the league in ERA, and Rube Marquard had the most strikeouts.

Taken together with the 1912 and 1913 pennant winners, this team is considered one of the greatest of all-time.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Team photo

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 99 54 0.647 49–25 50–29
Chicago Cubs 92 62 0.597 49–32 43–30
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 69 0.552 14½ 48–29 37–40
Philadelphia Phillies 79 73 0.520 19½ 42–34 37–39
St. Louis Cardinals 75 74 0.503 22 36–38 39–36
Cincinnati Reds 70 83 0.458 29 38–42 32–41
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers 64 86 0.427 33½ 31–42 33–44
Boston Rustlers 44 107 0.291 54 19–54 25–53


Roster[edit]

1911 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Charlie "Victory" Faust[edit]

One of the Giants' drawing cards came in the form of unknown pitcher Charlie Faust, whose story was retold by Fred Snodgrass in The Glory of Their Times. Faust was considered something of a "good-luck charm" by manager McGraw, and was used sparingly. In 1911, Faust appeared in just two games for the team, which was the entirety of his major league playing career. As a pitcher, he pitched two innings, giving up one run. As a batter, he tallied one hit by pitch, two stolen bases, and one run scored, in zero at bats.

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 Meyers, ChiefChief Meyers 133 391 133 .332 1 61
1B Merkle, FredFred Merkle 149 541 153 .283 12 84
2B Doyle, LarryLarry Doyle 143 526 163 .310 13 77
3B Devlin, ArtArt Devlin 95 260 71 .273 0 25
SS Bridwell, AlAl Bridwell 76 263 71 .270 0 31
OF Devore, JoshJosh Devore 149 565 158 .280 3 50
OF Snodgrass, FredFred Snodgrass 151 534 157 .294 1 77
OF Murray, RedRed Murray 140 488 142 .291 3 78

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
Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 6 17 1 .059 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 45 307 26 13 1.99 141
Marquard, RubeRube Marquard 45 277.2 24 7 2.50 237
Ames, RedRed Ames 34 205 11 10 2.68 118
Maxwell, BertBert Maxwell 4 31 1 2 2.90 8

Other pitchers[edit]

Bugs Raymond in 1911. He went 6-4 for the Giants before alcoholism led to his release. A year later, he was dead.

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Crandall, DocDoc Crandall 41 198.2 15 5 2.63 94
Raymond, BugsBugs Raymond 17 81.2 6 4 3.31 89
Drucke, LouisLouis Drucke 15 75.2 4 4 4.04 42

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
Faust, CharlieCharlie Faust 2 0 0 10 4.50 0

1911 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1911 World Series
Manager John McGraw and pitcher Christy Mathewson.

Game 1[edit]

October 14, 1911 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 x 2 5 0
W: Christy Mathewson (1-0)  L: Chief Bender (0-1)

Game 2[edit]

October 16, 1911 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 x 3 4 0
W: Eddie Plank (1-0)  L: Rube Marquard (0-1)
HR: PHIHome Run Baker (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 17, 1911 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 9 1
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5
W: Jack Coombs (1-0)  L: Christy Mathewson (1-1)
HR: PHIHome Run Baker (2)

Game 4[edit]

October 24, 1911 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 3
Philadelphia 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 x 4 11 1
W: Chief Bender (1-1)  L: Christy Mathewson (1-2)

Game 5[edit]

October 25, 1911 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 9 2
W: Doc Crandall (1-0)  L: Eddie Plank (1-1)
HR: PHIRube Oldring (1)

Game 6[edit]

October 26, 1911 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 3
Philadelphia 0 0 1 4 0 1 7 0 x 13 13 5
W: Chief Bender (2-1)  L: Red Ames (0-1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neyer, Rob and Eddie Epstein. Baseball Dynasties.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Chicago Cubs
1910
National League Championship Season
1911
Succeeded by
New York Giants
1912