1912 New York Giants season

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1912 New York Giants
1912 National League Champions
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Owner(s) John T. Brush
Manager(s) John McGraw
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The 1912 New York Giants season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Giants winning the National League pennant. However, they were beaten by the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. Fred Snodgrass took most of the blame, as he dropped a key fly ball in the deciding contest, but in actuality, there were a number of errors besides that.

Led by manager John McGraw, the Giants dominated the NL. On the offensive side, they easily led the league in runs scored. Larry Doyle finished fourth in the batting race and was voted league MVP. Chief Meyers had one of the greatest offensive seasons ever for a catcher and was second in batting.

They had arguably the best pitching staff, too. Jeff Tesreau, Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson, and Red Ames finished 1-2-5 in league ERA. Rube Marquard's 18-game winning streak was the top story in baseball.

Taken together with the 1911 and 1913 pennant winners, this team is considered one of the greatest of all-time.[1] It also makes up a good portion of The Glory of Their Times - Marquard, Meyers, and Snodgrass were three of the players interviewed.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 103 48 0.682 49–25 54–23
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 58 0.616 10 44–31 49–27
Chicago Cubs 91 59 0.607 11½ 46–30 45–29
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 0.490 29 45–32 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 73 79 0.480 30½ 34–41 39–38
St. Louis Cardinals 63 90 0.412 41 37–40 26–50
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers 58 95 0.379 46 33–43 25–52
Boston Braves 52 101 0.340 52 31–47 21–54


Roster[edit]

1912 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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 126 371 133 .358 6 54
1B Merkle, FredFred Merkle 129 479 148 .309 11 84
2B Doyle, LarryLarry Doyle 143 558 184 .330 10 90
3B Herzog, BuckBuck Herzog 140 482 127 .263 2 47
SS Fletcher, ArtArt Fletcher 129 419 118 .282 1 57
OF Snodgrass, FredFred Snodgrass 146 535 144 .269 3 69
OF Murray, RedRed Murray 143 549 152 .277 3 92
OF Becker, BealsBeals Becker 125 402 106 .264 6 58

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

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 43 310 23 12 2.12 134
Marquard, RubeRube Marquard 43 294.2 26 11 2.57 175
Tesreau, JeffJeff Tesreau 36 243 17 7 1.96 119
Ames, RedRed Ames 33 179 11 5 2.46 83

Other 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
Crandall, DocDoc Crandall 37 162 13 7 3.61 60
Bader, LoreLore Bader 2 10 2 0 0.90 3

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

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Rube Marquard

  • NL leader in wins (26)
  • #3 in NL in strikeouts (175)

Christy Mathewson

  • #2 in NL in ERA (2.12)
  • #2 in NL in complete games (27)
  • #4 in NL in wins (23)

Chief Meyers

  • NL leader in on-base percentage (.441)
  • #2 in NL in batting average (.358)
  • #4 in NL in slugging percentage (.477)

Red Murray

  • #4 in NL in stolen bases (38)

Fred Snodgrass

  • #3 in NL in stolen bases (43)

Jeff Tesreau

  • NL leader in ERA (1.96)

1912 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1912 World Series

AL Boston Red Sox (4) vs. NL New York Giants (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Boston Red Sox - 4, New York Giants - 3, October 8 Polo Grounds 35,730
2 New York Giants - 6, Boston Red Sox - 6 October 9 Fenway Park 30,148
3 New York Giants - 2, Boston Red Sox - 1 October 10 Fenway Park 34,624
4 Boston Red Sox - 3, New York Giants - 1 October 11 Polo Grounds 36,502
5 New York Giants - 1, Boston Red Sox - 2 October 12 Fenway Park 34,683
6 Boston Red Sox - 2, New York Giants - 5 October 14 Polo Grounds 30,622
7 New York Giants - 11, Boston Red Sox - 4 October 15 Fenway Park 32,694
8 New York Giants - 2, Boston Red Sox - 3 October 16 Fenway Park 17,034

References[edit]

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

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