1913 New York Giants season

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1913 New York Giants
1913 National League Champions
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Owner(s) Harry Hempstead
Manager(s) John McGraw
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The 1913 New York Giants season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Giants winning the National League pennant for the third consecutive year. Led by manager John McGraw, the Giants dominated the NL and finished 12½ games in front of the second place Philadelphia Phillies. They were beaten by the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1913 World Series.

Ace pitcher Christy Mathewson went 25-11 and led the NL with a 2.06 ERA. Rube Marquard and Jeff Tesreau also won over 20 games, and the Giants easily allowed the fewest runs of any team in the league.

Taken together with the 1911 and 1912 pennant winners, this team is considered one of the greatest of all-time.[1] The roster was basically unchanged from 1912.

Regular season[edit]

The Giants' opening day line-up at the Polo Grounds

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 101 51 0.664 54–23 47–28
Philadelphia Phillies 88 63 0.583 12½ 43–33 45–30
Chicago Cubs 88 65 0.575 13½ 51–25 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 71 0.523 21½ 41–35 37–36
Boston Braves 69 82 0.457 31½ 34–40 35–42
Brooklyn Dodgers 65 84 0.436 34½ 29–47 36–37
Cincinnati Reds 64 89 0.418 37½ 32–44 32–45
St. Louis Cardinals 51 99 0.340 49 25–48 26–51


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1913 New York Giants roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 120 378 118 .312 3 47
1B Merkle, FredFred Merkle 153 563 147 .261 3 69
2B Doyle, LarryLarry Doyle 132 482 135 .280 5 73
OF Snodgrass, FredFred Snodgrass 141 457 133 .291 3 49
OF Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 150 605 173 .286 2 54

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
Thorpe, JimJim Thorpe 19 35 5 .143 1 2
Grant, EddieEddie Grant 27 20 4 .200 0 1
Groh, HeinieHeinie Groh 4 2 0 .000 0 0
Merritt, JohnJohn Merritt 1 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 40 306 25 11 2.06 93
Marquard, RubeRube Marquard 42 288 23 10 2.50 151
Tesreau, JeffJeff Tesreau 41 282 22 13 2.17 167
Demaree, AlAl Demaree 31 199.2 13 4 2.21 76
Hearn, BunnyBunny Hearn 2 13 1 1 2.77 8

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
Fromme, ArtArt Fromme 26 112.1 11 6 4.01 50
Ames, RedRed Ames 8 41.2 2 1 2.16 30
Schauer, RubeRube Schauer 3 12 0 1 7.50 7

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
Crandall, DocDoc Crandall 35 4 4 6 2.86 42
Wiltse, HooksHooks Wiltse 17 0 0 3 1.56 25

1913 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1913 World Series

Game 1[edit]

October 7, 1913 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 6 11 1
New York 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 11 0
W: Chief Bender (1-0)  L: Rube Marquard (0-1)
HR: PHIFrank Baker (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 8, 1913 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 2
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
W: Christy Mathewson (1-0)  L: Eddie Plank (0-1)

Game 3[edit]

October 9, 1913 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8 12 1
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 1
W: Bullet Joe Bush (1-0)  L: Jeff Tesreau (0-1)
HR: PHIWally Schang (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 10, 1913 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 8 2
Philadelphia 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 x 6 9 0
W: Chief Bender (2-0)  L: Al Demaree (0-1)
HR: NYGFred Merkle (1)

Game 5[edit]

October 11, 1913 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neyer, Rob and Eddie Epstein. Baseball Dynasties.
  2. ^ Ben Dyer page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Hank Ritter page at Baseball-Reference

External links[edit]

Preceded by
New York Giants
1912
National League Championship Season
1913
Succeeded by
Boston Braves
1914