1946 New York Giants (MLB) season

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1946 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
Manager(s) Mel Ott
Local radio WMCA
(Jack Brickhouse, Steve Ellis)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 98 58 -- .628
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 60 2 .615
Chicago Cubs 82 71 14.5 .536
Boston Braves 81 72 15.5 .529
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 28 .448
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 30 .435
Pittsburgh Pirates 63 91 34 .409
New York Giants 61 93 36 .396

The 1946 Giants are the original subject of the phrase "nice guys finish last", a condensation of a reference to them by Leo Durocher of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The original quote by Durocher was "The nice guys are all over there, in seventh place." (July 6, 1946),[1][2][3] seventh place being last place in the National League.

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

  • September 16, 1946: Red Kress was released by the Giants.[4]

Roster[edit]

1946 New York Giants
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

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
Graham, JackJack Graham 100 270 59 .219 14 47
Ott, MelMel Ott 31 68 5 .074 1 4
Pike, JessJess Pike 16 41 7 .171 1 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

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

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
Abernathy, WoodyWoody Abernathy 15 1 1 1 3.38 6
Adams, AceAce Adams 3 0 1 0 16.88 3

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Zeke Bonura, Rosy Ryan
and Tom Sheehan
AAA Jersey City Giants International League Bruno Betzel
A Jacksonville Tars Sally League Johnny Hudson
B Trenton Giants Interstate League Earl Wolgamot
B Manchester Giants New England League Hal Gruber
B Richmond Colts Piedmont League Ray Berres
B Anderson A's Tri-State League Bob Richards
C Danville-Schoolfield Leafs Carolina League Herb Brett
C Erie Sailors Middle Atlantic League Steve Mizerak
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Walter Kopp
C Fort Smith Giants Western Association Hugh Willingham
D Bristol Twins Appalachian League Donald Cross
D Peekskill Highlanders North Atlantic League Tony Ravish
D Hickory Rebels North Carolina State League Sammy Bell
D Springfield Giants Ohio State League Donald Ramsay
D Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League Ray Lucas

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Erie, Peekskill[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ N.Y. Journal American, 1946 July 7
  2. ^ The Yale Book of Quotations, Fred R. Shapiro, Yale University Press, 2006, p. 221
  3. ^ Phrases.org.uk
  4. ^ Red Kress page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References[edit]