1955 New York Giants (MLB) season

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1955 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
Manager(s) Leo Durocher, Bill Rigney
Local television WPIX
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
Local radio WMCA
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 -- .641
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 13.5 .552
New York Giants 80 74 18.5 .519
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 21.5 .500
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 23.5 .487
Chicago Cubs 72 81 26 .471
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 30.5 .442
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 38.5 .390

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1955 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
1B Harris, GailGail Harris 79 263 61 .232 12 36
3B Thompson, HankHank Thompson 135 432 106 .245 17 63
SS Dark, AlvinAlvin Dark 115 475 134 .282 9 45

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
Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes 94 187 57 .305 6 32
Taylor, BillBill Taylor 65 64 17 .266 4 12
Castleman, FosterFoster Castleman 15 28 6 .214 2 4

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
Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli 38 235.1 14 16 3.33 143
Gómez, RubénRubén Gómez 33 185.1 9 10 4.56 79
Burnside, PetePete Burnside 2 12.2 1 0 2.84 2

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
Liddle, DonDon Liddle 33 106.1 10 4 4.23 56

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
Giel, PaulPaul Giel 34 4 4 0 3.39 47
Corwin, AlAl Corwin 13 0 1 0 4.01 13
Spencer, GeorgeGeorge Spencer 1 0 0 0 5.40 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Bill Rigney
AA Dallas Eagles Texas League Red Davis
A Wilkes-Barre Barons/
Johnstown Johnnies
Eastern League Mike McCormick
A Sioux City Soos Western League John Davenport
B Danville Leafs Carolina League Andy Gilbert
C El Dorado Oilers Cotton States League Salty Parker
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Charlie Fox
D Sandersville Giants Georgia State League Pete Pavlick
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Dave Garcia
D Muskogee Giants Sooner State League Richie Klaus

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Minneapolis, Danville, St. Cloud; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Sandersville

Wilkes-Barre franchise transferred to Johnstown and renamed, July 1, 1955[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall Bridges page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ 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]