1904 New York Giants season

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1904 New York Giants
1904 National League Champions
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Owner(s) John T. Brush
Manager(s) John McGraw
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The 1904 New York Giants season was the 22nd season in franchise history. They led the National League in both runs scored and fewest runs allowed, on their way to 106 wins and the pennant.

The first modern World Series had been played the previous year, but manager John McGraw and owner John T. Brush refused to play the American League champion Boston Americans. They would change their position the following year.

Regular season[edit]

Team photograph

The Giants had little offensive firepower in this pitching-dominated era but scored using a balanced lineup and a lot of small-ball tactics formerly employed by manager McGraw in his playing days. The lineup featured three of the top five stolen base leaders in the majors: Bill Dahlen, Sam Mertes, and Dan McGann.

They also had one of the greatest pitching duos of all-time in Joe McGinnity and Christy Mathewson, who each had arguably the greatest seasons in their Hall of Fame careers. They combined for 68 wins – a 20th-century record for two pitchers on the same team.[1]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 106 47 0.693 56–26 50–21
Chicago Cubs 93 60 0.608 13 49–27 44–33
Cincinnati Reds 88 65 0.575 18 49–27 39–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 66 0.569 19 48–30 39–36
St. Louis Cardinals 75 79 0.487 31½ 39–36 36–43
Brooklyn Superbas 56 97 0.366 50 31–44 25–53
Boston Beaneaters 55 98 0.359 51 34–45 21–53
Philadelphia Phillies 52 100 0.342 53½ 28–43 24–57


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1904 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 9–13 7–15 2–20 11–10–1 8–14 9–13–1
Brooklyn 13–9 5–17 8–14 3–19 13–9 7–14–1 7–15
Chicago 13–9 17–5 13–8–1 11–11–2 15–7 9–13 15–7
Cincinnati 15–7 14–8 8–13–1 10–12–1 16–6 11–11–2 14–8
New York 20–2 19–3 11–11–2 12–10–1 17–4–2 12–10 15–7
Philadelphia 10–11–1 9–13 7–15 6–16 4–17–2 9–13 7–15
Pittsburgh 14–8 14–7–1 13–9 11–11–2 10–12 13–9 12–10
St. Louis 13–9–1 15–7 7–15 8–14 7–15 15–7 10–12


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1904 New York Giants
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Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders Outfielders Manager

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 Jack Warner 86 287 57 .199 1 15
1B Dan McGann 141 517 148 .286 6 71
2B Billy Gilbert 146 478 121 .253 1 54
3B Art Devlin 130 474 133 .281 1 66
SS Bill Dahlen 145 523 140 .268 2 80
OF Roger Bresnahan 109 402 114 .284 5 33
OF George Browne 150 596 169 .284 4 39
OF Sam Mertes 148 532 147 .276 4 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
Frank Bowerman 93 289 67 .232 2 27
Moose McCormick 59 203 54 .266 1 26
Jack Dunn 64 181 56 .309 1 19
Mike Donlin 42 132 37 .280 2 14
Doc Marshall 11 17 6 .353 0 2
John McGraw 5 12 4 .333 0 0
Dan Brouthers 2 5 0 .000 0 0
Jim O'Rourke 1 4 1 .250 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
Joe McGinnity 51 408 35 8 1.61 144
Christy Mathewson 48 367.2 33 12 2.03 212
Dummy Taylor 36 296.1 21 15 2.34 138
Red Ames 16 115 4 6 2.27 93

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
Hooks Wiltse 24 164.2 13 3 2.84 105
Billy Milligan 5 25 0 1 5.40 6
Claude Elliott 3 15 0 1 3.00 8

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
Jack Dunn 1 0 0 0 4.50 1
Frank Bowerman 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

George Browne

  • NL leader in runs scored (99)

Bill Dahlen

  • NL leader in RBI (80)
  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (47)

Christy Mathewson

  • NL leader in strikeouts (212)
  • #2 in NL in wins (33)

Iron Man McGinnity

  • NL leader in wins (35)
  • NL leader in ERA (1.61)
  • NL leader in shutouts (9)

Sam Mertes

  • #2 in NL in RBI (78)
  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (47)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 100, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Doc Marshall page at Baseball Reference

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