1939 New York Giants (MLB) season

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1939 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York City (since 1883)
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Bill Terry
Manager(s) Bill Terry
Local radio WABC
(Arch McDonald, Garnett Marks, Mel Allen)
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The 1939 New York Giants season was the franchise's 57th season. The team finished in fifth place in the National League with an 77-74 record, 18½ games behind the Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 97 57 0.630 55–25 42–32
St. Louis Cardinals 92 61 0.601 51–27 41–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 69 0.549 12½ 51–27 33–42
Chicago Cubs 84 70 0.545 13 44–34 40–36
New York Giants 77 74 0.510 18½ 41–33 36–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 68 85 0.444 28½ 35–42 33–43
Boston Bees 63 88 0.417 32½ 37–35 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 45 106 0.298 50½ 29–44 16–62


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1939 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

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


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1939 New York Giants roster
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
3B Hafey, TomTom Hafey 70 256 62 .242 6 26

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
Ripple, JimmyJimmy Ripple 66 123 28 .228 1 12
Dickshot, JohnnyJohnny Dickshot 10 34 8 .235 0 5
Hayworth, RayRay Hayworth 5 13 3 .231 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

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
Castleman, SlickSlick Castleman 12 33.2 1 2 4.54 6

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
Brown, JumboJumbo Brown 31 4 0 7 4.15 24
Coffman, DickDick Coffman 28 1 2 3 3.08 9
Gorman, TomTom Gorman 4 0 0 0 7.20 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Jersey City Giants International League Bert Niehoff
B Clinton Giants Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Blondy Ryan
C Fort Smith Giants Western Association Herschel Bobo
D Milford Giants Eastern Shore League Earl Smith and Val Picinich
D Salisbury Giants North Carolina State League Dick Luckey and John Cortuzzo

[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Les Powers page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnny Dickshot page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Jimmy Ripple page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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