1952 New York Giants (MLB) season

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1952 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Horace Stoneham
General manager(s)Chub Feeney
Manager(s)Leo Durocher
Local televisionWPIX
(Russ Hodges, Ernie Harwell)
Local radioWMCA
(Russ Hodges, Ernie Harwell)
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The 1952 New York Giants season was the franchise's 70th season. The team finished in second place in the National League with a 92-62 record, 4½ games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 0.627 45–33 51–24
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 50–27 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 0.571 48–29 40–37
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 0.565 47–29 40–38
Chicago Cubs 77 77 0.500 19½ 42–35 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 0.448 27½ 38–39 31–46
Boston Braves 64 89 0.418 32 31–45 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 0.273 54½ 23–54 19–58

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1952 National League Records

Sources:

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

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 3–18–1 12–10 9–13 9–13 9–13 15–7–1 7–15
Brooklyn 18–3–1 13–9–1 17–5 8–14 10–12 19–3 11–11
Chicago 10–12 9–13–1 13–9 10–12 10–12 14–8 11–11
Cincinnati 13–9 5–17 9–13 6–16 10–12 16–6 10–12
New York 13–9 14–8 12–10 16–6 10–12 15–7 12–10
Philadelphia 13–9 12–10 12–10 12–10 12–10 16–6 10–12
Pittsburgh 7–15–1 3–19 8–14 6–16 7–15 6–16 5–17
St. Louis 15–7 11–11 11–11 12–10 10–12 12–10 17–5


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1952 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
C Wes Westrum 114 322 71 .220 14 43
1B Whitey Lockman 154 606 176 .290 13 58
2B Davey Williams 138 540 137 .254 13 55
SS Al Dark 151 589 177 .301 14 73
3B Bobby Thomson 153 608 164 .270 24 108
OF Hank Thompson 128 423 110 .260 17 67
OF Bob Elliott 98 272 62 .228 10 35
OF Don Mueller 126 456 128 .281 12 49

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
Dusty Rhodes 67 176 44 .250 10 36
Sal Yvars 66 151 37 .245 4 18
Willie Mays 34 127 30 .236 4 23
Monte Irvin 46 126 39 .310 4 21
George Wilson 62 112 27 .241 2 16
Bill Rigney 60 90 27 .300 1 14
Clint Hartung 28 78 17 .218 3 8
Bobby Hofman 32 63 18 .286 2 4
Ray Katt 9 27 6 .222 0 1
Chuck Diering 41 23 4 .174 0 2
Bill Howerton 11 15 1 .067 0 1
Daryl Spencer 7 17 5 .294 0 3
Ray Noble 6 5 0 .000 0 0
Dick Wakefield 3 2 0 .000 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
Jim Hearn 37 223.2 14 7 3.78 89
Sal Maglie 35 216 18 8 2.92 112
Larry Jansen 34 167.1 11 11 4.09 74
Jack Harshman 2 6.1 0 2 14.21 6

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
Dave Koslo 41 166.1 10 7 3.19 67
Max Lanier 37 137 7 12 3.94 37
Al Corwin 21 67.2 6 1 2.66 36
Hal Gregg 16 36.1 0 1 4.71 13
Bill Connelly 11 31.2 5 0 4.55 22
Mario Picone 2 9 0 1 7.00 3
Roger Bowman 2 3 0 0 12.00 0

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
Hoyt Wilhelm 71 15 3 11 2.43 108
George Spencer 35 3 5 3 5.55 27
Monte Kennedy 31 3 4 0 3.02 48
George Bamberger 5 0 0 0 9.00 0

Award winners[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Frank Genovese
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Hugh Poland
A Jacksonville Tars Sally League Ben Geraghty
A Sioux City Soos Western League Ray Mueller
B Sunbury Giants Interstate League Skeeter Scalzi and Jim Reggio
B Knoxville Smokies Tri-State League Jack Aragón and Fred Gerken
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Charlie Fox
C Muskogee Giants Western Association Andy Gilbert
D Kingsport Cherokees Appalachian League Harold Kollar
D Moultrie Giants Georgia–Florida League Richie Klaus
D Big Stone Gap Rebels Mountain States League Len Cross
D Statesville Owls North Carolina State League Ed Sokol and Bob Deese
D Pauls Valley Raiders Sooner State League Louis Brower
D Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League Dave Garcia

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eddie Stanky at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bill Howerton at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ 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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