1954 New York Giants (MLB) season

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1954 New York Giants
World Series Champions
National League champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York City (since 1883)
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Chub Feeney
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local television WPIX
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
Local radio WMCA
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
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The 1954 New York Giants season was the franchise's 72nd season. The Giants won the National League pennant with a record of 97 wins and 57 losses and then defeated the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • September 22, 1954: In a game against the New York Giants, Karl Spooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers struck out 15 batters in his very first game, setting a Major League record.[6]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 97 57 0.630 53–23 44–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 0.597 5 45–32 47–30
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 0.578 8 43–34 46–31
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 0.487 22 39–39 36–40
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 0.481 23 41–36 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 25 33–44 39–38
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 33 40–37 24–53
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 0.344 44 31–46 22–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1954 National League Records

Sources:

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

Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 15–7 16–6 10–12 9–13 13–9 15–7 14–8
Chicago 7–15 8–14 6–16 7–15 7–15 15–7 14–8
Cincinnati 6–16 14–8 10–12 7–15 14–8 15–7 8–14
Milwaukee 12–10 16–6 12–10 10–12 13–9 14–8 12–10
New York 13–9 15–7 15–7 12–10 16–6 14–8 12–10
Philadelphia 9–13 15–7 8–14 9–13 6–16 16–6 12–10
Pittsburgh 7–15 7–15 7–15 8–14 8–14 6–16 10–12
St. Louis 8–14 8–14 14–8 10–12 10–12 10–12 12–10


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1954 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
Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes 82 164 56 .341 15 50
Castleman, FosterFoster Castleman 13 12 3 .250 0 1
Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 5 11 3 .273 0 1
Amalfitano, JoeyJoey Amalfitano 9 5 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
Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli 39 258.2 21 7 2.30 152
Gómez, RubénRubén Gómez 37 221.2 17 9 2.88 106

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
Hearn, JimJim Hearn 29 130 8 8 4.15 45

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
Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm 57 12 4 7 2.10 64
Grissom, MarvMarv Grissom 56 10 7 19 2.35 64
McCall, WindyWindy McCall 33 2 5 2 3.25 38
Corwin, AlAl Corwin 20 1 3 0 4.02 14
Monzant, RamónRamón Monzant 6 0 0 0 4.70 5
Giel, PaulPaul Giel 6 0 0 0 8.31 4

1954 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1954 World Series

The New York Giants swept the Cleveland Indians in what would be their final World Series win in New York.

It was the first time the Cleveland Indians had been swept in a World Series. The only highlight for the Indians was that they kept the Yankees from winning their sixth straight series. The last time the Yankees had not won the series or pennant beforehand was 1948, when, again, the Indians kept them out (although that year, they won the Series). It was also the only World Series from 1949 to 1958 which did not feature the Yankees.

Game 1[edit]

September 29, 1954 at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Cleveland (A) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
New York (N) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 3
W: Marv Grissom (1–0)   L: Bob Lemon (0–1)
HR: NYGDusty Rhodes (1)

Game 2[edit]

September 30, 1954 at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland (A) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
New York (N) 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 x 3 4 0
W: Johnny Antonelli (1–0)   L: Early Wynn (0–1)
HR: CLEAl Smith (1)    NYGDusty Rhodes (2)

Game 3[edit]

October 1, 1954 at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (N) 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 10 1
Cleveland (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 2
W: Ruben Gomez (1–0)  L: Mike Garcia (0–1)   S: Hoyt Wilhelm (1)
HR: CLEVic Wertz (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 2, 1954 at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (N) 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 7 10 3
Cleveland (A) 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 6 2
W: Don Liddle (1–0)  L: Bob Lemon (0–2)   S: Johnny Antonelli (1)
HR: CLEHank Majeski (1)

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Bill Rigney
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Hugh Poland
A Sioux City Soos Western League Dave Garcia
B Danville Leafs Carolina League Andy Gilbert
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Charlie Fox
C Muskogee Giants Western Association John Davenport
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Red Davis
D Danville Dans Mississippi–Ohio Valley League Richie Klaus
D Olean Giants PONY League Austin Knickerbocker and Frank Genovese
D Shelby Clippers Tar Heel League Harold Kollar

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Danville (M-OV)

Tar Heel League disbanded, June 21, 1954[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chuck Diering at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Lee Tate at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ a b John Anderson at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Joey Amalfitano at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Ramón Conde at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Seidel, Jeff (June 9, 2010). "K street: Strasburg racks up the strikeouts". MLB.com. Retrieved June 13, 2010. 
  7. ^ Tony Taylor at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Joe Garagiola at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male)
  10. ^ 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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