1911 New York Giants season

1911 New York Giants
1911 National League Champions
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Owner(s) John T. Brush
Manager(s) John McGraw
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The 1911 New York Giants season was the franchise's 29th season. It involved the Giants winning their first of three consecutive National League pennants. They were beaten by the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series.

Led by manager John McGraw, the Giants won the NL by 7½ games. On the offensive side, they finished second in total runs scored. On the defensive side, they allowed the fewest. Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson led the league in ERA, and Rube Marquard had the most strikeouts.

Taken together with the 1912 and 1913 pennant winners, this team is considered one of the greatest of all-time.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 9954 0.647 49–25 50–29
Chicago Cubs 9262 0.597 49–32 43–30
Pittsburgh Pirates 8569 0.552 14½ 48–29 37–40
Philadelphia Phillies 7973 0.520 19½ 42–34 37–39
St. Louis Cardinals 7574 0.503 22 36–38 39–36
Cincinnati Reds 7083 0.458 29 38–42 32–41
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers 6486 0.427 33½ 31–42 33–44
Boston Rustlers 44107 0.291 54 19–54 25–53

Record vs. opponents

1911 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 12–10–15–174–17–17–156–163–197–13–3
Brooklyn 10–12–113–911–115–16–18–13–114–89–11–1
Chicago 17–59–1314–8–111–1115–710–1216–6–2
Cincinnati 17–4–111–118–14–18–1410–1210–12–16–16–3
New York 15–716–5–111–1114–812–1016–615–7
Philadelphia 16–613–8–17–1512–1010–1213–98–13
Pittsburgh 19–314–812–1012–10–16–169–1313–9
St. Louis 13–7–311–9–16–16–216–6–37–1513–89–13

Roster

1911 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Charlie "Victory" Faust

One of the Giants' drawing cards came in the form of unknown pitcher Charlie Faust, whose story was retold by Fred Snodgrass in The Glory of Their Times. Faust was considered something of a "good-luck charm" by manager McGraw, and was used sparingly. In 1911, Faust appeared in just two games for the team, which was the entirety of his major league playing career. As a pitcher, he pitched two innings, giving up one run. As a batter, he tallied one hit by pitch, two stolen bases, and one run scored, in zero at bats.

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
CChief Meyers133391133.332161
1BFred Merkle149541153.2831284
2BLarry Doyle143526163.3101377
3BArt Devlin9526071.273025
SSAl Bridwell7626371.270031
OFJosh Devore149565158.280350
OFFred Snodgrass151534157.294177
OFRed Murray140488142.291378

Other batters

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
Art Fletcher112326104.319137
Buck Herzog6924766.267126
Beals Becker8817245.262120
Art Wilson6610933.303117
Grover Hartley11184.22201
George Burns6171.05900
Mike Donlin12124.33311
Gene Paulette10122.16701
Hank Gowdy441.25000
Admiral Schlei110.00000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Christy Mathewson4530726131.99141
Rube Marquard45277.22472.50237
Red Ames3420511102.68118
Hooks Wiltse30187.11293.2792
Bert Maxwell431122.908

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doc Crandall41198.21552.6394
Bugs Raymond1781.2643.3189
Louis Drucke1575.2444.0442

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Charlie Faust200104.500

1911 World Series

Game 1

October 14, 1911, at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 010 000 000 162
New York 000 100 10x 250
W: Christy Mathewson (1–0)  L: Chief Bender (0–1)

Game 2

October 16, 1911, at Shibe Park in Philadelphia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 010 000 000 153
Philadelphia 100 002 00x 340
W: Eddie Plank (1–0)  L: Rube Marquard (0–1)
HR: PHIHome Run Baker (1)

Game 3

October 17, 1911, at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Philadelphia 000 000 100 02 391
New York 001 000 000 01 235
W: Jack Coombs (1–0)  L: Christy Mathewson (1–1)
HR: PHIHome Run Baker (2)

Game 4

October 24, 1911, at Shibe Park in Philadelphia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 200 000 000 273
Philadelphia 000 310 00x 4111
W: Chief Bender (1–1)  L: Christy Mathewson (1–2)

Game 5

October 25, 1911, at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 003 000 000 0 371
New York 001 000 102 1 492
W: Doc Crandall (1–0)  L: Eddie Plank (1–1)
HR: PHIRube Oldring (1)

Game 6

October 26, 1911, at Shibe Park in Philadelphia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 100 000 001 243
Philadelphia 001 401 70x 13135
W: Chief Bender (2–1)  L: Red Ames (0–1)

References

  1. Neyer, Rob and Eddie Epstein. Baseball Dynasties.
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