1912 New York Giants season

1912 New York Giants
1912 National League Champions
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Owner(s) John T. Brush
Manager(s) John McGraw
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The 1912 New York Giants season was the franchise's 30th season. It involved the Giants winning the National League pennant. They were beaten by the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. Fred Snodgrass took most of the blame, as he dropped a fly ball in the deciding contest, and there were other causes.

Led by manager John McGraw, the Giants dominated the NL, opening the season 54-11 and building a 16 1/2-game lead by July 3. On the offensive side, they easily led the league in runs scored. Larry Doyle finished fourth in the batting race and was voted league MVP. Chief Meyers had one of the greatest offensive seasons ever for a catcher and was second in batting.

They had arguably the best pitching staff, too. Jeff Tesreau, Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson, and Red Ames finished 1–2–5 in league ERA. Rube Marquard's 18-game winning streak was the top story in baseball.

Taken together with the 1911 and 1913 pennant winners, this team is considered one of the greatest of all-time.[1] It also makes up a good portion of The Glory of Their Times – Marquard, Meyers, and Snodgrass were three of the players interviewed.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 10348 0.682 49–25 54–23
Pittsburgh Pirates 9358 0.616 10 44–31 49–27
Chicago Cubs 9159 0.607 11½ 46–30 45–29
Cincinnati Reds 7578 0.490 29 45–32 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 7379 0.480 30½ 34–41 39–38
St. Louis Cardinals 6390 0.412 41 37–40 26–50
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers 5895 0.379 46 33–43 25–52
Boston Braves 52101 0.340 52 31–47 21–54

Record vs. opponents

1912 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–135–1711–113–18–110–124–18–110–12
Brooklyn 13–95–176–166–169–138–1411–10
Chicago 17–517–511–10–113–9–110–108–1315–7
Cincinnati 11–1116–610–11–16–16–18–1411–1113–9
New York 18–3–116–69–13–116–6–117–512–815–7
Philadelphia 12–1013–910–1014–85–178–1411–11
Pittsburgh 18–4–114–813–811–118–1214–815–7
St. Louis 12–1010–117–159–137–1511–117–15

Roster

1912 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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 Meyers126371133.358654
1BFred Merkle129479148.3091184
2BLarry Doyle143558184.3301090
3BBuck Herzog140482127.263247
SSArt Fletcher129419118.282157
OFFred Snodgrass146535144.269369
OFRed Murray143549152.277392
OFBeals Becker125402106.264658

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
Josh Devore10632790.275237
Tillie Shafer7816347.288024
Art Wilson6512135.289320

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 Mathewson4331023122.12134
Rube Marquard43294.226112.57175
Jeff Tesreau362431771.96119
Red Ames331791152.4683

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 Crandall371621373.6160
Hooks Wiltse28134963.1658
Lore Bader210200.903

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

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Rube Marquard

  • NL leader in wins (26)
  • #3 in NL in strikeouts (175)

Christy Mathewson

  • #2 in NL in ERA (2.12)
  • #2 in NL in complete games (27)
  • #4 in NL in wins (23)

Chief Meyers

  • NL leader in on-base percentage (.441)
  • #2 in NL in batting average (.358)
  • #4 in NL in slugging percentage (.477)

Red Murray

  • #4 in NL in stolen bases (38)

Fred Snodgrass

  • #3 in NL in stolen bases (43)

Jeff Tesreau

  • NL leader in ERA (1.96)

1912 World Series

AL Boston Red Sox (4) vs. NL New York Giants (3)

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1Boston Red Sox – 4, New York Giants – 3,October 8Polo Grounds35,730
2New York Giants – 6, Boston Red Sox – 6October 9Fenway Park30,148
3New York Giants – 2, Boston Red Sox – 1October 10Fenway Park34,624
4Boston Red Sox – 3, New York Giants – 1October 11Polo Grounds36,502
5New York Giants – 1, Boston Red Sox – 2October 12Fenway Park34,683
6Boston Red Sox – 2, New York Giants – 5October 14Polo Grounds30,622
7New York Giants – 11, Boston Red Sox – 4October 15Fenway Park32,694
8New York Giants – 2, Boston Red Sox – 3October 16Fenway Park17,034

References

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


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