1915 New York Giants season

1915 New York Giants
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Owner(s) Harry Hempstead
Manager(s) John McGraw
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The 1915 New York Giants season was the franchise's 33rd season. The team finished eighth in the eight-team National League with a record of 69–83, 21 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

Opening day game

Opening day was April 14, 1915, at the Polo Grounds against the Brooklyn Dodgers with 20,000 attendees. Mayor John Purroy Mitchel threw the ceremonial first pitch. The New York Giants Opening Day starting pitcher was Jeff Tesreau. The Giants won 16 to 3.[1]

Regular season

After finishing first in 1911, 1912, and 1913 and second in 1914, the Giants fell to last place in the National League in 1915. Much of the collapse was due to the pitching staff. Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Rube Marquard both struggled through subpar seasons. Marquard would be placed on waivers in August and claimed by the Brooklyn Robins.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 9062 0.592 49–27 41–35
Boston Braves 8369 0.546 7 49–27 34–42
Brooklyn Robins 8072 0.526 10 51–26 29–46
Chicago Cubs 7380 0.477 17½ 42–34 31–46
Pittsburgh Pirates 7381 0.474 18 40–37 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 7281 0.471 18½ 42–36 30–45
Cincinnati Reds 7183 0.461 20 39–37 32–46
New York Giants 6983 0.454 21 37–38 32–45

Record vs. opponents

1915 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 14–8–110–12–115–713–9–17–1415–79–12–2
Brooklyn 8–14–114–811–11–112–813–911–1111–11
Chicago 12–10–18–1413–9–28–147–1413–912–10
Cincinnati 7–1511–11–19–13–29–13–19–1312–10–114–8–1
New York 9–13–18–1214–813–9–17–15–18–1410–12
Philadelphia 14–79–1314–713–915–7–110–1215–7
Pittsburgh 7–1511–119–1310–12–114–812–1010–12–1
St. Louis 12–9–211–1110–128–14–112–107–1512–10–1

Roster

1915 New York Giants
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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
2BLarry Doyle150591189.320470
3BHans Lobert10638697.251038
OFFred Snodgrass8025249.194020
OFGeorge Burns155622169.272351

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
Ben Dyer7194.21100

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
Jeff Tesreau4330619162.29176
Pol Perritt3522012182.6691
Christy Mathewson271868143.5857
Rube Marquard27169983.7379
Fred Herbert217111.066

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
Rube Schauer32105.1283.5065
Rube Benton1060.2352.8226
Art Fromme412.1015.844
Emilio Palmero311.2023.098

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
Hank Ritter222124.6335

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

George Burns

  • #4 in NL in runs scored (83)

Larry Doyle

  • NL leader in batting average (.320)
  • #2 in NL in runs scored (86)

Pol Perritt

  • #3 in NL in losses (18)

Jeff Tesreau

  • #2 in NL in strikeouts (176)

References

  1. "Larry Doyle Hero Of Giants' Opening. Hibernian Slugger Deals Destruction to Brooklyn's German Pitchers. Dodgers Downed, 16 To 3. Happy Crowd of 20,000 Enthuses at Season's First Game at Polo Grounds" (PDF). The New York Times. April 15, 1915. Retrieved 2013-12-25. A brand-new season of national frivolity started on its merry way at the Polo Grounds yesterday, the hilarious inaugural being staged with an abundance of pomp ...


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