1917 New York Giants season

1917 New York Giants
1917 National League Champions
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Owner(s) Harry Hempstead
Manager(s) John McGraw
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The 1917 New York Giants season was the franchise's 35th season. It involved the Giants winning the National League pennant for the first time in four years. The team went on to lose to the Chicago White Sox in the 1917 World Series, four games to two.

Regular season

New York had no real superstars, but they had a very balanced roster and led the league in both runs scored and fewest runs allowed.

Third baseman Heinie Zimmerman had a fine offensive season, pacing the circuit in runs batted in, but suffered through an embarrassment in the World Series. A third baseman, Zimmerman had the unfortunate task of chasing White Sox star Eddie Collins across home plate when there was no one to throw to. The Giants lost in six games.

Between July 31 and August 10, the Giants hit at least one triple in each of 11 consecutive games, the longest such streak in franchise history (considering records from 1914 onwards).[1]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 9856 0.636 50–28 48–28
Philadelphia Phillies 8765 0.572 10 46–29 41–36
St. Louis Cardinals 8270 0.539 15 38–38 44–32
Cincinnati Reds 7876 0.506 20 39–38 39–38
Chicago Cubs 7480 0.481 24 35–42 39–38
Boston Braves 7281 0.471 25½ 35–42 37–39
Brooklyn Robins 7081 0.464 26½ 36–38 34–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 51103 0.331 47 25–53 26–50

Record vs. opponents

1917 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 13–9–111–1110–12–27–1511–1114–86–15–1
Brooklyn 9–13–17–1510–129–13–29–11–116–6–110–11
Chicago 11–1115–78–14–17–15–16–16–117–510–12
Cincinnati 12–10–212–1014–8–111–118–1412–109–13
New York 15–713–9–215–7–111–1114–816–6–114–8
Philadelphia 11–1111–9–116–6–114–88–1414–813–9
Pittsburgh 8–146–16–15–1710–126–16–18–148–14–1
St. Louis 15–6–111–1012–1013–98–149–1314–8–1

Notable transactions

Roster

1917 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

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
CBill Rariden10126672.271025
1BWalter Holke153527146.277255
2BBuck Herzog11441798.235231
3BHeinie Zimmerman150585174.2975102
SSArt Fletcher151557145.260462
OFBenny Kauff153559172.308568
OFDave Robertson142532138.2591255
OFGeorge Burns152597180.302545

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
Lew McCarty5616240.247220
Jimmy Smith369622.22908
George Gibson358214.17105
Pete Kilduff317816.205113
Jim Thorpe265711.19304
Joe Wilhoit345017.34009

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
Ferdie Schupp362722171.95147
Slim Sallee34215.21872.1754
Pol Perritt352151771.8872
Rube Benton352151592.7270
Jeff Tesreau33183.21383.0985
Al Demaree1578.1452.6423

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
Fred Anderson38162881.4469

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
George Smith140302.8416
Jim Middleton131112.759

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Fred Anderson

  • MLB leader in ERA (1.44)

George Burns

  • NL leader in runs scored (103)
  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (40)
  • #3 in NL in on-base percentage (.380)

Benny Kauff

  • #3 in NL in runs scored (89)
  • #3 in NL in stolen bases (30)
  • #4 in NL in batting average (.308)

Pol Perritt

  • #3 in NL in ERA (1.88)

Dave Robertson

  • MLB leader in home runs (12)

Ferdie Schupp

  • #4 in NL in wins (21)
  • #4 in NL in ERA (1.95)
  • #4 in NL in strikeouts (147)

Heinie Zimmerman

  • NL leader in RBI (102)

1917 World Series

Game 1

October 6, 1917, at Comiskey Park in Chicago

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 000 010 000 171
Chicago 001 100 00x 271
W: Eddie Cicotte (1–0)  L: Slim Sallee (0–1)
HR: CHIHappy Felsch (1)

Game 2

October 7, 1917, at Comiskey Park in Chicago

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 020 000 000 281
Chicago 020 050 00x 7141
W: Red Faber (1–0)  L: Fred Anderson (0–1)

Game 3

October 10, 1917, at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 000 000 000 053
New York 000 200 00x 282
W: Rube Benton (1–0)  L: Eddie Cicotte (1–1)

Game 4

October 11, 1917, at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 000 000 000 070
New York 000 110 12x 5101
W: Ferdie Schupp (1–0)  L: Red Faber (1–1)
HR: NYGBenny Kauff (1), Benny Kauff (2)

Game 5

October 13, 1917, at Comiskey Park in Chicago

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 200 200 100 5123
Chicago 001 001 33x 8146
W: Red Faber (2–1)  L: Slim Sallee (0–2)

Game 6

October 15, 1917, at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 000 300 001 471
New York 000 020 000 263
W: Red Faber (3–1)  L: Rube Benton (1–1)

References

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