1937 New York Giants (MLB) season

1937 New York Giants
National League Champions
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Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
Manager(s) Bill Terry
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The 1937 New York Giants season was the franchise's 55th season. The Giants won the National League pennant. The team went on to lose to the New York Yankees in the 1937 World Series, four games to one.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 9557 0.625 50–25 45–32
Chicago Cubs 9361 0.604 3 46–32 47–29
Pittsburgh Pirates 8668 0.558 10 46–32 40–36
St. Louis Cardinals 8173 0.526 15 45–33 36–40
Boston Bees 7973 0.520 16 43–33 36–40
Brooklyn Dodgers 6291 0.405 33½ 36–39 26–52
Philadelphia Phillies 6192 0.399 34½ 29–45 32–47
Cincinnati Reds 5698 0.364 40 28–51 28–47

Record vs. opponents

1937 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 15–79–1311–1110–1014–811–119–13
Brooklyn 7–158–1412–10–16–1610–1112–107–15–1
Chicago 13–914–814–812–1014–89–1317–5
Cincinnati 11–1110–12–18–148–1411–111–217–15
New York 10–1016–610–1214–815–716–614–8
Philadelphia 8–1411–108–1411–117–1511–115–17–2
Pittsburgh 11–1110–1213–921–16–1611–1114–8
St. Louis 13–915–7–15–1715–78–1417–5–28–14

Notable transactions

Roster

1937 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
CGus Mancuso8628780.279439
1BJohnny McCarthy114420117.2791065
2BBurgess Whitehead152574164.286552
SSDick Bartell128516158.3061462
3BLou Chiozza117439102.232429
OFMel Ott151545160.2943195
OFJimmy Ripple121426135.317566
OFJo-Jo Moore142580180.310657

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
Harry Danning9329284.288851
Wally Berger5919958.2911243
Sam Leslie7219159.309330
Hank Leiber5118454.293432
Kiddo Davis567620.26309
Blondy Ryan217518.240113
Mickey Haslin27428.19005
Ed Madjeski5153.20002
Phil Weintraub693.33301

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Carl Hubbell3932261.22283.20159
Hal Schumacher3829217.213123.60100
Cliff Melton4627248.02092.61142
Harry Gumbert3424200.110113.6865
Slick Castleman2323160.11163.3178

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
Al Smith3385.2544.2041

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
Tom Baker131004.0611
Don Brennan61006.751
Jumbo Brown41001.044
Dick Coffman428333.0430

1937 World Series

Game 1

October 6, 1937, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (N) 000 010 000 162
New York (A) 000 007 01x 870
W: Lefty Gomez (1–0)  L: Carl Hubbell (0–1)
HR: NYYTony Lazzeri (1)

Game 2

October 7, 1937, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (N) 100 000 000 170
New York (A) 000 024 20x 8120
W: Red Ruffing (1–0)  L: Cliff Melton (0–1)

Game 3

October 8, 1937, at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 012 110 000 590
New York (N) 000 000 100 154
W: Monte Pearson (1–0)   L: Hal Schumacher (0–1)   S: Johnny Murphy (1)

Game 4

October 9, 1937, at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 101 000 001 390
New York (N) 060 000 10x 7123
W: Carl Hubbell (1–1)   L: Bump Hadley (0–1)
HR: NYYLou Gehrig (1)

Game 5

October 10, 1937, at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 011 020 000 480
New York (N) 002 000 000 2100
W: Lefty Gomez (2–0)   L: Cliff Melton (0–2)
HR: NYYMyril Hoag (1), Joe DiMaggio (1)    NYGMel Ott (1)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Jersey City Giants International League Travis Jackson
B Richmond Colts Piedmont League Eddie Mooers
C Greenwood Giants Cotton States League Frank Brazill
D Crisfield Crabbers Eastern Shore League Dan Pasquella and Bob Clark
D Blytheville Giants Northeast Arkansas League Herschel Bobo

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Blytheville[3]

Notes

  1. 1 2 Tommy Thevenow page at Baseball Reference
  2. Ed Madjeski page at Baseball Reference
  3. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

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