1955 New York Giants (MLB) season

1955 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Chub Feeney
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local television WPIX
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
Local radio WMCA
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
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The 1955 New York Giants season was the franchise's 73rd season. The team finished in third place in the National League with an 80-74 record, 18½ games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers. The season ended with the Phillies turning a triple play with the winning run at home plate.[1][2]


Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 9855 0.641 56–21 42–34
Milwaukee Braves 8569 0.552 13½ 46–31 39–38
New York Giants 8074 0.519 18½ 44–35 36–39
Philadelphia Phillies 7777 0.500 21½ 46–31 31–46
Cincinnati Redlegs 7579 0.487 23½ 46–31 29–48
Chicago Cubs 7281 0.471 26 43–33 29–48
St. Louis Cardinals 6886 0.442 30½ 41–36 27–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 6094 0.390 38½ 36–39 24–55

Record vs. opponents

1955 National League Records

Brooklyn 14–7–112–1015–713–916–614–814–8
New York9–1310–1213–98–1410–1217–513–9
St. Louis8–148–1411–1111–119–139–1312–10


1955 New York Giants
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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
1BGail Harris7926361.2321236
3BHank Thompson135432106.2451763
SSAlvin Dark115475134.282945

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
Dusty Rhodes9418757.305632
Bill Taylor656417.266412
Foster Castleman15286.21424


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
Johnny Antonelli38235.114163.33143
Rubén Gómez33185.19104.5679
Pete Burnside212.2102.842

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
Don Liddle33106.11044.2356

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
Paul Giel344403.3947
Al Corwin130104.0113
George Spencer10005.400

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Bill Rigney
AA Dallas Eagles Texas League Red Davis
A Wilkes-Barre Barons/
Johnstown Johnnies
Eastern League Mike McCormick
A Sioux City Soos Western League John Davenport
B Danville Leafs Carolina League Andy Gilbert
C El Dorado Oilers Cotton States League Salty Parker
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Charlie Fox
D Sandersville Giants Georgia State League Pete Pavlick
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Dave Garcia
D Muskogee Giants Sooner State League Richie Klaus

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Minneapolis, Danville, St. Cloud; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Sandersville

Wilkes-Barre franchise transferred to Johnstown and renamed, July 1, 1955[4]


  1. "Mays Hits 51st HR As Giants, Phils Split: Triple Play in Ninth Inning Of Nightcap Robs New York of Sweep". Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP). September 26, 1955. p. 22. Retrieved July 4, 2016. It was an inglorious finish, as the Phils got the final three outs in the ninth inning on a triple play after New York had two runners on with none out.
  2. "Philadelphia Phillies 3, New York Giants 1 (2)". retrosheet.org. September 25, 1955. Retrieved July 4, 2016. Hofman lined into a triple play (shortstop to second to first) [Amalfitano out at second, Lockman out at first][.]
  3. Marshall Bridges at Baseball Reference
  4. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007


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