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1916 New York Giants season

1916 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Polo Grounds (since 1911)
  • New York, New York (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Harry Hempstead
    Manager(s) John McGraw
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    File:Mayor John P. Mitchel at Polo Grounds.jpg
    John Purroy Mitchel, the Mayor of New York throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Opening Day game of the 1916 New York Giants season at the Polo Grounds on April 20, 1916

    The 1916 New York Giants season was the franchise's 34th season. The team finished in fourth place in the National League with an 86-66 record, 7 games behind the Brooklyn Robins. This season introduced a new uniform design.[1]

    Opening day games

    The first game of the home season was on April 20, 1916 at the Polo Grounds. John Purroy Mitchel threw the ceremonial first pitch.[1]

    Regular season

    The 1916 Giants set a major league record with the longest streak by a team of consecutive games without a loss: 27 games. The Giants won 26 of games and had one tie between September 7 to 30.[2] Earlier in the season, the Giants had won 17 consecutive games. Despite the winning streak, the Giants did not have a pitcher with at least 20 wins.

    For the only time in franchise history,[3] the Giants failed to score a run in a three game series; they were shut out in all three games against St. Louis, August 20–22.[4][5]

    Former Federal League star Benny Kauff led the team in runs batted in and stolen bases.

    Season standings

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    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1916 New York Giants
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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
    C Rariden, BillBill Rariden 120 351 78 .222 1 29
    1B Merkle, FredFred Merkle 112 401 95 .237 7 44
    2B Doyle, LarryLarry Doyle 113 441 118 .268 2 47
    3B McKechnie, BillBill McKechnie 71 260 64 .246 0 17
    SS Fletcher, ArtArt Fletcher 133 500 143 .286 3 66
    OF Kauff, BennyBenny Kauff 154 552 146 .264 9 74
    OF Robertson, DaveDave Robertson 150 587 180 .307 12 69
    OF Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 155 623 174 .279 5 41

    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
    Zimmerman, HeinieHeinie Zimmerman 40 151 41 .272 0 19
    Kelly, GeorgeGeorge Kelly 49 76 12 .158 0 3
    Doolan, MickeyMickey Doolan 18 51 12 .235 1 3
    Hunter, HerbHerb Hunter 21 28 7 .250 1 4
    Rodríguez, JoséJosé Rodríguez 1 0 0 ---- 0 0
    Kelleher, DukeDuke Kelleher 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

    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
    Perritt, PolPol Perritt 40 251 18 11 2.62 115
    Benton, RubeRube Benton 38 238.2 16 8 2.87 115
    Anderson, FredFred Anderson 38 188 9 13 3.40 98
    Sallee, SlimSlim Sallee 15 111.2 9 4 1.37 35

    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
    Mathewson, ChristyChristy Mathewson 12 65.2 3 4 2.33 16
    Palmero, EmilioEmilio Palmero 4 15.2 0 3 8.04 8

    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
    Smith, GeorgeGeorge Smith 9 3 0 0 2.61 9
    Ritter, HankHank Ritter 3 1 0 0 0.00 3

    Awards and honors

    League top five finishers

    George Burns

    • NL leader in runs scored (105)
    • 4th in NL in stolen bases (37)

    Benny Kauff

    • 2nd in NL in stolen bases (40)
    • 4th in NL in RBI (74)

    Dave Robertson

    • MLB leader in home runs (12)
    • 3rd in NL in runs scored (88)

    See also

    References

    1. ^ a b "Mayor Mitchel To Pitch". New York Times. April 20, 1916. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
    2. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p.48, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
    3. ^ As of 2014, considering only games from 1914 onwards.
    4. ^ "Team Batting Streak Finder: Longest Streak with R=0 From 1914 to 2014, Playing for SFG". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
    5. ^ The three shutouts by Montreal in September 1980 were part of a four game series.
    6. ^ Herb Hunter page at Baseball Reference

    External links


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