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1937 New York Giants (MLB) season

1937 New York Giants
National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Polo Grounds (since 1911)
  • New York, New York (since 1883)
  • Other information
    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 GB Pct.
    New York Giants 95 57 .625
    Chicago Cubs 93 61 3 .604
    Pittsburgh Pirates 86 68 10 .558
    St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 15 .526
    Boston Bees 79 73 16 .520
    Brooklyn Dodgers 62 91 33½ .405
    Philadelphia Phillies 61 92 34½ .399
    Cincinnati Reds 56 98 40 .364

    Opening Day lineup

    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
    OF Ott, MelMel Ott 151 545 160 .294 31 95

    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
    Madjeski, EdEd Madjeski 5 15 3 .200 0 2

    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
    Hubbell, CarlCarl Hubbell 39 32 261.2 22 8 3.20 159
    Schumacher, HalHal Schumacher 38 29 217.2 13 12 3.60 100
    Melton, CliffCliff Melton 46 27 248.0 20 9 2.61 142
    Gumbert, HarryHarry Gumbert 34 24 200.1 10 11 3.68 65

    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
    Smith, AlAl Smith 33 85.2 5 4 4.20 41

    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
    Baker, TomTom Baker 13 1 0 0 4.06 11
    Brennan, DonDon Brennan 6 1 0 0 6.75 1
    Brown, JumboJumbo Brown 4 1 0 0 1.04 4

    1937 World Series

    Main article: 1937 World Series

    Game 1

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

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York (N) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
    New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 x 8 7 0
    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, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York (N) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
    New York (A) 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 x 8 12 0
    W: Red Ruffing (1–0)  L: Cliff Melton (0–1)

    Game 3

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

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York (A) 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
    New York (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 4
    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, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York (A) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 0
    New York (N) 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 7 12 3
    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, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York (A) 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
    New York (N) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
    W: Lefty Gomez (2–0)   L: Cliff Melton (0–2)
    HR: NYYMyril Hoag (1), Joe DiMaggio (1)    NYGMel Ott (1)

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Blytheville[3]

    Notes

    1. 1.0 1.1 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, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References