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1948 New York Giants (MLB) season

1948 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Polo Grounds (since 1911)
  • New York, New York (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
    Manager(s) Mel Ott, Leo Durocher
    Local television WNBT
    (Steve Ellis)
    Local radio WMCA
    (Frankie Frisch, Maury Farrell)
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    The 1948 New York Giants season was the franchise's 66th season. The team finished in fifth place in the National League with an 78-76 record, 13½ games behind the Boston Braves.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Boston Braves 91 62 -- .595
    St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 6.5 .552
    Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 7.5 .545
    Pittsburgh Pirates 83 71 8.5 .539
    New York Giants 78 76 13.5 .506
    Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 25.5 .429
    Cincinnati Reds 64 89 27 .418
    Chicago Cubs 64 90 27.5 .416

    Opening Day lineup

    Roster

    1948 New York Giants
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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
    C Cooper, WalkerWalker Cooper 91 290 77 .266 16 54
    1B Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 152 560 162 .289 40 125
    2B Rigney, BillBill Rigney 113 424 112 .264 10 43
    3B Gordon, SidSid Gordon 142 521 156 .299 30 107
    OF Thomson, BobbyBobby Thomson 138 471 117 .248 16 63

    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
    McCarthy, JohnnyJohnny McCarthy 56 57 15 .263 2 12
    Conway, JackJack Conway 24 49 12 .245 1 3
    Milne, PetePete Milne 12 27 6 .222 0 2

    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
    Jansen, LarryLarry Jansen 42 277 18 12 3.61 126

    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
    Hansen, AndyAndy Hansen 36 100 5 3 2.97 27
    Webb, RedRed Webb 5 28 2 1 3.21 9

    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
    Dreisewerd, ClemClem Dreisewerd 4 0 0 1 5.68 2
    Hallett, JackJack Hallett 2 0 0 0 4.50 3
    Erickson, PaulPaul Erickson 2 0 0 0 0.00 1
    Andrews, HubHub Andrews 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
    Beggs, JoeJoe Beggs 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

    Notes

    1. ^ Hoyt Wilhelm page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Ed Albrecht page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Pete Milne page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Marv Grisson page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ 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