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1950 New York Giants (MLB) season

1950 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) Leo Durocher
    Local television WPIX
    (Russ Hodges, Ernie Harwell)
    Local radio WMCA
    (Russ Hodges, Ernie Harwell)
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    The 1950 New York Giants season was the franchise's 68th season. The team finished in third place in the National League with an 86-68 record, 5 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Philadelphia Phillies 91 63 -- .591
    Brooklyn Dodgers 89 65 2 .578
    New York Giants 86 68 5 .558
    Boston Braves 83 71 8 .539
    St. Louis Cardinals 78 75 12.5 .510
    Cincinnati Reds 66 87 24.5 .431
    Chicago Cubs 64 89 26.5 .418
    Pittsburgh Pirates 57 96 33.5 .373

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    • June 20, 1950: Willie Mays was signed as an amateur free agent by the Giants.[3]

    Roster

    1950 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
    2B Stanky, EddieEddie Stanky 152 527 158 .300 8 51
    3B Thompson, HankHank Thompson 148 512 148 .289 20 91
    SS Dark, AlvinAlvin Dark 154 587 164 .279 16 67

    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
    McCormick, MikeMike McCormick 4 4 0 .000 0 0
    Milne, PetePete Milne 4 4 1 .250 0 1

    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
    Hearn, JimJim Hearn 16 125 11 3 1.94 54

    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
    Hartung, ClintClint Hartung 20 65.1 3 3 6.61 23

    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
    Hansen, AndyAndy Hansen 31 0 1 3 5.53 19

    Farm system

    References

    1. ^ Eddie Stanky page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Al Sima page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Willie Mays page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    External links