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1953 New York Giants (MLB) season

1953 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 1953 New York Giants season was the franchise's 71st season. The team finished in fifth place in the National League with an 70-84 record, 35 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 -- .682
    Milwaukee Braves 92 62 13 .597
    Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 22 .539
    St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 22 .439
    New York Giants 70 84 35 .455
    Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 37 .442
    Chicago Cubs 65 89 40 .422
    Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 55 .325

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1953 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
    3B Thompson, HankHank Thompson 114 388 117 .302 24 74

    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
    Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes 76 163 38 .233 11 30

    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
    Gómez, RubénRubén Gómez 29 204 13 11 3.40 113

    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
    Grissom, MarvMarv Grissom 21 84.1 4 2 3.95 46
    Connelly, BillBill Connelly 8 20.1 0 1 11.07 11

    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
    Corwin, AlAl Corwin 48 6 4 2 4.98 49

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Sioux City, Danville

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