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1954 New York Giants (MLB) season

1954 New York Giants
World Series Champions
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) Leo Durocher
    Local television WPIX
    (Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
    Local radio WMCA
    (Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
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    The 1954 New York Giants season was the franchise's 72nd season. The Giants won the National League pennant with a record of 97 wins and 57 losses and then defeated the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • September 22, 1954: In a game against the New York Giants, Karl Spooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers struck out 15 batters in his very first game, setting a Major League record.[6]

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    New York Giants 97 57 -- .630
    Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 5 .597
    Milwaukee Braves 89 65 8 .578
    Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 22 .487
    Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 23 .481
    St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 25 .468
    Chicago Cubs 64 90 33 .416
    Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 44 .344

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1954 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

    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 82 164 56 .341 15 50
    Castleman, FosterFoster Castleman 13 12 3 .250 0 1
    Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 5 11 3 .273 0 1
    Amalfitano, JoeyJoey Amalfitano 9 5 0 .000 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
    Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli 39 258.2 21 7 2.30 152
    Gómez, RubénRubén Gómez 37 221.2 17 9 2.88 106

    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
    Hearn, JimJim Hearn 29 130 8 8 4.15 45

    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
    Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm 57 12 4 7 2.10 64
    Grissom, MarvMarv Grissom 56 10 7 19 2.35 64
    McCall, WindyWindy McCall 33 2 5 2 3.25 38
    Corwin, AlAl Corwin 20 1 3 0 4.02 14
    Monzant, RamónRamón Monzant 6 0 0 0 4.70 5
    Giel, PaulPaul Giel 6 0 0 0 8.31 4

    1954 World Series

    Main article: 1954 World Series

    The New York Giants swept the Cleveland Indians in what would be their final World Series win in New York.

    It was the first time the Cleveland Indians had been swept in a World Series. The only highlight for the Indians was that they kept the Yankees from winning their sixth straight series. The last time the Yankees had not won the series or pennant beforehand was 1948, when, again, the Indians kept them out (although that year, they won the Series). It was also the only World Series from 1949 to 1958 which did not feature the Yankees.

    Game 1

    September 29, 1954 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
    Cleveland (A) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
    New York (N) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 3
    W: Marv Grissom (1–0)   L: Bob Lemon (0–1)
    HR: NYGDusty Rhodes (1)

    Game 2

    September 30, 1954 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Cleveland (A) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
    New York (N) 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 x 3 4 0
    W: Johnny Antonelli (1–0)   L: Early Wynn (0–1)
    HR: CLEAl Smith (1)    NYGDusty Rhodes (2)

    Game 3

    October 1, 1954 at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York (N) 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 10 1
    Cleveland (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 2
    W: Ruben Gomez (1–0)  L: Mike Garcia (0–1)   S: Hoyt Wilhelm (1)
    HR: CLEVic Wertz (1)

    Game 4

    October 2, 1954 at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York (N) 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 7 10 3
    Cleveland (A) 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 6 2
    W: Don Liddle (1–0)  L: Bob Lemon (0–2)   S: Johnny Antonelli (1)
    HR: CLEHank Majeski (1)

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    Notes

    References

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