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1955 New York Giants (MLB) season

1955 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, Bill Rigney
    Local television WPIX
    (Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
    Local radio WMCA
    (Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
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    The 1955 New York Giants season was the franchise's 73rd season. The team finished in third place in the National League with an 80-74 record, 18½ games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 -- .641
    Milwaukee Braves 85 69 13.5 .552
    New York Giants 80 74 18.5 .519
    Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 21.5 .500
    Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 23.5 .487
    Chicago Cubs 72 81 26 .471
    St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 30.5 .442
    Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 38.5 .390

    Opening Day lineup

    Roster

    1955 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
    1B Harris, GailGail Harris 79 263 61 .232 12 36
    3B Thompson, HankHank Thompson 135 432 106 .245 17 63
    SS Dark, AlvinAlvin Dark 115 475 134 .282 9 45

    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 94 187 57 .305 6 32
    Taylor, BillBill Taylor 65 64 17 .266 4 12
    Castleman, FosterFoster Castleman 15 28 6 .214 2 4

    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 38 235.1 14 16 3.33 143
    Gómez, RubénRubén Gómez 33 185.1 9 10 4.56 79
    Burnside, PetePete Burnside 2 12.2 1 0 2.84 2

    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
    Liddle, DonDon Liddle 33 106.1 10 4 4.23 56

    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
    Giel, PaulPaul Giel 34 4 4 0 3.39 47
    Corwin, AlAl Corwin 13 0 1 0 4.01 13
    Spencer, GeorgeGeorge Spencer 1 0 0 0 5.40 0

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Minneapolis, Danville, St. Cloud; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Sandersville

    Wilkes-Barre franchise transferred to Johnstown and renamed, July 1, 1955[2]

    Notes

    1. ^ Marshall Bridges page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ 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