1912 New York Giants season

1912 New York Giants season

The 1912 New York Giants season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Giants winning the National League pennant. However, they were beaten by the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. Fred Snodgrass took most of the blame, as he dropped a key fly ball in the deciding contest, but in actuality, there were a number of errors besides that.

Led by manager John McGraw, the Giants dominated the NL. On the offensive side, they easily led the league in runs scored. Larry Doyle finished fourth in the batting race and was voted league MVP. Chief Meyers had one of the greatest offensive seasons ever for a catcher and was second in batting.

They had arguably the best pitching staff, too. Jeff Tesreau, Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson, and Red Ames finished 1-2-5 in league ERA. Rube Marquard's 18-game winning streak was the top story in baseball.

Taken together with the 1911 and 1913 pennant winners, this team is considered one of the greatest of all-time.[1] It also makes up a good portion of The Glory of Their Times - Marquard, Meyers, and Snodgrass were three of the players interviewed.

Regular season

Season standings


Roster

1912 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
C Meyers, ChiefChief Meyers 126 371 133 .358 6 54
1B Merkle, FredFred Merkle 129 479 148 .309 11 84
2B Doyle, LarryLarry Doyle 143 558 184 .330 10 90
3B Herzog, BuckBuck Herzog 140 482 127 .263 2 47
SS Fletcher, ArtArt Fletcher 129 419 118 .282 1 57
OF Snodgrass, FredFred Snodgrass 146 535 144 .269 3 69
OF Murray, RedRed Murray 143 549 152 .277 3 92
OF Becker, BealsBeals Becker 125 402 106 .264 6 58

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

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
Mathewson, ChristyChristy Mathewson 43 310 23 12 2.12 134
Marquard, RubeRube Marquard 43 294.2 26 11 2.57 175
Tesreau, JeffJeff Tesreau 36 243 17 7 1.96 119
Ames, RedRed Ames 33 179 11 5 2.46 83

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
Crandall, DocDoc Crandall 37 162 13 7 3.61 60
Bader, LoreLore Bader 2 10 2 0 0.90 3

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

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Rube Marquard

  • NL leader in wins (26)
  • #3 in NL in strikeouts (175)

Christy Mathewson

  • #2 in NL in ERA (2.12)
  • #2 in NL in complete games (27)
  • #4 in NL in wins (23)

Chief Meyers

  • NL leader in on-base percentage (.441)
  • #2 in NL in batting average (.358)
  • #4 in NL in slugging percentage (.477)

Red Murray

  • #4 in NL in stolen bases (38)

Fred Snodgrass

  • #3 in NL in stolen bases (43)

Jeff Tesreau

  • NL leader in ERA (1.96)

1912 World Series

Main article: 1912 World Series

AL Boston Red Sox (4) vs. NL New York Giants (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Boston Red Sox - 4, New York Giants - 3, October 8 Polo Grounds 35,730
2 New York Giants - 6, Boston Red Sox - 6 October 9 Fenway Park 30,148
3 New York Giants - 2, Boston Red Sox - 1 October 10 Fenway Park 34,624
4 Boston Red Sox - 3, New York Giants - 1 October 11 Polo Grounds 36,502
5 New York Giants - 1, Boston Red Sox - 2 October 12 Fenway Park 34,683
6 Boston Red Sox - 2, New York Giants - 5 October 14 Polo Grounds 30,622
7 New York Giants - 11, Boston Red Sox - 4 October 15 Fenway Park 32,694
8 New York Giants - 2, Boston Red Sox - 3 October 16 Fenway Park 17,034

References

External links

  • 1912 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
New York Giants
1911
National League Championship Season
1912
Succeeded by
New York Giants
1913