1913 New York Giants season

1913 New York Giants season

The 1913 New York Giants season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Giants winning the National League pennant for the third consecutive year. Led by manager John McGraw, the Giants dominated the NL and finished 12½ games in front of the second place Philadelphia Phillies. They were beaten by the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1913 World Series.

Ace pitcher Christy Mathewson went 25-11 and led the NL with a 2.06 ERA. Rube Marquard and Jeff Tesreau also won over 20 games, and the Giants easily allowed the fewest runs of any team in the league.

Taken together with the 1911 and 1912 pennant winners, this team is considered one of the greatest of all-time.[1] The roster was basically unchanged from 1912.

Regular season

Season standings


Notable transactions

Roster

1913 New York Giants roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

  • Joe Evers
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 120 378 118 .312 3 47
1B Merkle, FredFred Merkle 153 563 147 .261 3 69
2B Doyle, LarryLarry Doyle 132 482 135 .280 5 73
OF Snodgrass, FredFred Snodgrass 141 457 133 .291 3 49
OF Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 150 605 173 .286 2 54

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
Thorpe, JimJim Thorpe 19 35 5 .143 1 2
Grant, EddieEddie Grant 27 20 4 .200 0 1
Groh, HeinieHeinie Groh 4 2 0 .000 0 0
Merritt, JohnJohn Merritt 1 0 0 ---- 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
Mathewson, ChristyChristy Mathewson 40 306 25 11 2.06 93
Marquard, RubeRube Marquard 42 288 23 10 2.50 151
Tesreau, JeffJeff Tesreau 41 282 22 13 2.17 167
Demaree, AlAl Demaree 31 199.2 13 4 2.21 76
Hearn, BunnyBunny Hearn 2 13 1 1 2.77 8

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
Fromme, ArtArt Fromme 26 112.1 11 6 4.01 50
Ames, RedRed Ames 8 41.2 2 1 2.16 30
Schauer, RubeRube Schauer 3 12 0 1 7.50 7

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
Crandall, DocDoc Crandall 35 4 4 6 2.86 42
Wiltse, HooksHooks Wiltse 17 0 0 3 1.56 25

1913 World Series

Main article: 1913 World Series

Game 1

October 7, 1913 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 6 11 1
New York 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 11 0
W: Chief Bender (1-0)  L: Rube Marquard (0-1)
HR: PHIFrank Baker (1)

Game 2

October 8, 1913 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 2
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
W: Christy Mathewson (1-0)  L: Eddie Plank (0-1)

Game 3

October 9, 1913 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8 12 1
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 1
W: Bullet Joe Bush (1-0)  L: Jeff Tesreau (0-1)
HR: PHIWally Schang (1)

Game 4

October 10, 1913 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 8 2
Philadelphia 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 x 6 9 0
W: Chief Bender (2-0)  L: Al Demaree (0-1)
HR: NYGFred Merkle (1)

Game 5

October 11, 1913 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
W: Eddie Plank (1-1)  L: Christy Mathewson (1-1)

References

External links

  • 1913 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
New York Giants
1912
National League Championship Season
1913
Succeeded by
Boston Braves
1914