1888 New York Giants season

1888 New York Giants season

The 1888 New York Giants season was the franchise's 6th season.

Claiming six future Hall of Famers (Roger Connor, Mickey Welch, Buck Ewing, Tim Keefe, Jim O'Rourke, and John Montgomery Ward), the team won the National League pennant by nine games and defeated the St. Louis Browns in the "World's Championship."

Keefe led the league in several major statistical categories, including wins, winning percentage, strikeouts, and ERA.

Regular season

Season standings

Roster

1888 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

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 Ewing, BuckBuck Ewing 103 415 127 .306 6 58
1B Connor, RogerRoger Connor 134 481 140 .291 14 71
SS Ward, JohnJohn Ward 122 510 128 .251 2 49
OF O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke 107 409 112 .274 4 50

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
Brown, WilliamWilliam Brown 20 59 16 .271 0 6

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
Keefe, TimTim Keefe 51 434.1 35 12 1.74 335
Welch, MickeyMickey Welch 47 425.1 26 19 1.93 167
Titcomb, CannonballCannonball Titcomb 23 197 14 8 2.24 129
Crane, EdEd Crane 12 92.2 5 6 2.43 58

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
Ewing, BuckBuck Ewing 2 0 0 0 2.57 6

1888 World Series

Main article: 1888 World Series

The Giants beat the American Association champion St. Louis Browns in the World Series, six games to four.

References

  • 1888 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
Detroit Wolverines
1887
National League Championship Season
1888
Succeeded by
New York Giants
1889