1914 New York Giants season

1914 New York Giants season

The 1914 New York Giants finished second in the National League, behind the "Miracle Braves." They had finished first the three previous years.

This team featured two Hall of Fame pitchers: Christy Mathewson, one of the greatest ever, and Rube Marquard, whose selection is considered by some to be unfortunate.[1]

Regular season

The offense scored the most runs in the league, even though no individual player drove in more than 79. The eight starters, however, all had an OPS+ of over 100. George Burns led the team with a .303 average and walked 89 times en route to a .403 on-base percentage.

Season standings


Roster

1914 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

  • Joe Evers
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
OF Snodgrass, FredFred Snodgrass 113 392 103 .263 0 44
OF Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 154 561 170 .303 3 60

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 30 31 6 .194 0 2
Dyer, BenBen Dyer 7 4 1 .250 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
Tesreau, JeffJeff Tesreau 42 322.1 26 10 2.37 189
Mathewson, ChristyChristy Mathewson 41 312 24 13 3.00 80
Marquard, RubeRube Marquard 39 268 12 22 3.06 92
Demaree, AlAl Demaree 38 224 10 17 3.09 89
Erickson, EricEric Erickson 1 5 0 1 0.00 3

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 38 138 9 5 3.20 57

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
Ritter, HankHank Ritter 1 1 0 0 1.13 4
Huenke, AlAl Huenke 1 0 0 0 4.50 2

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

George Burns

  • NL leader in runs scored (100)
  • NL leader in stolen bases (62)
  • #2 in NL in on-base percentage (.403)
  • #3 in NL in walks drawn (89)

Rube Marquard

  • #2 in NL in losses (22)

Jeff Tesreau

  • #2 in NL in wins (26)
  • #2 in NL in strikeouts (189)

References

External links

  • 1914 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference