1916 New York Giants season

1916 New York Giants season

The 1916 New York Giants season was a season in Major League Baseball. New York finished fourth in the National League.

Regular season

The 1916 Giants set a major league record with the longest streak by a team of consecutive games without a loss: 27 games. The Giants won 26 of games and had one tie between September 7 to 30. [1] Earlier in the season, the Giants had won 17 consecutive games. Despite the winning streak, the Giants did not have a pitcher with at least 20 wins.

Former Federal League star Benny Kauff led the team in runs batted in and stolen bases.

Season standings


Notable transactions

Roster

1916 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Rariden, BillBill Rariden 120 351 78 .222 1 29
1B Merkle, FredFred Merkle 112 401 95 .237 7 44
2B Doyle, LarryLarry Doyle 113 441 118 .268 2 47
3B McKechnie, BillBill McKechnie 71 260 64 .246 0 17
SS Fletcher, ArtArt Fletcher 133 500 143 .286 3 66
OF Kauff, BennyBenny Kauff 154 552 146 .264 9 74
OF Robertson, DaveDave Robertson 150 587 180 .307 12 69
OF Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 155 623 174 .279 5 41

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
Zimmerman, HeinieHeinie Zimmerman 40 151 41 .272 0 19
Kelly, GeorgeGeorge Kelly 49 76 12 .158 0 3
Doolan, MickeyMickey Doolan 18 51 12 .235 1 3
Hunter, HerbHerb Hunter 21 28 7 .250 1 4
Rodríguez, JoséJosé Rodríguez 1 0 0 ---- 0 0
Kelleher, DukeDuke Kelleher 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
Perritt, PolPol Perritt 40 251 18 11 2.62 115
Benton, RubeRube Benton 38 238.2 16 8 2.87 115
Anderson, FredFred Anderson 38 188 9 13 3.40 98
Sallee, SlimSlim Sallee 15 111.2 9 4 1.37 35

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
Mathewson, ChristyChristy Mathewson 12 65.2 3 4 2.33 16
Palmero, EmilioEmilio Palmero 4 15.2 0 3 8.04 8

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
Smith, GeorgeGeorge Smith 9 3 0 0 2.61 9
Ritter, HankHank Ritter 3 1 0 0 0.00 3

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

George Burns

  • NL leader in runs scored (105)
  • #4 in NL in stolen bases (37)

Benny Kauff

  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (40)
  • #4 in NL in RBI (74)

Dave Robertson

  • MLB leader in home runs (12)
  • #3 in NL in runs scored (88)

See also

  • List of Major League Baseball longest winning streaks

References

External links

  • 1916 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference