1917 New York Giants season

1917 New York Giants season

1917 New York Giants
1917 National League Champions
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Owner(s) Harry Hempstead
Manager(s) John McGraw
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The 1917 New York Giants season was a season in Major League Baseball. It involved the Giants winning the National League pennant for the first time in four years. The team went on to lose to the Chicago White Sox in the 1917 World Series, four games to two.

Regular season

New York had no real superstars, but they had a very balanced roster and led the league in both runs scored and fewest runs allowed.

Third baseman Heinie Zimmerman had a fine offensive season, pacing the circuit in runs batted in, but suffered through an embarrassment in the World Series. A third baseman, Zimmerman had the unfortunate task of chasing White Sox star Eddie Collins across home plate when there was no one to throw to. The Giants lost in six games.

Between July 31 and August 10, the Giants hit at least one triple in each of 11 games, the longest such streak in franchise history (considering records from 1914 onwards).[1]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 98 56 0.636 50–28 48–28
Philadelphia Phillies 87 65 0.572 10 46–29 41–36
St. Louis Cardinals 82 70 0.539 15 38–38 44–32
Cincinnati Reds 78 76 0.506 20 39–38 39–38
Chicago Cubs 74 80 0.481 24 35–42 39–38
Boston Braves 72 81 0.471 25½ 35–42 37–39
Brooklyn Robins 70 81 0.464 26½ 36–38 34–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 51 103 0.331 47 25–53 26–50


Notable transactions

Roster

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 101 266 72 .271 0 25
1B Holke, WalterWalter Holke 153 527 146 .277 2 55
2B Herzog, BuckBuck Herzog
3B Zimmerman, HeinieHeinie Zimmerman 150 585 174 .297 5 102
SS Fletcher, ArtArt Fletcher
OF Kauff, BennyBenny Kauff 153 559 172 .308 5 68
OF Robertson, DaveDave Robertson
OF Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 152 597 180 .302 5 45

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 26 57 11 .193 0 4

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 35 215 17 7 1.88 72
Benton, RubeRube Benton 35 215 15 9 2.72 70

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
Anderson, FredFred Anderson 38 162 8 8 1.44 69

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

Fred Anderson

  • MLB leader in ERA (1.44)

George Burns

  • NL leader in runs scored (103)
  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (40)
  • #3 in NL in on-base percentage (.380)

Benny Kauff

  • #3 in NL in runs scored (89)
  • #3 in NL in stolen bases (30)
  • #4 in NL in batting average (.308)

Pol Perritt

  • #3 in NL in ERA (1.88)

Dave Robertson

  • MLB leader in home runs (12)

Ferdie Schupp

  • #4 in NL in wins (21)
  • #4 in NL in ERA (1.95)
  • #4 in NL in strikeouts (147)

Heinie Zimmerman

  • NL leader in RBI (102)

1917 World Series

Game 1

October 6, 1917 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
Chicago 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 x 2 7 1
W: Eddie Cicotte (1-0)  L: Slim Sallee (0-1)
HR: CHIHappy Felsch (1)

Game 2

October 7, 1917 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Chicago 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 x 7 14 1
W: Red Faber (1-0)  L: Fred Anderson (0-1)

Game 3

October 10, 1917 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
New York 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 x 2 8 2
W: Rube Benton (1-0)  L: Eddie Cicotte (1-1)

Game 4

October 11, 1917 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
New York 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 x 5 10 1
W: Ferdie Schupp (1-0)  L: Red Faber (1-1)
HR: NYGBenny Kauff (1), Benny Kauff (2)

Game 5

October 13, 1917 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 12 3
Chicago 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 x 8 14 6
W: Red Faber (2-1)  L: Slim Sallee (0-2)

Game 6

October 15, 1917 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 1
New York 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 3
W: Red Faber (3-1)  L: Rube Benton (1-1)

References

  1. ^ "Team Batting Streak Finder: Longest Streak with 3B>=1 From 1914 to 2014, Playing for SFG".  
  2. ^ a b Jim Thorpe page at Baseball Reference

External links

  • 1917 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference