1927 New York Giants (MLB) season

1927 New York Giants (MLB) season

The 1927 New York Giants season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the National League with a record of 92-62, 2 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason

During the offseason, the Giants acquired Rogers Hornsby from the St. Louis Cardinals for Frankie Frisch and Jimmy Ring. Hornsby's offensive numbers rebounded in 1927, as he hit .361 and led the league in runs scored (133), walks (86), and an on-base percentage (.448). The deal was held up because Hornsby, as part of his contract as the manager of the Cardinals (he was a player-manager at the time), owned several shares of stock in the Cardinals. Cardinals owner Sam Breadon offered Hornsby a sum for the stock considerably lower than what Hornsby demanded for it, and neither would budge. Eventually, the other owners of the National League made up the difference, and the trade went through.

Notable transactions

Regular season

Season standings


Notable transactions

Roster

1927 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
2B Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 155 568 205 .361 26 125
SS Jackson, TravisTravis Jackson 127 469 149 .318 14 98
OF Mueller, HeinieHeinie Mueller 84 190 55 .289 3 19
OF Harper, GeorgeGeorge Harper 145 483 160 .331 16 87

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
Ott, MelMel Ott 82 163 46 .282 1 19
Cummings, JackJack Cummings 43 80 29 .363 2 14
Smith, RedRed Smith 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
Barnes, VirgilVirgil Barnes 35 228.2 14 11 3.98 66
Benton, LarryLarry Benton 29 173 13 5 3.95 65

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
Cantwell, BenBen Cantwell 5 19.2 1 1 4.12 6
Bush, JoeJoe Bush 3 12 1 1 7.50 6

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
Songer, DonDon Songer 22 3 5 1 2.86 9
Bentley, JackJack Bentley 4 0 0 0 2.79 3
Cheeves, VirgilVirgil Cheeves 3 0 0 0 4.26 1
Boney, HankHank Boney 3 0 0 0 2.25 0
Holland, MulMul Holland 2 1 0 0 0.00 0
Johnson, ArtArt Johnson 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Porter, NedNed Porter 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Notes

References

  • 1927 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference