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1915 New York Giants season

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1915 New York Giants
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Owner(s)Harry Hempstead
Manager(s)John McGraw
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John Purroy Mitchel at the Giants opening game at the Polo Grounds on April 14, 1915, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch
John Purroy Mitchel at the Giants opening game at the Polo Grounds on April 14, 1915, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch
John Purroy Mitchel at the Giants opening game at the Polo Grounds on April 14, 1915, where he is shaking hands with Christy Mathewson
John Purroy Mitchel at the Giants opening game at the Polo Grounds on April 14, 1915, where he is shaking hands with Christy Mathewson

The 1915 New York Giants season was the franchise's 33rd season. The team finished eighth in the eight-team National League with a record of 69–83, 21 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Transcription

Contents

Opening day game

Opening day was April 14, 1915, at the Polo Grounds against the Brooklyn Dodgers with 20,000 attendees. Mayor John Purroy Mitchel threw the ceremonial first pitch. The New York Giants Opening Day starting pitcher was Jeff Tesreau. The Giants won 16 to 3.[1]

Regular season

After finishing first in 1911, 1912, and 1913 and second in 1914, the Giants fell to last place in the National League in 1915. Much of the collapse was due to the pitching staff. Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Rube Marquard both struggled through subpar seasons. Marquard would be placed on waivers in August and claimed by the Brooklyn Robins.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 90 62 0.592 49–27 41–35
Boston Braves 83 69 0.546 7 49–27 34–42
Brooklyn Robins 80 72 0.526 10 51–26 29–46
Chicago Cubs 73 80 0.477 17½ 42–34 31–46
Pittsburgh Pirates 73 81 0.474 18 40–37 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 81 0.471 18½ 42–36 30–45
Cincinnati Reds 71 83 0.461 20 39–37 32–46
New York Giants 69 83 0.454 21 37–38 32–45


Record vs. opponents

1915 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 14–8–1 10–12–1 15–7 13–9–1 7–14 15–7 9–12–2
Brooklyn 8–14–1 14–8 11–11–1 12–8 13–9 11–11 11–11
Chicago 12–10–1 8–14 13–9–2 8–14 7–14 13–9 12–10
Cincinnati 7–15 11–11–1 9–13–2 9–13–1 9–13 12–10–1 14–8–1
New York 9–13–1 8–12 14–8 13–9–1 7–15–1 8–14 10–12
Philadelphia 14–7 9–13 14–7 13–9 15–7–1 10–12 15–7
Pittsburgh 7–15 11–11 9–13 10–12–1 14–8 12–10 10–12–1
St. Louis 12–9–2 11–11 10–12 8–14–1 12–10 7–15 12–10–1


Roster

1915 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
2B Larry Doyle 150 591 189 .320 4 70
3B Hans Lobert 106 386 97 .251 0 38
OF Fred Snodgrass 80 252 49 .194 0 20
OF George Burns 155 622 169 .272 3 51

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
Ben Dyer 7 19 4 .211 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
Jeff Tesreau 43 306 19 16 2.29 176
Pol Perritt 35 220 12 18 2.66 91
Christy Mathewson 27 186 8 14 3.58 57
Rube Marquard 27 169 9 8 3.73 79
Fred Herbert 2 17 1 1 1.06 6

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
Rube Schauer 32 105.1 2 8 3.50 65
Rube Benton 10 60.2 3 5 2.82 26
Art Fromme 4 12.1 0 1 5.84 4
Emilio Palmero 3 11.2 0 2 3.09 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
Hank Ritter 22 2 1 2 4.63 35

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

George Burns

  • #4 in NL in runs scored (83)

Larry Doyle

  • NL leader in batting average (.320)
  • #2 in NL in runs scored (86)

Pol Perritt

  • #3 in NL in losses (18)

Jeff Tesreau

  • #2 in NL in strikeouts (176)

External links

References

  1. ^ "Larry Doyle Hero Of Giants' Opening. Hibernian Slugger Deals Destruction to Brooklyn's German Pitchers. Dodgers Downed, 16 To 3. Happy Crowd of 20,000 Enthuses at Season's First Game at Polo Grounds" (PDF). The New York Times. April 15, 1915. Retrieved December 25, 2013. A brand-new season of national frivolity started on its merry way at the Polo Grounds yesterday, the hilarious inaugural being staged with an abundance of pomp ...


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