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1953 New York Giants (MLB) season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1953 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Horace Stoneham
General manager(s)Chub Feeney
Manager(s)Leo Durocher
Local televisionWPIX
(Russ Hodges, Ernie Harwell)
Local radioWMCA
(Russ Hodges, Ernie Harwell)
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The 1953 New York Giants season was the franchise's 71st season. The team finished in fifth place in the National League with a 70-84 record, 35 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 0.682 60–17 45–32
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 13 45–31 47–31
Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 0.539 22 48–29 35–42
St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 0.539 22 48–30 35–41
New York Giants 70 84 0.455 35 38–39 32–45
Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 0.442 37 38–39 30–47
Chicago Cubs 65 89 0.422 40 43–34 22–55
Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 0.325 55 26–51 24–53

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 13–9–1 15–7 13–9 15–7 14–8 20–2 15–7
Chicago 9–13–1 12–10 8–14 9–13 5–17 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 7–15 10–12 8–14 9–13 12–10 15–7 7–15–1
Milwaukee 9–13 14–8 14–8 14–8–1 13–9–1 15–7 13–9–1
New York 7–15 13–9 13–9 8–14–1 9–13 11–11 9–13
Philadelphia 8–14 17–5 10–12 9–13–1 13–9 15–7 11–11–1
Pittsburgh 2–20 11–11 7–15 7–15 11–11 7–15 5–17
St. Louis 7–15 11–11 15–7–1 9–13–1 13–9 11–11–1 17–5


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1953 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
C Wes Westrum 107 290 65 .224 12 30
1B Whitey Lockman 150 607 179 .295 9 61
2B Davey Williams 112 340 101 .297 3 34
SS Alvin Dark 155 647 194 .300 23 88
3B Hank Thompson 114 388 117 .302 24 74
OF Monte Irvin 124 444 146 .329 21 97
OF Don Mueller 131 480 160 .333 6 60
OF Bobby Thomson 154 608 175 .288 26 106

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
Daryl Spencer 118 408 85 .208 20 56
Bobby Hofman 74 169 45 .266 12 34
Dusty Rhodes 76 163 38 .233 11 30
Tookie Gilbert 70 160 27 .169 3 16
Ray Noble 46 97 20 .206 4 14
Sal Yvars 23 47 13 .277 0 1
Sam Calderone 35 45 10 .222 0 8
Ray Katt 8 29 5 .172 0 1
Bill Rigney 19 20 5 .250 0 1
George Wilson 11 8 1 .125 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
Rubén Gómez 29 204.0 13 11 3.40 113
Jim Hearn 36 196.2 9 12 4.53 77
Larry Jansen 36 184.2 11 16 4.14 88
Sal Maglie 27 145.1 8 9 4.15 80
Al Worthington 20 102.0 4 8 3.44 52
Alvin Dark 1 1.0 0 0 18.00 0

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
Dave Koslo 37 111.2 6 12 4.76 36
Marv Grissom 21 84.1 4 2 3.95 46
Bill Connelly 8 20.1 0 1 11.07 11

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
Hoyt Wilhelm 68 7 8 15 3.04 71
Al Corwin 48 6 4 2 4.98 49
Frank Hiller 19 2 1 0 6.15 10
Monty Kennedy 18 0 0 0 7.15 11
Max Lanier 3 0 0 0 6.75 2
George Spencer 1 0 0 0 7.71 1

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Frank Genovese and Fred Fitzsimmons
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Hugh Poland
A Sioux City Soos Western League Ray Mueller
B Danville Leafs Carolina League Andy Gilbert
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Charlie Fox
C Muskogee Giants Western Association Harold Kollar
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Austin Knickerbocker
D Pauls Valley Raiders Sooner State League Richie Klaus
D Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League Dave Garcia

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Sioux City, Danville

Notes

  1. ^ Marshall Bridges at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Marv Grissom at Baseball Reference

References

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