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1905 New York Giants season

The 1905 New York Giants won their second consecutive National League pennant. They beat the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series. This team featured three Hall of Fame players -- catcher Roger Bresnahan, and pitchers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity -- along with Hall of Fame manager John McGraw.

Regular season

Mathewson won the pitching triple crown and then had one of the greatest World Series performances of all-time, with three shutouts in six days. Only six men pitched for the Giants in 1905. The offense, led by "Turkey" Mike Donlin, scored the most runs in the majors.

On June 29, Archie "Moonlight" Graham, made famous through the novel Shoeless Joe and subsequent movie "Field of Dreams", made his lone major league appearance.[1]

Season standings

Roster

1905 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
C Bresnahan, RogerRoger Bresnahan 104 331 100 .302 0 46
1B McGann, DanDan McGann 136 491 147 .299 5 75
2B Gilbert, BillyBilly Gilbert 115 376 93 .247 0 24
3B Devlin, ArtArt Devlin 153 525 129 .246 2 61
SS Dahlen, BillBill Dahlen 148 520 126 .242 7 81
OF Donlin, MikeMike Donlin 150 606 216 .356 7 80

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
Bowerman, FrankFrank Bowerman 98 297 80 .269 3 41
Clarke, BoileryardBoileryard Clarke 31 50 9 .180 1 4
Graham, MoonlightMoonlight Graham 1 0 0 ---- 0 0
McGraw, JohnJohn McGraw 3 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
Mathewson, ChristyChristy Mathewson 43 338.2 31 9 1.28 206
McGinnity, JoeJoe McGinnity 46 320.1 21 15 2.87 125
Ames, RedRed Ames 34 262.2 22 8 2.74 198
Taylor, DummyDummy Taylor 32 213.1 16 9 2.66 91
Wiltse, HooksHooks Wiltse 32 197 15 6 2.47 120

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
Elliott, ClaudeClaude Elliott 10 0 1 6 4.03 20

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Red Ames

  • #2 in NL in strikeouts (198)
  • #3 in NL in wins (22)

Art Devlin

  • MLB leader in stolen bases (59)

Mike Donlin

  • MLB leader in runs scored (124)
  • #3 in NL in batting average (.356)
  • #3 in NL in slugging percentage (.495)

Christy Mathewson

  • MLB leader in wins (31)
  • MLB leader in ERA (1.28)
  • NL leader in strikeouts (206)

Joe McGinnity

  • #4 in NL in wins (21)

Sam Mertes

  • #2 in NL in RBI (108)
  • #4 in NL in stolen bases (52)

1905 World Series

Main article: 1905 World Series

NL New York Giants (4) vs AL Philadelphia Athletics (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 New York Giants - 3, Philadelphia Athletics - 0 October 9 Columbia Park 17,995
2 Philadelphia Athletics - 3, New York Giants - 0 October 10 Polo Grounds 24,992
3 New York Giants - 9, Philadelphia Athletics - 0 October 12 Columbia Park 10,991
4 Philadelphia Athletics - 0, New York Giants - 1 October 13 Polo Grounds 13,598
5 Philadelphia Athletics - 0, New York Giants - 2 October 14 Polo Grounds 24,187

References

External links

  • 1905 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
New York Giants
1904
National League Championship Season
1905
Succeeded by
Chicago Cubs
1906

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