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1904 New York Giants season

1904 New York Giants
1904 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
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Owner(s) John T. Brush
Manager(s) John McGraw
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The 1904 New York Giants season was the 22nd season in franchise history. They led the National League in both runs scored and fewest runs allowed, on their way to 106 wins and the pennant.

The first modern World Series had been played the previous year, but manager John McGraw and owner John T. Brush refused to play the AL champion Boston Americans. They would change their position the following year.

Regular season

Team photograph

The Giants had little offensive firepower in this pitching-dominated era but scored using a balanced lineup and a lot of small-ball tactics formerly employed by manager McGraw in his playing days. The lineup featured three of the top five stolen base leaders in the majors: Bill Dahlen, Sam Mertes, and Dan McGann.

They also had one of the greatest pitching duos of all-time in Joe McGinnity and Christy Mathewson, who each had arguably the greatest seasons in their Hall of Fame careers. They combined for 68 wins - a 20th-century record for two pitchers on the same team.[1]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 106 47 0.693 56–26 50–21
Chicago Cubs 93 60 0.608 13 49–27 44–33
Cincinnati Reds 88 65 0.575 18 49–27 39–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 66 0.569 19 48–30 39–36
St. Louis Cardinals 75 79 0.487 31½ 39–36 36–43
Brooklyn Superbas 56 97 0.366 50 31–44 25–53
Boston Beaneaters 55 98 0.359 51 34–45 21–53
Philadelphia Phillies 52 100 0.342 53½ 28–43 24–57


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 Warner, JackJack Warner 86 287 57 .199 1 15
1B McGann, DanDan McGann 141 517 148 .286 6 71
2B Gilbert, BillyBilly Gilbert 146 478 121 .253 1 54
3B Devlin, ArtArt Devlin 130 474 133 .281 1 66
SS Dahlen, BillBill Dahlen 145 523 140 .268 2 80
OF Bresnahan, RogerRoger Bresnahan 109 402 114 .284 5 33
OF Browne, GeorgeGeorge Browne 150 596 169 .284 4 39
OF Mertes, SamSam Mertes 148 532 147 .276 4 78

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 93 289 67 .232 2 27
McCormick, MooseMoose McCormick 59 203 54 .266 1 26
Dunn, JackJack Dunn 64 181 56 .309 1 19
Donlin, MikeMike Donlin 42 132 37 .280 2 14
Marshall, DocDoc Marshall 11 17 6 .353 0 2
McGraw, JohnJohn McGraw 5 12 4 .333 0 0
Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers 2 5 0 .000 0 0
O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke 1 4 1 .250 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
McGinnity, JoeJoe McGinnity 51 408 35 8 1.61 144
Mathewson, ChristyChristy Mathewson 48 367.2 33 12 2.03 212
Taylor, DummyDummy Taylor 36 296.1 21 15 2.34 138
Ames, RedRed Ames 16 115 4 6 2.27 93

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
Wiltse, HooksHooks Wiltse 24 164.2 13 3 2.84 105
Milligan, BillyBilly Milligan 5 25 0 1 5.40 6
Elliott, ClaudeClaude Elliott 3 15 0 1 3.00 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
Dunn, JackJack Dunn 1 0 0 0 4.50 1
Bowerman, FrankFrank Bowerman 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

George Browne

  • NL leader in runs scored (99)

Bill Dahlen

  • NL leader in RBI (80)
  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (47)

Christy Mathewson

  • NL leader in strikeouts (212)
  • #2 in NL in wins (33)

Iron Man McGinnity

  • NL leader in wins (35)
  • NL leader in ERA (1.61)
  • NL leader in shutouts (9)

Sam Mertes

  • #2 in NL in RBI (78)
  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (47)

References

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 100, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Doc Marshall page at Baseball Reference

External links

  • 1904 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference
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