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1915 New York Giants season

1915 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
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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 where he is shaking hands with Christy Mathewson

The 1915 New York Giants season was a season in Major League Baseball. The team finished eighth in the eight-team National League with a record of 69-83, 21 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

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


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
2B Doyle, LarryLarry Doyle 150 591 189 .320 4 70
3B Lobert, HansHans Lobert 106 386 97 .251 0 38
OF Snodgrass, FredFred Snodgrass 80 252 49 .194 0 20
OF Burns, GeorgeGeorge 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
Dyer, BenBen 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
Tesreau, JeffJeff Tesreau 43 306 19 16 2.29 176
Perritt, PolPol Perritt 35 220 12 18 2.66 91
Mathewson, ChristyChristy Mathewson 27 186 8 14 3.58 57
Marquard, RubeRube Marquard 27 169 9 8 3.73 79
Herbert, FredFred 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
Schauer, RubeRube Schauer 32 105.1 2 8 3.50 65
Benton, RubeRube Benton 10 60.2 3 5 2.82 26
Fromme, ArtArt Fromme 4 12.1 0 1 5.84 4
Palmero, EmilioEmilio 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
Ritter, HankHank 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

  • 1915 New York Giants season at Baseball Reference

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". New York Times. April 15, 1915. Retrieved 2013-12-25. 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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