1905 New York Giants season

The 1905 New York Giants season was the franchise's 23rd season, and the team won their second consecutive National League pennant. They beat the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series.

1905 New York Giants
1905 National League Champions
1905 World Series Champions
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Owner(s)John T. Brush
Manager(s)John McGraw
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Regular season

1905 New York Giants
1905 New York Giants

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. 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

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 105 48 0.686 54–21 51–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 57 0.627 9 49–28 47–29
Chicago Cubs 92 61 0.601 13 54–25 38–36
Philadelphia Phillies 83 69 0.546 21½ 39–36 44–33
Cincinnati Reds 79 74 0.516 26 50–28 29–46
St. Louis Cardinals 58 96 0.377 47½ 32–45 26–51
Boston Beaneaters 51 103 0.331 54½ 29–46 22–57
Brooklyn Superbas 48 104 0.316 56½ 29–47 19–57

Record vs. opponents

Mathewson, McGraw, and McGinnity
Christy Mathewson, John McGraw, and Joe McGinnity in 1905
1905 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 11–11–1 7–15 8–14 3–19 5–17–1 9–13 8–14
Brooklyn 11–11–1 6–16 4–18 7–15 3–18–1 7–14–1 10–12
Chicago 15–7 16–6 12–10 10–12 12–9–1 10–12–1 17–5
Cincinnati 14–8 18–4 10–12 5–16–2 13–9 9–13 10–12
New York 19–3 15–7 12–10 16–5–2 14–8 12–10 17–5
Philadelphia 17–5–1 18–3–1 9–12–1 9–13 8–14 6–16 16–6
Pittsburgh 13–9 14–7–1 12–10–1 13–9 10–12 16–6 18–4
St. Louis 14–8 12–10 5–17 12–10 5–17 6–16 4–18

Roster

1905 New York Giants
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Catchers

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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 Roger Bresnahan 104 331 100 .302 0 46
1B Dan McGann 136 491 147 .299 5 75
2B Billy Gilbert 115 376 93 .247 0 24
3B Art Devlin 153 525 129 .246 2 61
SS Bill Dahlen 148 520 126 .242 7 81
OF Mike Donlin 150 606 216 .356 7 80
OF George Browne 127 536 157 .293 4 43
OF Sam Mertes 150 551 154 .279 5 108

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
Frank Bowerman 98 297 80 .269 3 41
Sammy Strang 111 294 76 .259 3 29
Boileryard Clarke 31 50 9 .180 1 4
Offa Neal 4 13 0 .000 0 0
Bob Hall 1 3 1 .333 0 0
Moonlight Graham 1 0 0 ---- 0 0
John 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
Christy Mathewson 43 338.2 31 9 1.28 206
Joe McGinnity 46 320.1 21 15 2.87 125
Red Ames 34 262.2 22 8 2.74 198
Dummy Taylor 32 213.1 16 9 2.66 91
Hooks 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
Claude 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

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

  1. ^ Moonlight Graham page at Baseball Reference

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