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1897 New York Giants

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1896 / 1898

83-48, Finished 3rd in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bill Joyce (83-48)
Scored 901 runs, Allowed 696 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-50

Ballparks: Polo Grounds IV · Attendance: 390,340 (1st of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 96 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 96


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1896 / 1898 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Jack Warner* 24 111 446 400 50 109 6 3 2 51 8 26 22 .273 .342 .318 .659 77 127 16 4
2 1B Willie Clark* 24 117 486 436 63 122 17 12 1 75 18 37 29 .280 .349 .381 .729 95 166 9 4
3 2B Kid Gleason# 30 132 578 543 86 172 16 4 1 106 44 27 24 .317 .353 .366 .719 92 199 3 5
4 SS George Davis# 26 131 576 521 112 184 31 10 10 135 65 43 23 .353 .410 .509 .918 144 265 7 5
5 3B Bill Joyce* 29 110 492 389 111 118 15 13 3 64 35 81 38 .303 .444 .432 .875 134 168 17 5
6 OF Mike Tiernan* 30 128 595 532 123 174 29 10 5 72 40 61 36 .327 .397 .447 .845 125 238 1 1
7 OF George Van Haltren* 31 130 615 566 119 186 22 9 3 64 50 42 25 .329 .376 .415 .791 111 235 1 6
8 OF Ducky Holmes* 28 80 338 310 52 82 8 6 1 45 30 18 31 .265 .313 .339 .652 74 105 4 6
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 OF Tom McCreery# 22 49 206 177 36 53 8 5 1 28 15 22 28 .299 .380 .418 .798 113 74 1 6
10 C Parke Wilson 29 47 174 158 29 47 9 3 0 23 6 15 3 .297 .362 .392 .754 101 62 1 0
11 3B Jim Donnelly 31 23 95 85 19 16 3 0 0 11 6 9 5 .188 .266 .224 .489 31 19 0 1
12 UT Charlie Gettig 26 22 83 75 8 15 6 0 0 12 3 6 10 .200 .277 .280 .557 49 21 2 0
13 1B Jake Beckley* 29 17 73 68 8 17 2 3 1 11 2 2 2 .250 .301 .412 .713 89 28 3 0
14 OF Walt Wilmot# 33 11 37 34 8 9 2 0 1 4 1 2 3 .265 .306 .412 .717 91 14 0 1
15 UT General Stafford 29 7 26 23 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 .087 .192 .087 .279 -24 2 0 0
16 C Dave Zearfoss? 29 5 10 10 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .300 .500 .800 112 5 0 0
17 MI Yale Murphy* 27 5 10 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -44 0 0 0
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
18 P Amos Rusie 26 40 148 144 25 40 1 3 0 22 1 3 8 .278 .297 .326 .624 66 47 1 0
19 P Cy Seymour* 24 45 146 141 13 34 5 1 2 14 3 4 13 .241 .262 .333 .595 58 47 0 1
20 P Jouett Meekin 30 42 143 137 22 41 6 1 0 10 3 5 11 .299 .329 .358 .686 83 49 1 0
21 P Mike Sullivan* 30 23 68 66 6 18 1 0 0 8 0 2 10 .273 .294 .288 .582 56 19 0 0
22 P Ed Doheny* 23 10 36 35 5 7 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 .200 .222 .229 .451 20 8 0 0
23 P Dad Clarke# 32 6 14 13 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .231 .286 .231 .516 39 3 0 0
Team Totals 27.7 138 5395 4871 901 1452 188 84 31 760 332 412 330 .298 .361 .390 .751 101 1901 67 45
Rank in 12 NL teams 3 3 3 9 4 7 2 5 8 3 4 5 5 3 3
Non-Pitcher Totals 27.8 138 4840 4335 826 1309 174 79 29 705 323 396 283 .302 .369 .399 .768 105 1728 65 44
Pitcher Totals 27.0 138 555 536 75 143 14 5 2 55 9 16 47 .267 .291 .323 .613 64 173 2 1
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Amos Rusie 26 28 10 .737 2.54 3.63 38 37 1 35 2 0 322.1 314 143 91 6 87 135 10 0 6 1336 163 1.244 8.8 0.2 2.4 3.8 1.55
2 SP Jouett Meekin 30 20 11 .645 3.76 4.21 37 34 3 30 2 0 303.2 328 176 127 9 99 83 8 0 15 1307 110 1.406 9.7 0.3 2.9 2.5 0.84
3 SP Cy Seymour* 24 18 14 .563 3.27 4.39 39 34 5 29 2 1 286.2 257 162 104 4 168 156 21 2 12 1269 127 1.483 8.1 0.1 5.3 4.9 0.93
4 SP Mike Sullivan 30 8 7 .533 5.09 5.09 23 16 7 11 1 2 148.2 183 113 84 6 71 35 14 0 13 695 81 1.709 11.1 0.4 4.3 2.1 0.49
5 SP Ed Doheny* 23 4 4 .500 2.12 4.32 10 10 0 10 0 0 85.0 69 45 20 0 45 37 8 0 7 366 196 1.341 7.3 0.0 4.8 3.9 0.82
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
6 Dad Clarke 32 2 1 .667 6.10 4.35 6 4 2 2 0 0 31.0 43 34 21 1 11 10 2 0 1 145 69 1.742 12.5 0.3 3.2 2.9 0.91
7 Charlie Gettig? 26 1 1 .500 5.21 4.32 3 2 0 2 0 0 19.0 23 23 11 0 9 7 2 0 2 89 81 1.684 10.9 0.0 4.3 3.3 0.78
Team Totals 27.0 81 48 .628 3.45 4.22 138 137 18 119 7 3 1196.1 1217 696 458 26 490 463 65 2 56 5207 120 1.427 9.2 0.2 3.7 3.5 0.94
Rank in 12 NL teams 3 10 1 2 1 3 3 1 4 1 4 12 1
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown

Team Fielding--Totals

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Age G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Jake Beckley 29 17 186 166 15 5 12 .973 10.65 1B
Dad Clarke 32 6 13 3 7 3 0 .769 1.67 P
Willie Clark 24 116 1145 1059 68 18 69 .984 9.72 1B-OF-3B
George Davis 26 130 839 339 438 62 67 .926 5.98 SS
Ed Doheny 23 10 39 4 31 4 3 .897 3.50 P
Jim Donnelly 31 23 61 18 35 8 2 .869 2.30 3B
Charlie Gettig 26 22 61 19 26 16 1 .738 2.05 P-3B-2B-OF-SS
Kid Gleason 30 133 777 317 404 56 44 .928 5.42 2B-SS
Ducky Holmes 28 79 146 115 15 16 2 .890 1.65 OF-SS
Bill Joyce 29 109 454 188 199 67 19 .852 3.55 3B-1B
Tom McCreery 22 48 84 56 19 9 2 .893 1.56 OF-2B
Jouett Meekin 30 37 81 14 56 11 2 .864 1.89 P
Yale Murphy 27 5 7 3 3 1 0 .857 1.20 SS-2B
Amos Rusie 26 38 104 19 77 8 3 .923 2.53 P
Cy Seymour 24 45 145 25 100 20 5 .862 2.78 P-OF
General Stafford 29 7 17 8 4 5 1 .706 1.71 OF-SS
Mike Sullivan 30 23 49 4 39 6 2 .878 1.87 P
Mike Tiernan 30 128 203 178 11 14 2 .931 1.48 OF
George Van Haltren 31 130 322 271 31 20 4 .938 2.32 OF
Jack Warner 24 111 682 523 127 32 17 .953 5.86 20 104 114 52% 37% C
Walt Wilmot 33 9 16 13 2 1 0 .938 1.67 OF
Parke Wilson 29 46 267 226 27 14 9 .948 5.50 11 24 18 43% 37% C-1B-OF-2B
Dave Zearfoss 29 5 25 15 7 3 1 .880 4.40 2 3 6 67% 37% C
Team Totals 27.6 138 5723 3583 1741 399 267 .930 4.17 33 131 138 51% 37%
Rank in 12 NL teams 11 3 11
Age G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Jake Beckley* 29 17 73 -1 -0 0 2 -0 0 0.0 2 3 0.3 .502 .500 0.1 0.2 1 Traded 3
Willie Clark* 24 117 486 -3 -1 0 6 -1 1 0.1 17 18 1.7 .501 .501 1.2 0.4 12 *3/O5
Dad Clarke# 32 6 14 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
George Davis# 26 131 576 35 6 0 11 9 60 4.9 20 80 6.9 .538 .531 6.0 1.6 69 Traded *6
Ed Doheny* 23 10 36 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Free Agency 1
Jim Donnelly 31 23 95 -9 1 0 1 1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.2 .477 .497 -0.3 0.2 -4 5
Charlie Gettig 26 22 83 -6 0 0 -2 0 -8 -0.7 3 -5 -0.4 .470 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -3 /54O16
Kid Gleason# 30 132 578 -5 2 0 4 2 4 0.3 20 23 2.2 .502 .502 1.9 0.5 19 Traded *4/6
Ducky Holmes* 28 80 338 -14 3 0 -4 -5 -20 -1.7 12 -8 -0.5 .479 .490 -0.2 -0.7 -4 Traded O/6
Bill Joyce* 29 110 492 28 0 0 -7 3 25 2.0 17 41 3.7 .518 .512 4.2 -0.3 48 Traded *5/3
Tom McCreery# 22 49 206 3 1 0 -1 -3 -0 -0.0 7 7 0.7 .500 .500 0.8 -0.3 8 Traded O/4
Jouett Meekin 30 42 143 -4 -0 0 0 11 7 0.6 0 7 0.6 .514 .504 0.6 0.0 7 Traded 1
Yale Murphy* 27 5 10 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .473 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /64
Amos Rusie 26 40 148 -7 -0 0 0 12 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 4 $3,000 Assigned--by lg 1
Cy Seymour* 24 45 146 -10 -0 0 0 11 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 Free Agency 1/O
General Stafford 29 7 26 -4 0 0 -1 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .435 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 /O6
Mike Sullivan* 30 23 68 -5 0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
Mike Tiernan* 30 128 595 22 1 0 -1 -8 14 1.1 20 33 3.0 .509 .507 3.2 -0.8 34 *O
George Van Haltren* 31 130 615 11 3 0 6 -7 13 1.1 20 33 3.1 .509 .507 2.6 -0.1 27 Purchased *O
Jack Warner* 24 111 446 -11 -1 0 1 7 -4 -0.4 15 11 1.1 .497 .498 1.1 0.7 10 Jumped Lgs *2
Walt Wilmot# 33 11 37 -1 -0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.1 1 -0 0.0 .489 .499 0.0 -0.1 -0 /O
Parke Wilson 29 47 174 1 -0 0 -2 2 1 0.0 6 6 0.6 .501 .500 0.8 -0.0 9 Purchased 23/O4
Dave Zearfoss? 29 5 10 -0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .486 .500 0.0 -0.1 1 Amateur Free Agent /2
Team Total 27.7 1291 5395 12 14 0 12 44 81 6.3 163 245 22.5 .505 .505 21.6 1.0 233 $3,000
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Dad Clarke 32 31.0 6 4 34 9.87 5.82 0.10 0.00 96.0 5.49 -14 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -11 .330 .494
Ed Doheny* 23 85.0 10 10 45 4.76 5.82 0.09 0.00 96.0 5.50 9 0.8 -0.1 1.5 18 .580 .505 Free Agency
Charlie Gettig? 26 19.0 3 2 23 10.89 5.82 0.10 0.00 96.0 5.49 -11 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -9 .263 .496
Jouett Meekin 30 303.2 37 34 176 5.22 5.82 0.09 0.00 96.0 5.50 17 1.5 1.0 -0.2 4.1 48 .539 .509 Traded
Amos Rusie 26 322.1 38 37 143 3.99 5.82 0.09 0.00 96.0 5.50 62 5.6 1.0 -0.2 8.4 95 .648 .535 $3,000 Assigned--by lg
Cy Seymour* 24 286.2 39 34 162 5.09 5.82 0.08 0.00 96.0 5.51 21 1.8 1.0 -0.2 4.3 50 .545 .511 Free Agency
Mike Sullivan 30 148.2 23 16 113 6.84 5.82 0.10 0.00 96.0 5.49 -19 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -3 .436 .491
Team Total 27.0 1196.1 156 137 696 5.24 5.82 0.09 0.00 96.0 5.50 65 6.5 1.0 -0.9 16.9 187 .541 .512 $3,000
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1896 / 1898 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics