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1917 New York Giants

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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98-56, Finished 1st in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John McGraw (98-56)
Scored 635 runs, Allowed 457 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 100-54

Ballparks: Polo Grounds V · Attendance: 500,264 (1st of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 94 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 93

Postseason:  Lost World Series (4-2) to Chicago White Sox


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1916 / 1918 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 Bill Rariden 29 101 314 266 20 72 10 1 0 25 3 42 17 .271 .372 .316 .688 115 84 1 5
2 1B Walter Holke# 24 153 583 527 55 146 12 7 2 55 13 34 54 .277 .327 .338 .665 107 178 5 17
3 2B Buck Herzog 31 114 477 417 69 98 10 8 2 31 12 31 36 .235 .308 .312 .620 93 130 13 16
4 SS Art Fletcher 32 151 608 557 70 145 24 5 4 56 12 23 28 .260 .312 .343 .655 103 191 19 9
5 3B Heinie Zimmerman 30 150 620 585 61 174 22 9 5 102 13 16 43 .297 .317 .391 .709 119 229 1 18
6 OF Benny Kauff* 27 153 644 559 89 172 22 4 5 68 30 59 54 .308 .379 .388 .767 138 217 5 21
7 OF Dave Robertson* 27 142 559 532 64 138 16 9 12 54 17 10 47 .259 .276 .391 .667 106 208 2 16
8 OF George Burns 27 152 678 597 103 180 25 13 5 45 40 75 55 .302 .380 .412 .792 146 246 1 5
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 C Lew McCarty 28 56 180 162 15 40 3 2 2 19 1 14 6 .247 .311 .327 .638 98 53 1 4
10 2B Jimmy Smith# 22 36 109 96 12 22 5 1 0 9 6 9 18 .229 .295 .302 .597 86 29 0 4
11 C George Gibson 36 35 91 82 1 14 3 0 0 5 1 7 2 .171 .236 .207 .443 38 17 0 2
12 2B Pete Kilduff 24 31 85 78 12 16 3 0 1 12 2 4 11 .205 .253 .282 .535 66 22 1 2
13 OF Jim Thorpe 30 26 69 57 12 11 3 2 0 4 1 8 10 .193 .303 .316 .619 92 18 1 2
14 3B Hans Lobert 35 50 59 52 4 10 1 0 1 5 2 5 5 .192 .276 .269 .545 70 14 1 1
15 OF Joe Wilhoit* 31 34 59 50 9 17 2 2 0 8 0 8 5 .340 .431 .460 .891 177 23 0 1
16 OF Ross Youngs* 20 7 29 26 5 9 2 3 0 1 1 1 5 .346 .370 .654 1.024 215 17 0 2
17 UT Red Murray 33 22 27 22 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 3 .045 .192 .091 .283 -11 2 0 1
18 3B Ed Hemingway# 24 7 27 25 3 8 1 1 0 1 2 2 1 .320 .370 .440 .810 151 11 0 0
19 MI Al Baird 22 10 26 24 1 7 0 0 0 4 2 2 2 .292 .346 .292 .638 99 7 0 0
20 1B Jose Rodriguez 23 7 22 20 2 4 0 1 0 2 2 2 1 .200 .273 .300 .573 78 6 0 0
21 C Ernie Krueger 26 8 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
22 C Jack Onslow 28 9 9 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .333 .375 .708 120 3 1 0
23 UT High Pockets Kelly 21 11 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
24 P Ferdie Schupp 26 36 103 93 6 15 2 1 0 4 0 8 35 .161 .228 .204 .432 35 19 0 1
25 P Slim Sallee 32 34 85 77 7 17 0 0 0 11 0 2 12 .221 .241 .221 .461 44 17 0 6
26 P Rube Benton 27 35 79 72 1 12 1 1 0 2 0 2 18 .167 .189 .208 .398 23 15 0 5
27 P Pol Perritt 25 35 72 70 4 11 1 0 0 3 0 0 20 .157 .157 .171 .329 2 12 0 2
28 P Jeff Tesreau 29 33 65 61 4 14 0 1 0 5 1 1 9 .230 .242 .262 .504 57 16 0 3
29 P Fred Anderson 31 38 50 42 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 14 .071 .133 .071 .205 -36 3 0 5
30 P Al Demaree* 32 15 22 18 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 6 .111 .158 .111 .269 -16 2 0 3
31 P George Smith 25 14 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
32 P Jim Middleton 28 13 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
33 P Ad Swigler 21 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
Team Totals 28.2 158 5787 5211 635 1360 170 71 39 537 162 373 533 .261 .317 .343 .660 105 1789 52 151
Rank in 8 NL teams 3 1 2 4 5 1 1 5 3 2 1 2 2 2 1
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.2 158 5289 4756 609 1286 166 68 39 509 160 356 411 .270 .328 .358 .687 113 1705 52 126
Pitcher Totals 28.2 158 498 455 26 74 4 3 0 28 2 17 122 .163 .193 .185 .377 17 84 0 25
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 Ferdie Schupp* 26 21 7 .750 1.95 2.33 36 32 3 25 6 0 272.0 202 69 59 7 70 147 4 0 3 1067 130 1.000 6.7 0.2 2.3 4.9 2.10
2 SP Slim Sallee* 32 18 7 .720 2.17 2.49 34 24 9 18 1 4 215.2 199 70 52 4 34 54 1 1 0 861 117 1.080 8.3 0.2 1.4 2.3 1.59
3 SP Rube Benton* 27 15 9 .625 2.72 2.58 35 25 8 14 3 3 215.0 190 78 65 5 41 70 7 0 3 865 94 1.074 8.0 0.2 1.7 2.9 1.71
4 SP Pol Perritt 25 17 7 .708 1.88 2.50 35 26 8 14 5 1 215.0 186 61 45 3 45 72 7 0 1 855 135 1.074 7.8 0.1 1.9 3.0 1.60
5 SP Jeff Tesreau 29 13 8 .619 3.09 2.76 33 20 6 11 1 2 183.2 168 71 63 6 58 85 3 0 8 757 83 1.230 8.2 0.3 2.8 4.2 1.47
6 SP Al Demaree 32 4 5 .444 2.64 2.53 15 11 2 1 0 0 78.1 70 33 23 1 17 23 1 0 0 321 97 1.111 8.0 0.1 2.0 2.6 1.35
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
7 RP Fred Anderson 31 8 8 .500 1.44 2.16 38 18 15 8 1 3 162.0 122 40 26 1 34 69 2 0 5 632 177 0.963 6.8 0.1 1.9 3.8 2.03
8 RP George Smith 25 0 3 .000 2.84 2.71 14 1 6 1 0 0 38.0 38 13 12 1 11 16 1 0 2 159 91 1.289 9.0 0.2 2.6 3.8 1.45
9 RP Jim Middleton 28 1 1 .500 2.75 2.87 13 0 8 0 0 1 36.0 35 18 11 1 8 9 1 0 2 154 94 1.194 8.8 0.3 2.0 2.3 1.13
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
10 Ad Swigler 21 0 1 .000 6.00 4.93 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 4 4 0 8 4 0 0 0 30 47 2.500 10.5 0.0 12.0 6.0 0.50
11 High Pockets Kelly 21 1 0 1.000 0.00 2.06 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 20 1.000 7.2 0.0 1.8 3.6 2.00
Team Totals 28.2 98 56 .636 2.27 2.50 158 158 66 92 17 14 1426.2 1221 457 360 29 327 551 27 1 24 5721 112 1.085 7.7 0.2 2.1 3.5 1.69
Rank in 8 NL teams 1 8 1 5 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 5
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 GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Fred Anderson 31 38 18 8 47 0 46 1 0 .979 1.21 P
Al Baird 22 10 5 5 43 20 22 1 1 .977 4.20 2B-SS
Rube Benton 27 35 25 14 63 2 58 3 0 .952 1.71 P
George Burns 27 152 152 145 350 325 16 9 4 .974 2.24 OF
Al Demaree 32 15 11 1 25 1 24 0 0 1.000 1.67 P
Art Fletcher 32 151 151 143 880 276 565 39 71 .956 5.57 SS
George Gibson 36 35 26 19 145 116 27 2 4 .986 4.09 1 15 12 44% 44% C
Ed Hemingway 24 7 6 5 24 8 15 1 2 .958 3.29 3B
Buck Herzog 31 113 111 101 610 251 327 32 60 .948 5.12 2B
Walter Holke 24 153 153 150 1724 1635 70 19 104 .989 11.14 1B
Benny Kauff 27 153 153 147 378 357 12 9 4 .976 2.41 OF
High Pockets Kelly 21 7 0 0 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 0.86 P-OF-2B-1B
Pete Kilduff 24 27 18 17 103 39 58 6 12 .942 3.59 2B-SS-3B
Ernie Krueger 26 5 0 0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 1.20 0 3 0 0% 44% C
Hans Lobert 35 21 4 3 32 10 19 3 2 .906 1.38 3B
Lew McCarty 28 54 45 31 284 235 43 6 0 .979 5.15 1 47 19 29% 44% C
Jim Middleton 28 13 0 0 15 2 13 0 0 1.000 1.15 P
Red Murray 33 12 3 3 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1.08 0 0 0 OF-C
Jack Onslow 28 9 2 1 14 11 2 1 0 .929 1.44 0 5 1 17% 44% C
Pol Perritt 25 35 26 14 76 11 63 2 4 .974 2.11 P
Bill Rariden 29 100 85 65 441 354 74 13 7 .971 4.28 5 67 32 32% 44% C
Dave Robertson 27 140 137 131 295 266 12 17 1 .942 1.99 OF
Jose Rodriguez 23 7 5 5 46 45 1 0 2 1.000 6.57 1B
Slim Sallee 32 34 24 18 50 4 46 0 5 1.000 1.47 P
Ferdie Schupp 26 36 32 25 69 6 60 3 3 .957 1.83 P
George Smith 25 14 1 1 12 2 10 0 0 1.000 0.86 P
Jimmy Smith 22 36 29 22 140 53 83 4 5 .971 3.78 2B-SS
Ad Swigler 21 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 P
Jeff Tesreau 29 33 20 11 71 6 60 5 2 .930 2.00 P
Jim Thorpe 30 18 15 10 33 31 0 2 0 .939 1.72 OF
Joe Wilhoit 31 11 8 8 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 1.45 OF
Ross Youngs 20 7 6 6 18 16 2 0 1 1.000 2.57 OF
Heinie Zimmerman 30 150 150 131 535 154 352 29 24 .946 3.29 3B-2B
Team Totals 28.2 158 1422 1240 6567 4274 2085 208 319 .968 3.89 7 137 64 32% 44%
Rank in 8 NL teams 1 2 1
Age G GS 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
Fred Anderson 31 38 50 -7 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 0.0 -3 Purchased 1
Al Baird 22 10 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /46
Rube Benton 27 35 79 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Purchased 1
George Burns 27 152 678 31 1 0 9 -8 34 4.1 20 53 6.0 .527 .525 4.9 0.1 44 Purchased *7O
Al Demaree* 32 15 22 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Purchased 1
Art Fletcher 32 151 608 4 -1 0 30 10 44 5.4 19 62 7.4 .536 .534 3.6 5.1 32 Purchased *6
George Gibson 36 35 91 -5 -0 0 1 1 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.1 .491 .498 -0.2 0.3 -1 Waivers 2
Ed Hemingway# 24 7 27 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .530 .501 0.3 0.0 3 /5
Buck Herzog 31 114 477 -2 -0 0 2 1 0 0.0 15 15 1.5 .500 .500 1.3 0.3 13 $10,000 Rule 5 Draft *4
Walter Holke# 24 153 583 4 -1 0 -5 -5 -7 -0.9 18 11 1.0 .495 .495 1.6 -1.2 16 *3
Benny Kauff* 27 153 644 25 -0 0 1 -4 22 2.7 20 42 4.7 .518 .517 4.6 -0.4 41 $8,500 Purchased *O8/7
High Pockets Kelly 21 11 8 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .478 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Purchased /O7349
Pete Kilduff 24 31 85 -3 -0 0 1 0 -1 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 -0.0 0.2 0 4/65
Ernie Krueger 26 8 10 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .469 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 /2
Hans Lobert 35 50 59 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .498 .499 0.1 0.1 1 Traded 5
Lew McCarty 28 56 180 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.4 6 9 0.9 .507 .502 0.9 0.3 9 Traded 2
Jim Middleton 28 13 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
Red Murray 33 22 27 -3 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 -0.1 -2 Traded O/9872
Jack Onslow 28 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 0.0 1 Loaned /2
Pol Perritt 25 35 72 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $8,000 Traded 1
Bill Rariden 29 101 314 6 -0 0 0 5 11 1.3 10 21 2.3 .513 .508 2.3 0.6 21 Purchased 2
Dave Robertson* 27 142 559 3 0 0 6 -7 2 0.2 17 19 2.0 .502 .502 1.2 -0.2 13 Free Agency *O9/8
Jose Rodriguez 23 7 22 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.0 .494 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /3
Slim Sallee 32 34 85 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 Purchased 1
Ferdie Schupp 26 36 103 -7 0 0 0 7 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
George Smith 25 14 9 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 Purchased 1
Jimmy Smith# 22 36 109 -2 0 0 3 1 2 0.3 3 6 0.6 .508 .502 0.3 0.4 3 Waivers 4/6
Ad Swigler 21 1 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .467 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Jeff Tesreau 29 33 65 -3 -0 0 0 4 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 1 Purchased 1
Jim Thorpe 30 26 69 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -1 -0.2 2 1 0.0 .493 .499 0.0 -0.1 1 Amateur Free Agent
Joe Wilhoit* 31 34 59 4 0 0 0 -1 4 0.5 2 6 0.7 .514 .503 0.7 -0.1 6 Waivers O9/87
Ross Youngs* 20 7 29 3 0 0 0 -0 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .549 .502 0.4 -0.0 4 Purchased /O87
Heinie Zimmerman 30 150 620 12 -1 0 11 5 27 3.3 19 46 5.3 .522 .521 3.9 2.0 35 Traded *5/4
Team Total 28.2 1719 5788 32 1 0 59 34 126 15.2 162 288 31.7 .509 .509 24.5 7.5 229 $26,500
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
Fred Anderson 31 161.1 38 18 40 2.23 3.46 0.36 0.00 95.7 2.96 13 1.6 1.0 -0.1 2.9 24 .542 .510 Purchased
Rube Benton* 27 215.1 35 25 78 3.26 3.34 0.38 0.00 97.2 2.88 -10 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 0.5 5 .466 .493 Purchased
Al Demaree 32 78.1 15 11 33 3.79 3.44 0.39 0.00 93.7 2.85 -8 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -3 .434 .494 Purchased
High Pockets Kelly 21 5.0 1 0 0 0.00 3.63 0.37 0.00 108.0 3.52 2 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.3 2 .782 .502 Purchased
Jim Middleton 28 36.2 13 0 18 4.42 3.63 0.41 0.00 96.4 3.11 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -3 .450 .496
Pol Perritt 25 215.0 35 26 61 2.55 3.36 0.38 0.00 95.2 2.84 6 0.8 1.0 -0.1 2.4 21 .522 .505 $8,000 Traded
Slim Sallee* 32 215.1 34 24 70 2.93 3.46 0.39 0.00 94.0 2.88 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.4 13 .494 .499 Purchased
Ferdie Schupp* 26 272.0 36 32 69 2.28 3.43 0.34 0.00 95.0 2.93 19 2.4 1.0 -0.2 4.5 37 .568 .515
George Smith 25 36.1 14 1 13 3.22 3.53 0.40 0.00 97.3 3.04 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .493 .499 Purchased
Ad Swigler 21 6.0 1 1 4 6.00 3.55 0.33 0.00 98.0 3.16 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .308 .499
Jeff Tesreau 29 184.0 33 20 71 3.47 3.45 0.36 0.00 94.6 2.92 -12 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 0.0 1 .457 .491 Purchased
Team Total 28.2 1425.1 255 158 457 2.89 3.43 0.37 0.00 95.3 2.91 -1 0.3 1.0 -0.8 11.3 97 .501 .501 $8,000
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1916 / 1918 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics