1916 New York Giants

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1916 New York Giants / Franchise: San Francisco Giants / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 86-66, Finished 4th in National League (1916 NL)

Managed by John McGraw

Ballpark: Polo Grounds IV

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

From September 7 to 30, the 1916 New York Giants were unbeaten in 26 consecutive games, the longest such streak in major league history. The streak included 25 wins and one tie, a 1-1 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates which was called after nine innings because of rain. The streak took the Giants from playing below .500 to the heart of the pennant race, but they still fell a few games shy of catching the National League leaders.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Max Blue: "McGraw's Streak", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 43, Number 1 (spring 2014), pp. 26-32.