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1904 New York Giants
1904 National League Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1904 Information
Owner(s) John T. Brush
Manager(s) John McGraw
Local television none
Local radio none

The 1904 New York Giants season was the 22nd season in franchise history. They led the National League in both runs scored and fewest runs allowed, on their way to 106 wins and the pennant.

The Giants had no offensive firepower in this pitching-dominated era but scored using a balanced lineup and a lot of small-ball tactics formerly employed by manager John McGraw in his playing days. The lineup featured three of the top five stolen base leaders in the majors: Bill Dahlen, Sam Mertes, and Dan McGann.

They also had one of the greatest pitching duos of all-time in Joe McGinnity and Christy Mathewson, who each had arguably the greatest seasons in their Hall of Fame careers. They combined for 68 wins - a 20th century record for two pitchers on the same team.[1]

The first modern World Series had been played in 1903, but McGraw and owner John T. Brush refused to play the AL champion Boston Americans. They would change their position the following year.

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Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 106 47 -- .693
Chicago Cubs 93 60 13 .608
Cincinnati Reds 88 65 18 .575
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 67 19 .569
St. Louis Cardinals 75 79 31.5 .487
Brooklyn Superbas 56 97 50 .366
Boston Beaneaters 55 98 51 .359
Philadelphia Phillies 52 100 53.5 .342

Notable transactions

Roster

1904 New York Giants roster
Roster
Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders Outfielders

Manager

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
1B McGann, DanDan McGann 141 517 148 .286 6 71
SS Dahlen, BillBill Dahlen
OF Mertes, SamSam Mertes

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
McCormick, MooseMoose McCormick
Dunn, JackJack Dunn 64 181 56 .309 1 19
McGraw, JohnJohn McGraw 5 12 4 .333 0 0
Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers
O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke

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
McGinnity, JoeJoe McGinnity 51 408 35 8 1.61 144
Mathewson, ChristyChristy Mathewson 48 367 33 12 2.03 212
Taylor, DummyDummy Taylor 36 296 21 15 2.34 138
Ames, RedRed Ames 16 115 4 6 2.27 93

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
Elliott, ClaudeClaude Elliott 3 15 0 1 3.00 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

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

George Browne

  • NL leader in runs scored (99)

Bill Dahlen

  • NL leader in RBI (80)
  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (47)

Christy Mathewson

  • NL leader in strikeouts (212)
  • #2 in NL in wins (33)

Iron Man McGinnity

  • NL leader in wins (35)
  • NL leader in ERA (1.61)
  • NL leader in shutouts (9)

Sam Mertes

  • #2 in NL in RBI (78)
  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (47)

Notes

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.100, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Doc Marshall page at Baseball Reference

References

Preceded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1903
National League Championship Season
1904
Succeeded by
New York Giants
1905

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