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1889 New York Giants
World Series Champions
National League Champions
LeagueNational League
BallparkOakland Park, St. George Cricket Grounds, Polo Grounds
CityNew York City
Record83–43 (.659)
Divisional place1st
OwnersJohn B. Day
ManagersJim Mutrie
← 1888 Seasons 1890 →

The 1889 New York Giants season was the franchise's seventh season. The team finished first in the National League with a record of 83–43. They beat the Boston Beaneaters by just one game. The Beaneaters won the same number of games as the Giants, but lost two more games, giving the pennant to the Giants. The Giants went on to face the American Association champion Brooklyn Bridegrooms in the World Series, winning six games to three. The series marked the first meeting between the Giants and the team that would become the Dodgers, a rivalry that continues to this day.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 83 43 0.659 47–15 36–28
Boston Beaneaters 83 45 0.648 1 48–17 35–28
Chicago White Stockings 67 65 0.508 19 37–30 30–35
Philadelphia Quakers 63 64 0.496 20½ 43–24 20–40
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 61 71 0.462 25 40–28 21–43
Cleveland Spiders 61 72 0.459 25½ 33–35 28–37
Indianapolis Hoosiers 59 75 0.440 28 32–36 27–39
Washington Nationals 41 83 0.331 41 24–29 17–54

Record vs. opponents


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Team BOS CHI CLE IND NYG PHI PIT WSH
Boston 10–7–1 12–8–1 10–10 8–6–2 13–6 16–3 14–5–1
Chicago 7–10–1 11–9 13–7 5–13–1 9–10–1 10–9–1 12–7
Cleveland 8–12–1 9–11 9–10–1 4–14 10–9 7–13 14–3–1
Indianapolis 10–10 7–13 10–9–1 7–13 4–13 10–10 11–7
New York 6–8–2 13–5–1 14–4 13–7 12–7–1 12–7–1 13–5
Philadelphia 6–13 10–9–1 9–10 13–4 7–12–1 9–9 9–7–1
Pittsburgh 3–16 9–10–1 13–7 10–10 7–12–1 9–9 10–7
Washington 5–14–1 7–12 3–14–1 7–11 5–13 7–9–1 7–10


Roster

1889 New York Giants
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
C Buck Ewing 99 407 133 .327 4 87
1B Roger Connor 131 496 157 .317 13 130
2B Danny Richardson 125 497 139 .280 7 100
SS John Ward 114 479 143 .299 1 67
3B Art Whitney 129 473 103 .218 1 59
OF George Gore 120 488 149 .305 7 54
OF Jim O'Rourke 128 502 161 .321 3 81
OF Mike Tiernan 122 499 167 .335 10 73

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
William Brown 40 139 36 .259 1 29
Gil Hatfield 32 125 23 .184 1 12
Mike Slattery 12 48 14 .292 1 12
Pat Murphy 9 28 10 .357 1 4
Harry Lyons 5 20 2 .100 0 2
Bill George 3 15 4 .267 0 0
Elmer Foster 2 4 0 .000 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
Mickey Welch 45 375.0 27 12 3.02 125
Tim Keefe 47 364.0 28 13 3.36 225
Ed Crane 29 230.0 14 10 3.68 130
Hank O'Day 10 78.0 9 1 4.27 28
Gil Hatfield 6 52.0 2 4 3.98 28
Ledell Titcomb 3 26.0 1 2 6.58 7

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
Buck Ewing 3 20.0 2 0 4.05 12

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
Art Whitney 1 0 0 0 2.08 3

1889 World Series

Main article: 1889 World Series

The Giants beat the Brooklyn Bridegrooms six games to three in the World Series.

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