1948 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Horace Stoneham
General manager(s)Chub Feeney
Manager(s)Mel Ott, Leo Durocher
Local televisionWNBT
(Steve Ellis)
Local radioWMCA
(Frankie Frisch, Maury Farrell)
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The 1948 New York Giants season was the franchise's 66th season. The team finished in fifth place in the National League with a 78–76 record, 13½ games behind the Boston Braves.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Braves 91 62 0.595 45–31 46–31
St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 0.552 44–33 41–36
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 0.545 36–41 48–29
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 71 0.539 47–31 36–40
New York Giants 78 76 0.506 13½ 37–40 41–36
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 0.429 25½ 32–44 34–44
Cincinnati Reds 64 89 0.418 27 32–45 32–44
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 27½ 35–42 29–48

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 14–8 16–6–1 13–8 11–11 14–8 12–10 11–11
Brooklyn 8–14 11–11 18–4 11–11–1 15–7 9–13 12–10
Chicago 6–16–1 11–11 10–12 11–11 7–15 8–14 11–11
Cincinnati 8–13 4–18 12–10 10–12 11–11 9–13 10–12
New York 11–11 11–11–1 11–11 12–10 14–8 12–10 7–15
Philadelphia 8–14 7–15 15–7 11–11 8–14 12–10–1 5–17
Pittsburgh 10–12 13–9 14–8 13–9 10–12 10–12–1 13–9–1
St. Louis 11–11 10–12 11–11 12–10 15–7 17–5 9–13–1


Opening Day lineup

Roster

1948 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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 Walker Cooper 91 290 77 .266 16 54
1B Johnny Mize 152 560 162 .289 40 125
2B Bill Rigney 113 424 112 .264 10 43
SS Buddy Kerr 144 496 119 .240 0 46
3B Sid Gordon 142 521 156 .299 30 107
OF Willard Marshall 143 537 146 .272 14 86
OF Whitey Lockman 146 584 167 .286 18 59
OF Bobby Thomson 138 471 117 .248 16 63

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
Jack Lohrke 97 280 70 .250 5 31
Wes Westrum 66 125 20 .160 4 16
Mickey Livingston 45 99 21 .212 2 12
Les Layton 63 91 21 .231 2 12
Don Mueller 36 81 29 .358 1 9
Johnny McCarthy 56 57 15 .263 2 12
Lonny Frey 29 51 13 .255 1 6
Jack Conway 24 49 12 .245 1 3
Bobby Rhawn 36 44 12 .273 1 8
Sal Yvars 15 38 8 .211 1 6
Pete Milne 12 27 6 .222 0 2
Buddy Blattner 8 20 4 .200 0 0
Hal Bamberger 7 12 1 .083 0 0
Jack Harshman 5 8 2 .250 0 1
Joe Lafata 1 1 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
Larry Jansen 42 277.0 18 12 3.61 126

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
Sheldon Jones 55 201.1 16 8 3.35 82
Ray Poat 39 157.2 11 10 4.34 57
Clint Hartung 36 153.1 8 8 4.75 42
Dave Koslo 35 149.0 8 10 3.87 58
Monte Kennedy 25 114.1 3 9 4.01 63
Andy Hansen 36 100.0 5 3 2.97 27
Thornton Lee 11 32.2 1 3 4.41 17
Red Webb 5 28.0 2 1 3.21 9
Bobo Newsom 11 25.2 0 4 4.21 9

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
Ken Trinkle 53 4 5 7 3.18 20
Alex Konikowski 22 2 3 1 7.56 9
Clem Dreisewerd 4 0 0 1 5.68 2
Mickey McGowan 3 0 0 0 7.36 2
Lou Lombardo 2 0 0 0 6.75 0
Jack Hallett 2 0 0 0 4.50 3
Paul Erickson 2 0 0 0 0.00 1
Hub Andrews 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Joe Beggs 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors

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Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Notes

  1. ^ Hoyt Wilhelm at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ed Albrecht at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Pete Milne at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Marv Grisson at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References