1945 New York Giants (MLB) season

The 1945 New York Giants season was the franchise's 63rd season. The team finished in fifth place in the National League with a 78–74 record, 19 games behind the Chicago Cubs.

1945 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Horace Stoneham
Manager(s)Mel Ott
Local radioWINS
(Al Helfer, Bill Slater)
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OffseasonEdit

  • Prior to 1945 season: Ed Albrecht was signed as an amateur free agent by the Giants.[1]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 98 56 0.636 49–26 49–30
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 0.617 3 48–29 47–30
Brooklyn Dodgers 87 67 0.565 11 48–30 39–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 72 0.532 16 45–34 37–38
New York Giants 78 74 0.513 19 47–30 31–44
Boston Braves 67 85 0.441 30 36–38 31–47
Cincinnati Reds 61 93 0.396 37 36–41 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 46 108 0.299 52 22–55 24–53

Record vs. opponentsEdit


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13–1 7–15 10–12 10–10–2 14–8 7–15 10–12
Brooklyn 13–9–1 8–14–1 11–11 15–7 19–3 12–10 9–13
Chicago 15–7 14–8–1 21–1 11–11 17–5 14–8 6–16
Cincinnati 12–10 11–11 1–21 6–16 12–10 10–12 9–13
New York 10–10–2 7–15 11–11 16–6 17–5 11–11 6–16
Philadelphia 8–14 3–19 5–17 10–12 5–17 6–16 9–13
Pittsburgh 15–7 10–12 8–14 12–10 11–11 16–6 10–12–1
St. Louis 12–10 13–9 16–6 13–9 16–6 13–9 12–10–1


Opening Day lineupEdit

RosterEdit

1945 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Ernie Lombardi 115 368 113 .307 19 70
1B Phil Weintraub 82 283 77 .272 10 42
2B George Hausmann 154 623 174 .279 2 45
SS Buddy Kerr 149 546 136 .249 4 40
3B Nap Reyes 122 431 124 .288 5 44
OF Mel Ott 135 451 139 .308 21 79
OF Danny Gardella 121 430 117 .272 18 71
OF Johnny Rucker 105 429 117 .273 7 51

Other battersEdit

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
Red Treadway 88 224 54 .241 4 23
Clyde Kluttz 73 222 62 .279 4 21
Billy Jurges 61 176 57 .324 3 24
Whitey Lockman 32 129 44 .341 3 18
Steve Filipowicz 35 112 23 .205 2 16
Mike Schemer 31 108 36 .333 1 10
Roy Zimmerman 27 98 27 .276 5 15
Jim Mallory 37 94 28 .298 0 9
Joe Medwick 26 92 28 .304 3 11
Charlie Mead 11 37 10 .270 1 6
Ray Berres 20 30 5 .167 0 2
Al Gardella 16 26 2 .077 0 1
Johnny Hudson 28 11 0 .000 0 0
Bill DeKoning 3 1 0 .000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bill Voiselle 41 232.1 14 14 4.49 115
Harry Feldman 35 217.2 12 13 3.27 74
Van Mungo 26 183.0 14 7 3.20 101
Jack Brewer 28 159.2 8 6 3.83 49
Sal Maglie 13 84.1 5 4 2.35 32

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Slim Emmerich 31 100.0 4 4 4.86 27
Andy Hansen 23 92.2 4 3 4.66 37
Adrian Zabala 11 43.1 2 4 4.78 14
Don Fisher 2 18.0 1 0 2.00 4
Roy Lee 3 7.0 0 2 11.57 0
Ewald Pyle 6 6.1 0 0 17.05 2

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ace Adams 65 11 9 15 3.42 39
Rube Fischer 31 3 8 1 5.63 27
Ray Harrell 12 0 0 0 4.97 7
Loren Bain 3 0 0 0 7.88 1
Johnny Gee 2 0 0 1 9.00 1
Jack Phillips 1 0 0 0 10.38 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AA Jersey City Giants International League Gabby Hartnett
AA San Francisco Seals Pacific Coast League Lefty O'Doul
B Richmond Colts Piedmont League Frank Rodgers
C Danville-Scholfield Leafs Carolina League Herb Brett
D Bristol Twins Appalachian League Hal Gruber
D Hickory Rebels North Carolina State League Herschel Bobo
D Springfield Giants Ohio State League Earl Wolgamot
D Erie Sailors PONY League Bill Harris

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: San Francisco, Danville-Scholfield[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ed Albrecht page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

ReferencesEdit