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The 1955 New York Giants season was the franchise's 73rd season. The team finished in third place in the National League with an 80-74 record, 18½ games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers. The season ended with the Phillies turning a triple play with the winning run at home plate.[1][2]

1955 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Horace Stoneham
General manager(s)Chub Feeney
Manager(s)Leo Durocher
Local televisionWPIX
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
Local radioWMCA
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 0.641 56–21 42–34
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 0.552 13½ 46–31 39–38
New York Giants 80 74 0.519 18½ 44–35 36–39
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 0.500 21½ 46–31 31–46
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 0.487 23½ 46–31 29–48
Chicago Cubs 72 81 0.471 26 43–33 29–48
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 0.442 30½ 41–36 27–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 0.390 38½ 36–39 24–55

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1955 National League Records

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


Opening Day lineupEdit

RosterEdit

1955 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
1B Gail Harris 79 263 61 .232 12 36
3B Hank Thompson 135 432 106 .245 17 63
SS Alvin Dark 115 475 134 .282 9 45

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
Dusty Rhodes 94 187 57 .305 6 32
Bill Taylor 65 64 17 .266 4 12
Foster Castleman 15 28 6 .214 2 4

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
Johnny Antonelli 38 235.1 14 16 3.33 143
Rubén Gómez 33 185.1 9 10 4.56 79
Pete Burnside 2 12.2 1 0 2.84 2

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
Don Liddle 33 106.1 10 4 4.23 56

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
Paul Giel 34 4 4 0 3.39 47
Al Corwin 13 0 1 0 4.01 13
George Spencer 1 0 0 0 5.40 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Mays Hits 51st HR As Giants, Phils Split: Triple Play in Ninth Inning Of Nightcap Robs New York of Sweep". Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP). September 26, 1955. p. 22. Retrieved July 4, 2016. It was an inglorious finish, as the Phils got the final three outs in the ninth inning on a triple play after New York had two runners on with none out.
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 3, New York Giants 1 (2)". retrosheet.org. September 25, 1955. Retrieved July 4, 2016. Hofman lined into a triple play (shortstop to second to first) [Amalfitano out at second, Lockman out at first][.]
  3. ^ Marshall Bridges at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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