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1916 New York Giants season

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Owner(s)  Harry Hempstead
Manager(s)  John McGraw
1916 New York Giants season

The 1916 New York Giants season was the franchise's 34th season. The team finished in fourth place in the National League with an 86-66 record, 7 games behind the Brooklyn Robins. This season introduced a new uniform design.

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Opening day games

The first game of the home season was on April 20, 1916, at the Polo Grounds. John Purroy Mitchel threw the ceremonial first pitch.

Regular season

The 1916 Giants set a major league record with the longest streak by a team of consecutive games without a loss: 27 games. The Giants won 26 of games and had one tie between September 7 to 30. Earlier in the season, the Giants had won 17 consecutive games. Despite the winning streak, the Giants did not have a pitcher with at least 20 wins.

For the only time in franchise history, the Giants failed to score a run in a three-game series; they were shut out in all three games against St. Louis, August 20–22.

Former Federal League star Benny Kauff led the team in runs batted in and stolen bases.

Notable transactions

  • August 28, 1916: Larry Doyle, Merwin Jacobson, and Herb Hunter were traded by the Giants to the Chicago Cubs for Heinie Zimmerman and Mickey Doolan.
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Starting pitchers

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

    Other pitchers

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

    Relief pitchers

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

    League top five finishers

    George Burns

  • NL leader in runs scored (105)
  • 4th in NL in stolen bases (37)
  • Benny Kauff

  • 2nd in NL in stolen bases (40)
  • 4th in NL in RBI (74)
  • Dave Robertson

  • MLB leader in home runs (12)
  • 3rd in NL in runs scored (88)
  • References

    1916 New York Giants season Wikipedia


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