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Forever Giants: 1924 National League Champion New York Giants(Year 42)

Friday, December 19, 2014

1923 is here.

My WAR calculation is a combination of Baseball-reference and Clay Davenport; I believe it to be the "best" WAR number available for historical comparison. 8 WAR is an MVP quality season. The parenthetical is a career Giants WAR total with the eventual goal of a top 100 Giants of all time. The record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.



1924 NL Champions 101-61 (lost in 7 games to Senators)
C Frank Snyder 1.55 (8.7)
1B High Pockets Kelly 5.4 (17.9)
2B Frankie Frisch 7.1 (28.8)
SS Travis Jackson 3.75 (5.4)
3B Heinie Groh 3.8 (11.45)
LF Irish Meusel 1 (3.55)
CF Hack Wilson 1.75 (1.55)
RF Ross Youngs 5.2 (25.05)
OF Billy Southworth -1
C Hank Gowdy 1.7 (3.05)
1B Bill Terry .15 (.1)
OF Jimmy O’Connell .3 (-.3)
2B Freddie Lindstrom .05
SP Virgil Barnes 3.25 (2.55)
SP Jack Bentley 1.75 (3.3)
SP Hugh McQuillan 2.7 (5.35)
SP Art Nehf 2.45 (11.95)
SP Wayland Dean -1.4
RP Rosy Ryan -.35 (3.85)

-Backup outfielder Jimmy O'Connell gets banned for life for suspected collusion with the Phillies; the Giants win their fourth straight pennant, losing in 7 games when a bad bounce allowed the Senators to tie the score in the 8th, they'd win it in the 12th.  

Forever Giants 
1. Christy Mathewson SP 103.35
2. Roger Connor 1B 56.9
3. Amos Rusie P 52.95
4. Art Fletcher SS 45.3
5. George Davis SS 44.15
6. Mike Tiernan RF 42.1
7. Mickey Welch P 41.55
8. Buck Ewing C 40.9
9. Larry Doyle 2B 37.15
10. George Burns LF 31.1
11. Art Devlin 3B 30.7
12. Joe McGinnity P 29.35
13. Tim Keefe P 29.05 
14. Roger Bresnahan C 26
15. Jeff Tesreau SP 24.4
16. Jouett Meekin P 24.25
17. Hooks Wiltse P 23.95
18 George Van Haltren CF 22.1
19. Chief Meyers C 20.85

Forever Giants: 1923 National League Champion New York Giants(Year 41)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

1922 is here.

My WAR calculation is a combination of Baseball-reference and Clay Davenport; I believe it to be the "best" WAR number available for historical comparison. 8 WAR is an MVP quality season. The parenthetical is a career Giants WAR total with the eventual goal of a top 100 Giants of all time. The record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.



1923 97-65 NL Champions (loss to Yankees in 6)
C Frank Snyder .85 (7.15)
1B High Pockets Kelly 3.1 (12.5)
2B Frankie Frisch 6.5 (21.7)
SS Dave Bancroft 4.25 (18.2)
3B Heinie Groh 3.25 (7.65)
LF Irish Meusel .9 (2.55)
CF Ross Youngs 2.55 (19.85)
SS Travis Jackson 1.85 (1.65)
OF Jimmy O’Connell -.6
OF Casey Stengel 1.2 (3.3)
C Hank Gowdy 1.35
OF Hack Wilson -.2
1B Bill Terry -.05
SP Hugh McQuillan 2.65
SP Jack Scott 2.25
SP Art Nehf -.2 (9.5)
SP Jack Bentley 1.55
SP Mule Watson 1.45
RP Rosy Ryan 1.75 (4.2)

-Giants go wire to wire to win their third straight pennant, but lost the Series to the Yankees in 6. Bancroft's been one of the Giants best 1-2 players every season, but this finishes him up until a brief return in 1930.

Forever Giants 
1. Christy Mathewson SP 103.35
2. Roger Connor 1B 56.9
3. Amos Rusie P 52.95
4. Art Fletcher SS 45.3
5. George Davis SS 44.15
6. Mike Tiernan RF 42.1
7. Mickey Welch P 41.55
8. Buck Ewing C 40.9
9. Larry Doyle 2B 37.15
10. George Burns LF 31.1
11. Art Devlin 3B 30.7
12. Joe McGinnity P 29.35
13. Tim Keefe P 29.05 
14. Roger Bresnahan C 26
15. Jeff Tesreau SP 24.4
16. Jouett Meekin P 24.25
17. Hooks Wiltse P 23.95
18 George Van Haltren CF 22.1
19. Chief Meyers C 20.85

I Pick Football Games, Week 16 2014

Last week is here

I'm 38-45, but, for what it's worth, I am in the title game for all 3 fantasy leagues.

TB +10.5 GB
Carol +1.5 Cle
Buff -5.5 Oak
Indy +3 Dall
Den -3 Cin


2014-2015 College Bowl Predictions

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I finished the regular season 12 under .500 ATS, so keep that in mind.

Here are my picks, where my straight winner differs from my ATS winner, I'll note.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Nevada vs. UL Lafayette  Dec. 20 / 11am ESPN
Nevada +1

Gildan New Mexico Utah State vs. UTEP  Dec. 20 / 2:20pm ESPN
UTEP+10.5, Utah St straight

Royal Purple Las Vegas Utah vs. Colorado State  Dec. 20 / 3:30pm ABC
Colorado St. +4.5 Utah straight

Famous Idaho Potato Western Michigan vs. Air Force  Dec. 20 / 5:45pm ESPN
Western Michigan -1.5

Raycom Media Camellia South Alabama vs. Bowling Green  Dec. 20 / 9:15pm ESPN
South Alabama -3

Miami Beach Bowl BYU vs. Memphis  Dec. 22 / 2pm ESPN
Memphis -1

Boca Raton Bowl Marshall vs. Northern Illinois  Dec. 23 / 6pm ESPN
Marshall -10

San Diego County CU Poinsettia Navy vs. San Diego State  Dec. 23 / 9:30pm ESPN
Navy +3

Popeyes Bahamas Central Michigan vs. WKU Dec. 24 / Noon ESPN
WKU -2.5

Sheraton Hawaii Fresno State vs. Rice  Dec. 24 / 8pm ESPN
Fresno +2

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech Dec. 26 / 1pm ESPN
La Tech -6

Quick Lane Rutgers vs. North Carolina  Dec. 26 / 4:30pm ESPN
Rutgers +3 North Carolina straight

Bitcoin St. Petersburg NC State vs. UCF  Dec. 26 / 8pm ESPN
UCF -1.5

Military Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech  Dec. 27 / 1pm ESPN
VT +3.5

Hyundai Sun Arizona State vs. Duke Dec. 27 / 2pm CBS
Duke +8 Arizona St straight

Duck Commander Independence Miami, FL vs. South Carolina  Dec. 27 / 3:30pm ABC
Miami -3

New Era Pinstripe Boston College vs. Penn State  Dec. 27 / 4:30pm ESPN
Penn St +2.5 BC straight

National University Holiday Nebraska vs.  USC  Dec. 27 / 8pm ESPN
USC -6

AutoZone Liberty Texas A&M vs. West Virginia  Dec. 29 / 2pm ESPN
WVA -3.5

Russell Athletic Clemson vs. Oklahoma Dec. 29 / 5:30pm ESPN
Clemson +3

AdvoCare Texas Arkansas vs. Texas  Dec. 29 / 9pm ESPN
Texas +5.5, Arkansas straight

Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Notre Dame vs. LSU  Dec. 30 / 3pm ESPN
ND +7.5, LSU straight

Belk Georgia vs. Louisville Dec. 30 / 6:30pm ESPN
Louisville +7 UGA straight

Foster Farms Maryland vs. Stanford Dec. 30 / 10pm ESPN
Maryland +14, Stanford straight

Chick-fil-A Peach Ole Miss vs. TCU Dec. 31 / 12:30pm ESPN
Ole Miss +3.5

Vizio Fiesta Boise State vs. Arizona Dec. 31 / 4pm ESPN
Boise +3.5 Arizona straight

Capital One Orange Mississippi St. vs. Georgia Tech  Dec. 31 / 8pm ESPN
GT +7

Outback Auburn vs. Wisconsin  Jan. 1 / Noon ESPN2
Auburn -6

Goodyear Cotton  Michigan State vs. Baylor  Jan. 1 / 12:30pm ESPN
Baylor -3

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus  Minnesota vs. Missouri  Jan. 1 / 1pm ABC
Minn +5.5 Missouri straight

Rose Bowl  (Semifinal) Oregon vs. Florida State  Jan. 1 / 5pm ESPN
FSU +9.5 Oregon straight

Allstate Sugar (Semifinal) Alabama vs. Ohio State Jan. 1 / 8:30pm ESPN
Ohio St +9.5 Alabama straight

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Houston vs. Pittsburgh Jan. 2 / Noon ESPN
Houston +3 Pitt straight

TaxSlayer Iowa vs. Tennessee  Jan. 2 / 3:20pm ESPN
Iowa +3.5 Tenn straight

Valero Alamo  Kansas State vs.  UCLA Jan. 2 / 6:45pm ESPN
UCLA +1.5

TicketCity Cactus Washington vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 2 / 10:15pm ESPN
Wash -5.5

Birmingham East Carolina vs. Florida Jan. 3 / Noon ESPN
ECU +7.5 Florida straight

GoDaddy Toledo vs. Arkansas State  Jan. 4 / 9pm ESPN
Tol -3


Forever Giants: 1922 World Champion New York Giants(Year 40)

1921 is here.

My WAR calculation is a combination of Baseball-reference and Clay Davenport; I believe it to be the "best" WAR number available for historical comparison. 8 WAR is an MVP quality season. The parenthetical is a career Giants WAR total with the eventual goal of a top 100 Giants of all time. The record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.


1922 World Champions (d. Yankees 4-0) 100-62
C Frank Snyder 1.85 (6.3)
1B High Pockets Kelly 4.4 (9.4)
2B Frankie Frisch 4.7 (15.6)
SS Dave Bancroft 6.8 (13.95)
3B Heinie Groh 2.25 (2.4)
LF Irish Meusel 1.4 (1.65)
CF Casey Stengel 2.4 (2.1)
RF Ross Youngs 3 (17.3)
2B Johnny Rawlings 1.55 (2)
C Earl Smith 1.05 (5.35)
OF Bill Cunningham .3
OF Ralph Shinners -1.05
SS Travis Jackson -.2
SP Art Nehf 2.8 (9.7)
SP Jesse Barnes .75 (10.75)
SP Phil Douglas 2.9 (4.05)
SP Rosy Ryan 1.9 (2.45)

- It's the 40th year of Giants baseball - The Giants again beat the Yankees in the last year they'd share a stadium, spitballer Douglas got kicked out of the league for trying to jump to the Cardinals.  

Forever Giants 
1. Christy Mathewson SP 103.35
2. Roger Connor 1B 56.9
3. Amos Rusie P 52.95
4. Art Fletcher SS 45.3
5. George Davis SS 44.15
6. Mike Tiernan RF 42.1
7. Mickey Welch P 41.55
8. Buck Ewing C 40.9
9. Larry Doyle 2B 37.15
10. George Burns LF 31.1
11. Art Devlin 3B 30.7
12. Joe McGinnity P 29.35
13. Tim Keefe P 29.05 
14. Roger Bresnahan C 26
15. Jeff Tesreau SP 24.4
16. Jouett Meekin P 24.25
17. Hooks Wiltse P 23.95
18 George Van Haltren CF 22.1
19. Chief Meyers C 20.85

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