Forever Giants: 1920 New York Giants(Year 38)

Monday, December 15, 2014

1919 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 record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.

1920 98-64
C Frank Snyder 1.4
1B High Pockets Kelly 1.95
2B Larry Doyle 1.9 (34.8) Last Season
SS Dave Bancroft 5.85
3B Frankie Frisch 3.4
LF George Burns 4.65
CF Lee King -.95
RF Ross Youngs 5.7
C Earl Smith 1.6
OF Benny Kauff .3
SS Art Fletcher .65(42.3)Last Season
OF Vern Spencer -.7
IF Ed Sicking -.85
SP Jesse Barnes 2.15
SP Art Nehf 2
SP Fred Toney 2.95
SP Rube Benton -.25
RP Phil Douglas 1.4

-Art Fletcher, an all time Giant great, gets moved for Dave Bancroft, who is on his way to the HOF.  Larry Doyle also finishes, as the middle infield leaves together. Mathewson returns as a coach, McGraw picks up both tuberculosis and a fractured skull from a bar fight.  The latter from the fight.  Maybe the TB too.  Look at Frankie Frisch work his way into the lineup at the age of 22.

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