Forever Giants: 1883 New York Gothams (Year 1)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

1883-2014 (as of this date) - 132 years of Giants (well, they were the Gothams first, but you understand the point).

We'll cover a team each day for the next 132 days (well, we'll see).

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.

C Buck Ewing 6.05        
1B Roger Connor 5.05
2B Dasher Troy -1.8
SS Ed Caskin -.95
3B Frank Hankinson .4
LF Pete Gillespie 3.75
CF/P Monte Ward 5.15
RF/P Mike Dorgan -.8
OF/C John Humphries -2.35
P Mickey Welch 2.65
P Tip O’Neill -.85

-Ulysses S. Grant attended the first home game.  
-4 Hall of Famers 25 or under

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