Forever Giants: 1896 New York Giants(Year 14)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

1895 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.

1896 82-80
C Parke Wilson -1.55 
1B Willie Clarke .7
2B Kid Gleason 1.6
SS Frank Connaughton -.55
3B George Davis 4.4 
LF General Stafford -.9 
CF George Van Haltren 4.6 
RF Mike Tiernan 6.4 
Uti Harry Davis .8
C Duke Farrell .35 
3B Bill Joyce 2.8
1B Jake Beckley 1.25
P Dad Clarke 2.15 
P Jouett Meekin 5.2 
P Mike Sullivan 1
P Ed Doheny .15

-Rusie missed '96, but Davis and Tiernan continued their run of solid seasons. Another Hall of Famer, Beckley, joins the Giants.  

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