Forever Giants: 1897 New York Giants(Year 15)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

1896 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.

1897 99-63
C Jack Warner 2.45
1B Willie Clark 1.5 
2B Kid Gleason 2.4 
SS George Davis 6.5
3B Bill Joyce 3.2 
LF Ducky Holmes -1.5
CF George Van Haltren 3.15 
RF Mike Tiernan 2.35 
OF Tom McCreery .55
C Parke Wilson .65 
1B Jake Beckley .15 
P Amos Rusie 7.6 
P Jouett Meekin 4.2
P Cy Seymour 3.95
P Mike Sullivan .2 

-Best Giants team of the decade; Rusie returns, he and Davis pace the club.  

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