Forever Giants: 1905 World Champion New York Giants(Year 23)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

1904 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. 

1905 111-51 World Champions (d. A’s 4 games to 1)
C Roger Bresnahan 3.9 
1B Dan McGann 4.9
2B Billy Gilbert 2.1
SS Bill Dahlen 4.9
3B Art Devlin 4.05
LF Sam Mertes 2.55 
CF Mike Donlin 5.55 
RF George Browne 1.1 
Uti Sammy Strang 2.15
Uti Frank Bowerman 1.25 
SP Christy Mathewson 9.6 MVPQ  
SP Joe McGinnity 2.8 
SP Red Ames 1.15 
SP Dummy Tayor 1.5
SP Hooks Wiltse 3.35

-Mathewson, by all accounts a helluva good guy, punched a teenage heckler in the mouth in April, a hundred years later, every sportswriter would proclaim Barry Bonds baseball's ultimate villain for being grumpy.  At end of the season, Mathewson threw three complete game shutouts in the greatest pitching performance in World Series history through 2014.

Athlete of the Month, November 2014

October is here.

Aaron Rodgers.

Runners-up: Ben Roethlisberger,  Melvin Gordon,  Samaje Perine

11 months down.  1 left.

January - Kevin Durant
February - Malcolm Smith
March - Breanna Stewart
April- Meb Keflezigh
May - Troy Tulowitzki
June - Lionel Messi
July -  Novak Djokovic
August - Rory McIlroy
September - Serena Williams
October - Madison Bumgarner
November - Aaron Rodgers

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