Forever Giants:1954 World Champion New York Giants(Year 72)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

1953 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 parenthetical is a career Giants WAR total with the eventual goal of a top 100 Giants of all time. The record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.

1954 102-60
C Wes Westrum .5 
1B Whitey Lockman -.75 
2B Davey Williams -.15 
SS Alvin Dark 4.2 
3B Hank Thompson 4.1
LF Monte Irvin 2.55 
CF Willie Mays 9.9  MVPQ
RF Don Mueller 1.75
C Ray Katt .45
LF Dusty Rhodes  2.25 
IF Bobby Hoffman .15
3B Billy Gardner -.25
SP Johnny Antonelli 7.3
SP Ruben Gomez 4.1
SP Sal Maglie 4
SP Jim Hearn .4
SP Don Liddle 2.6
RP Marv Grissom 4.2
RP Hoyt Wilhelm 3.5


And now here, once again, the World Champion Giants.  Would have been hard to believe there would be only 3 more seasons for the New York Giants.  Would be even harder to believe if would be more than a half century before another World Championship would be won.  

The Giants dealt Thomson, got Mays back from the military, and swept the Indians in the Series. With 101 pythagorean wins, this is the best Giants club since 1917 and their best WS Champion since '05.  Mays's season is the best since Hubbell's in '33. Jansen finishes up. Look at the years from the bullpen on this club.  I'd bet this is the best 1-2 bullpen punch in club history.

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