Forever Giants:1948 New York Giants(Year 66)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

1947 is here.

1947 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.

1948 88-74
C Walker Cooper 1.65 
1B Johnny Mize 7.15 
2B Bill Rigney 1.85 
SS Buddy Kerr 1.2
3B Sid Gordon 5.3
LF Whitey Lockman 4
CF Bobby Thomson .1 
RF Willard Marshall 1.65 
IF Jack Lohrke .35 
C Wes Westrum .15
C Mickey Livingston .35
SP Larry Jansen 3.8 
SP Ray Poat -.3
SP Clint Hartung .3
SP Dave Koslo 1.75 
SP Monty Kennedy .5 
SP Sheldon Jones 3.6
RP Andy Hansen 1.85
RP Andy Konikowski -1.55

-Ott's replaced at midseason, sort of amazingly, by Dodgers manager Durocher, who had been suspended for the entire season previous for associating with gamblers.  46 years before, McGraw joined the club at midseason, since then the only Giants managers were franchise greats Terry and Ott.  Now a notorious Dodger, Durocher.  

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