Forever Giants:1956 New York Giants(Year 74)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

1955 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.

1956 67-95
C Bill Sarni .5
1B Bill White  3.75
2B Red Schoendienst 1.5
SS Daryl Spencer -.1
3B Foster Castleman -.05
LF Jackie Brandt 1.55
CF Willie Mays 7.35 
RF Don Mueller -2.35 
LF Dusty Rhodes -.65 
SS Alvin Dark -.2 (25.4) Last Season
3B Hank Thompson 1.1 (24.05) Last Season
LF Whitey Lockman .15
SS Eddie Bressoud -.6
C Wes Westrum 0
C Ray Katt .95 
SP Johnny Antonelli 6.75 
SP Ruben Gomez .85 
SP Al Worthington 2
SP Jim Hearn -.15
RP Marv Grissom 2.9 

-The Giants drop 35 pythagorean games from their World Championship season two years prior.  The Giants were last in attendance in the NL and an off season deal for Jackie Robinson resulted in Robinson retiring as opposed to becoming a Giant. This is it for Dark and Thompson. 

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