Forever Giants:1958 San Francisco Giants Year One (76)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

1957 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.

1958 84-78
C Bob Schmidt  1.6
1B Orlando Cepeda  3.6
2B Danny O’Connell  1.35 
SS Daryl Spencer 4.15 
3B Jimmy Davenport 1.05
LF Hank Sauer .35 
CF Willie Mays 9.6 MVPQ 
RF Willie Kirkland .45
3B Ray Jablonski .05
LF Leon Wagner 1.65
LF Felipe Alou  .9
C Valmy Thomas .55 
2B Eddie Bressoud -.1 
Uti Whitey Lockman -.25 (14.2) Last season
SP Johnny Antonelli 4.65 
SP Ruben Gomez 1.65 (16.35) Last Season
SP Mike McCormick .3 
SP Stu Miller 4.65 
RP Al Worthington 1.65 
RP Ramon Monzant -.3

-Hey, the Giants live in San Francisco now. They (we!) move to Seals Stadium and have their best season since '55. Cepeda, Davenport, and Felipe Alou all have their first seasons. Mays has his best year since '54. Gomez and Lockman finish up.  

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