Forever Giants:1972 San Francisco Giants Year 15 (90)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

1972 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.

1972 82-80
C Dave Rader  .45
1B Willie McCovey -.5
2B Tito Fuentes 1.55 
SS Chris Speier 7.25 
3B Al Gallagher -.45 
LF Ken Henderson 2.45 
CF Garry Maddox 1.15
RF Bobby Bonds 4.5
OF Dave Kingman 1.65 
1B Ed Goodson .5
OF Jim Howarth  -.2
C Fran Healy  .1
SP Ron Bryant 3
SP Juan Marichal .3 
SP Sam McDowell  -.45
SP Steve Stone  1.65 
SP Jim Barr 3 

-A month into the franchise's 90th season, Mays is dealt to the Mets for Charlie Williams.  Jim Barr sets the record for consecutive batters retired.  Note, even though the actual record was terrible, the pythag remains above .500, we still haven't seen a San Francisco team give up more runs than it scored.

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