1953 New York Giants (MLB) season

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1953 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Chub Feeney
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local television WPIX
(Russ Hodges, Ernie Harwell)
Local radio WMCA
(Russ Hodges, Ernie Harwell)
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The 1953 New York Giants season was the franchise's 71st season. The team finished in fifth place in the National League with a 70-84 record, 35 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 0.682 60–17 45–32
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 13 45–31 47–31
Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 0.539 22 48–29 35–42
St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 0.539 22 48–30 35–41
New York Giants 70 84 0.455 35 38–39 32–45
Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 0.442 37 38–39 30–47
Chicago Cubs 65 89 0.422 40 43–34 22–55
Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 0.325 55 26–51 24–53


Record vs. opponents

1953 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 13–9–1 15–7 13–9 15–7 14–8 20–2 15–7
Chicago 9–13–1 12–10 8–14 9–13 5–17 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 7–15 10–12 8–14 9–13 12–10 15–7 7–15–1
Milwaukee 9–13 14–8 14–8 14–8–1 13–9–1 15–7 13–9–1
New York 7–15 13–9 13–9 8–14–1 9–13 11–11 9–13
Philadelphia 8–14 17–5 10–12 9–13–1 13–9 15–7 11–11–1
Pittsburgh 2–20 11–11 7–15 7–15 11–11 7–15 5–17
St. Louis 7–15 11–11 15–7–1 9–13–1 13–9 11–11–1 17–5


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1953 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
3B Hank Thompson 114 388 117 .302 24 74

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dusty Rhodes 76 163 38 .233 11 30

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rubén Gómez 29 204 13 11 3.40 113

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Marv Grissom 21 84.1 4 2 3.95 46
Bill Connelly 8 20.1 0 1 11.07 11

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Al Corwin 48 6 4 2 4.98 49

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Frank Genovese and Freddie Fitzsimmons
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Hugh Poland
A Sioux City Soos Western League Ray Mueller
B Danville Leafs Carolina League Andy Gilbert
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Charlie Fox
C Muskogee Giants Western Association Harold Kollar
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Austin Knickerbocker
D Pauls Valley Raiders Sooner State League Richie Klaus
D Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League Dave Garcia

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Sioux City, Danville

Notes

  1. ^ Marshall Bridges at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Marv Grissom at Baseball Reference

References

  • 1953 New York Giants at Baseball Reference
  • 1953 New York Giants at Baseball Almanac
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