The 1917 New York Giants had no real superstars, but won the National League pennant for the first time in four years. New York had a very balanced roster and led the league in both runs scored and fewest runs allowed. They finished 10 games ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Pitcher Fred Anderson was the Major League ERA leader (1.44) while George Burns led the National League in runs scored (103) and ranked secon in stolen bases (40) and third in on-base percentage (.380).
Third baseman Heinie Zimmerman had a fine offensive season, pacing the circuit in runs batted in, but suffered through an embarrassment in the World Series. A third baseman, Zimmerman had the unfortunate task of chasing Chicago White Sox star Eddie Collins across home plate when there was no one to throw to. The Giants lost in six games.By WIKI
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