Phil Dixon’s American Baseball Chronicles, The Great Teams: The 1905 Philadelphia Giants, Volume III
There are beneficial reasons “Phil Dixon’s American Baseball Chronicles, The Great Teams: The 1905 Philadelphia Giants, Volume III” the revised 2020 edition is an essential publication for your sports library. The revised 2020 edition, has added new information to the biography and schedule sections, including all of the numbers you have come to appreciate from the 1905 Philadelphia Giants. This publication is incomparable in the world of Black Baseball research. Let us compare some 1905 Giants’ achievements to the Major League Baseball.
Runs Scored – 1,000 - 991 verified - (The 1930 New York Yankees scored 1,062 runs. They were the first in the American or National League team to score over 1,000 runs. By comparison, the American League champion 1905 Philadelphia Athletics scored just 622 runs).
Wins 129 (The 1906 Cubs won 116 games which is a National and American League record).
Losses 23 (The 1906 Cubs lost 36 games in a 152 game schedule. The 1902 Pirates lost 36 games in a 139 game schedule).
The 1905 Philadelphia Giants had three 30 game winners – Rube Foster (37-5), Dan McClellan (32-7) and Emmett Bowman (36-8)
The 1905 Philadelphia Giants were shut out only 1 time.
Pete Hill and Grant “Home Run” Johnson both hit over 10 home runs.
Three players had six hits in a game and they were all pitchers.
The 1905 Philadelphia Giants had winning streaks of 12, 19 and 22 games.
This publication includes complete 1905 records for Cooperstown Hall of Fame inductees: Sol White, Pete Hill and Andrew “Rube” Foster.
Other players of note: Charlie Grant (AKA Charlie Tokahoma), Grant “Home Run” Johnson (baseball’s original power hitter), Charles Lee Thomas (Branch Rickey’s black teammate at Ohio Wesleyan), Bill Monroe (the best all-around athlete on the team), and many others.