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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.

Pitching records of wins and losses, and hitting records for doubles, triples and home runs, stolen bases and multiple hit games are verified by date, city and opponent. There is also an OTHER BASEBALL RESULTS section that includes dates, cities and scores from over 300 additional games played by the Cuban X Giants, the Chicago Leland Giants, the Brooklyn Royal Giants, the Genuine Cuban Giants and other African American baseball teams during the 1905 season.


This publication features games played in Newark, NJ; Washington D.C.; Haverhill, MA; Brooklyn, NY; Manchester, NH; Norwich, CT; Poughkeepsie, NY; Trenton, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Pottstown, PA; Reading, PA; Lynn, MA; Hoboken, NJ; Atlantic City, NJ; Allentown, PA; Harrisburg, PA and of course Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This is by far the most complete record ever produced about the Philadelphia Giants’ magical 1905 baseball season. Updated and revised in July of 2020, this book has an original creation called the “DISCREPANCIES” section, which summarizes conflicting data when more than one box score is located and lets you know which information was utilized.


If you choose to own an autographed copy of Phil Dixon’s American Baseball Chronicles, The Great Teams: The 1905 Philadelphia Giants, Volume III” the revised 2020 edition, order at NLBalive.com




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