1888 New York Giants Roster

The 1888 New York Giants team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1888 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1888 New York Giants Opening Day starters list, a 1888 New York Giants salary list, a 1888 New York Giants uniform number breakdown and a 1888 New York Giants primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1888 New York Giants

Complete Roster

204
Right
Right
1862-05-27
5-10½
185
Right
Right
1857-01-01
5-06
157
Left
Left
1866-08-21
5-08
160
Right
Right
1859-07-04
5-07½
165
Right
Right
1861-02-17
6-02
190
Right
Right
1866-00-00
5-10
188
Right
Right
1859-10-17
5-10
160
Right
Right
1857-01-02
5-11
190
Right
Right
1862-09-15
6-03
220
Left
Both
1857-07-01
5-09½
168
Right
Unknown
1855-01-27
5-08
165
Right
Right
1863-01-25
5-09
165
Right
Left
1860-03-03
5-08
155
Right
Right
1858-01-16
5-10
178
Left
Right
1861-08-15
5-08
165
Left
Right
1865-01-27
5-11
195
Right
Left
1854-05-03
5-08
185
Right
Right
1850-09-01
6-02
210
Left
Left
1866-11-26
5-11
165
Left
Left
1867-01-21
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The 1888 New York Giants played 131 games during the regular season, won 84 games, lost 47 games, and finished in first position. They played their home games at the Polo Grounds (Park Factors: 99/96) where 305,455 fans witnessed their 1888 Giants finish the season with a .641 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1888 New York Giants Opening Day starters list, a 1888 New York Giants salary list, a 1888 New York Giants uniform number breakdown and a 1888 New York Giants primary starters list:

1888 New York Giants
Opening Day Starters

No Opening Day Information Available

1888 New York Giants
Most Games by Position

1888 New York Giants
Salaries

Buck Ewing $4,500.00
Tim Keefe $4,000.00
John Ward $4,000.00
Jim O'Rourke $3,500.00
Roger Connor $3,000.00

1888 New York Giants
Uniform Numbers

Uniform Numbers Not Worn

Did you know that a 1888 New York Giants Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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