2. Amos Rusie: WAR (69.7)
Rusie pitched for the New York Giants from 1890-1898. He joined the Major Leagues at 18 and joined the Giants at 19.
Over eight seasons with the Giants, he won 234 games with an ERA of 2.89. He also maintained 1.327 WHIP, 3.67 FIP and 137 ERA+.
Rusie was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.
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1. Christy Matthewson: WAR (95.7)
There is only one clear choice for the top spot in Giants history among right-handed pitchers and that goes to the Giant who was enshrined in Cooperstown with the original class in 1936.
Matthewson, who began pitching for the Giants at 19, pitched 17 seasons for the Giants, winning 372 games. He finished his career with the Giants with a 2.12 ERA, 1.057 WHIP, 2.26 FIP and 136 ERA+.
In 101.2 World Series innings and 11 starts, he had an ERA of 0.87 and 0.836 WHIP, yet somehow had a record of 5-5. He did lead the Giants to a win in the 1905 World Series. However, from 1911-1913, Mathewson’s brilliance wasn’t enough in any of the three straight World Series appearances.
Despite all that, Matthewson is still, without question, the greatest pitcher in team history.
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