Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants

Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San

In 1957 Horace Stoneham took his Giants of New York baseball team and headed west, starting a gold rush with bats and balls rather than pans and mines. But San Francisco already had a team, the Seals of the Pacific Coast League, and West Coast fans did not immediately embrace the newcomers. Starting with the franchise’s earliest days and following the team up to recent World Series glory, Home Team chronicles the story of the Giants and their often topsy-turvy relationship with the city of San Francisco. Robert F. Garratt shines light on those who worked behind the scenes in the story of West Coast baseball: the politicians, businessmen, and owners who were instrumental in the club’s history.Home Team presents Stoneham, often left in the shadow of Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley, as a true baseball pioneer in his willingness to sign black and Latino players and his recruitment of the first Japanese player in the Major Leagues, making the Giants one of the most integrated teams in baseball in the early 1960s. Garratt also records the turbulent times, poor results, declining attendance, two near-moves away from California, and the role of post-Stoneham owners Bob Lurie and Peter Magowan in the Giants’ eventual reemergence as a baseball powerhouse. Garratt’s superb history o...

  • Brand: NEBRASKA
  • ASIN: 080328683X

New York Giants Red NFL Youth FitMax Hat - Cap

New York Giants Red NFL Youth FitMax Hat

Have your youngster cheer for their favorite team with this Youth NFL Performance Flex cap. This hat features embroidered graphics and vibrant team colors. Let your young one become the ultimate fan with this piece of team gear.

  • Color: Multicolor
  • Brand: Outerstuff
  • ASIN: B00BFWAH2S
  • UPC: 009311710172

The Polo Grounds: Essays and Memories of New York City's Historic Ballpark, 1880-1963 (McFarland Historic Ballparks)

The Polo Grounds: Essays and Memories of New

In an era of unique baseball stadiums, the Polo Grounds in New York stood out from the rest. With its horseshoe shape, the Polo Grounds had extremely short distances down the foul lines and equally long distances up the alley and to center field. Some of baseball's most historic moments--Bobby Thomson's Shot Heard Round the World, Willie Mays' Catch, Fred Merkle's infamous blunder--happened at the Polo Grounds. This book offers descriptive text and photographs that give a sense of the glory of this classic ballpark. Additionally, it contains historical articles and memories submitted by more than 70 former players who played at the Polo Grounds.

  • ASIN: 0786478977

The Team That Time Won't Forget: The 1951 New York Giants (SABR Digital Library) (Volume 32)

The Team That Time Won't Forget: The 1951

Foreword by Monte IrvinBecause of Bobby Thomson’s dramatic “Shot Heard ’Round the World” in the bottom of the ninth of the decisive playoff game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, the team will forever be in baseball public’s consciousness. But of course there is much more to the story of that famous team than a dramatic home run (albeit the most famous and probably the most dramatic home run in baseball history) and sign stealing. After all, the team started the year 2-12 and found itself 13 games out of first place with a little more than six weeks left in the season. They soon peeled off 16 wins in a row and went 37-7 down the stretch to force the famous playoff. The ’51 Giants did win 97 games other than the game everyone remembers. The team is also of historic significance because of its role in the integration of baseball. It was the year Willie Mays first showed his brilliance to major-league audiences, in late May joining black teammates Monte Irvin, Hank Thompson, and Ray Noble. At the time, the Dodgers and Giants had most of the smattering of African-American players in the big leagues, and it is no surprise that those two teams battled down to the wire for the National League pennant. Fueled by Giants manager Leo Durocher, who had previously managed the Dodgers,...

  • ASIN: 1933599995

The Home Run Heard 'Round the World: The Dramatic Story of the 1951 Giants-Dodgers Pennant Race (Dover Baseball)

The Home Run Heard 'Round the World: The

"The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" On October 3, 1951, broadcaster Russ Hodges alerted the world to the New York Giants' incredible come-from-behind triumph over their crosstown rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers, in the National League playoffs. A three-run homer in the ninth inning off the bat of Bobby Thomson sealed the Giants' victory, bringing a memorable end to one of the most exciting pennant races in major league history. Sports historian Ray Robinson examines the circumstances surrounding this unforgettable moment, in a narrative packed with suspense, nostalgia, and insightful anecdotes about legendary players. A cast of larger-than-life characters includes the Giants' controversial manager, Leo Durocher, brawler Eddie Stanky, Sal "The Barber" Maglie, and sensational rookie Willie Mays, in addition to the Dodgers' famed Boys of Summer lineup. This edition features 16 pages of photos and a brief Preface by Bob Costas. "Thrilling … this book is a winner." — Library Journal.

  • ASIN: 0486480585
  • UPC: 800759480586

NFL New York Giants Men's OTS All-Star Adjustable Hat, Black And White, One Size

NFL New York Giants Men's OTS All-Star Adjustable

The OTS All-Star is a classic adjustable hat. If you're gearing up for the big game, a tailgate party with friends, or really any time you feel like flexing your team spirit, OTS headwear will surely fit the bill. The All-Star has a structured crown and curved visor. With an adjustable strap, the All-Star is a one size fits all hat. This hat is crafted and constructed to last for years, premium quality, materials, and construction. The embroidery is stitched meticulously to show off your favorite team’s logo. OTS has a variety of licensed fanwear essentials -- both timeless and fashion forward designs that every true blue needs. Right fitting hats, super soft tees and proud team graphics.

  • Color: Black and White
  • Brand: OTS
  • ASIN: B071VDYRW4
  • UPC: 191119821249

New York City Baseball: The Golden Age, 1947-1957

New York City Baseball: The Golden Age,

In the heady days after World War II, the nation was ready for excitement and heroes, and a city—New York—was eager for entertainment. Baseball provided the heroes, and the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers—with their rivalries, their successes, their stars—provided the show. New York City Baseball recaptures the extraordinary decade of 1947–1957, when the three New York teams were the uncrowned kings of the city. In those ten years, Casey Stengel’s Bronx Bombers went to the World Series seven times; “Joltin’” Joe DiMaggio stepped gracefully aside to make room for a young slugger named Mickey Mantle; Bobby Thomson hit “the shot heard ’round the world”; and the Brooklyn Dodgers achieved the impossible by beating the Yankees in the 1955 World Series. Over the decade, the teams averaged an astounding 90 wins against 63 losses a season, making it, according to The New York Times, “a helluva ten years.” Including a new introduction to the 2013 edition and rare interviews with Monte Irvin, Rachel Robinson (Jackie's widow), Mel Allen, Duke Snider, Eddie Lopat, Phil Rizzuto, and many more, this book is a must-have for those who want to experience baseball’s golden age.

  • ASIN: 1589798902

Baseball Goes West: The Dodgers, the Giants, and the Shaping of the Major Leagues

Baseball Goes West: The Dodgers, the Giants, and

Following the 1957 season, two of baseball’s most famous teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants,left the city they had called home since the 19th century and headed west. The Dodgers went to Los Angeles and the Giants to San Francisco. Those events have entered baseball lore, and indeed the larger culture, as acts of betrayal committed by greedy owners Walter O’Malley of the Dodgers and Horace Stoneham of the Giants. The departure of these two teams, but especially the Dodgers, has not been forgotten by those communities. Even six decades later, it is not hard to find older Brooklynites who are still angry about losing the Dodgers. This is one side of the story. Baseball Goes West seeks to tell another side. Lincoln A. Mitchell argues that the moves to California, second only to Jackie Robinson’s debut in 1947, forged Major League Baseball (MLB) as we know it today. By moving two famous teams with national reputations and many well-known players, MLB benefited tremendously, increasing its national profile and broadening its fan base. This was particularly important following a decade that, despite often being described as baseball’s golden age, was plagued with moribund franchises, low wages for many players, and a difficult dismantling of the apartheid syste...

  • ASIN: 1606353594

NFL New York Giants Men's Woodford OTS Challenger Adjustable Hat, Team Color, One Size

NFL New York Giants Men's Woodford OTS Challenger

The Woodford OTS Challenger is a garment washed cotton twill hat with hard mesh for a worn in, vintage sport look. If you're gearing up for the big game, a tailgate party with friends, or really any time you feel like flexing your team spirit, OTS headwear will surely fit the bill. The Woodford has a slouchy crown and curved visor. With an adjustable plastic snapback strap, the Woodford is a one size fits all hat. This hat is crafted and constructed to last for years. The embroidery is also stitched meticulously to show off your favorite team’s logo. It features a front merrowed patch with team screen printed logo and embroidery, and contrast eyelet details. OTS has a variety of licensed fanwear essentials -- both timeless and fashion forward designs that every true blue needs. Right fitting hats, super soft tees and proud team graphics.

  • Color: Team Color
  • Brand: OTS
  • ASIN: B073XKLJ2S
  • UPC: 191812130990

The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants Football History

The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants

The New York Giants joined the National Football League back in 1925, and have since been one of the league’s flagship franchises. The Giants have appeared in nineteen NFL championship games—more than any other team—and have won eight league championships. Iconic figures such as Eli Manning, Phil Simms, Harry Carson, Michael Strahan, and Frank Gifford have all played for the Giants. Twenty-five players who spent at least one full season with the Giants have been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, and fifteen of those men spent the majority of their careers playing for the team. This book carefully measures the careers of those players who made the greatest impact on the team. The ranking was determined by such factors as the extent to which each player added to the Giants’ legacy, the degree to which he impacted the fortunes of his team, and the level of dominance he attained while wearing the Big Blue uniform. Features of The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants Football History include:Each player’s notable achievementsRecaps of the player’s most memorable performancesSummaries of each player’s best seasonQuotes from former teammates and opposing playersFootball fans will find The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants Football History a fascinating collection ...

  • Brand: Rowman Littlefield Publishers
  • ASIN: 1442236310
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