HALL OF FAME WEEKEND: HALL OF FAME GIANTS

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With the Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be held tomorrow, July 26 in Cooperstown, here are the players, managers, etc. who have either starred for the Giants Franchise (Inducted as a Giant) or who experienced playing for the team in either NY or SF and was inducted into the Hall. List is from
http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/…/his…/hall_of_famers.jsp
There were some omissions and some spelling errors which I tried to correct. Feel free to comment if you see other errors.
Position Players (19) Inducted Position
Roger Bresnahan 1945 C
Orlando Cepeda 1999 1B .
Roger Connor 1976 1B .
George S. Davis 1998 SS
William Ewing 1939 C .
Frankie Frisch 1947 2B
Monte Irvin 1973 OF .
Travis Jackson 1982 SS .
George Kelly 1973 1B .
Fred Lindstrom 1976 3B
Ernie Lombardi 1986 C .
Willie Mays 1979 OF .
Willie McCovey 1986 1B .
Johnny Mize 1981 1B
James O’Rourke 1945 OF
Mel Ott 1951 OF .
Bill Terry 1954 1B .
Monte Ward 1964 SS
Ross Youngs 1972 OF

Pitchers (19) Inducted
Carl Hubbell 1947
Tim Keefe 1964
Juan Marichal 1983
Rube Marquard 1971
Christy Mathewson 1936
Joe McGinnity 1946
Amos Rusie 1977
Mickey Welch 1973
Hoyt Wilhelm 1985
Gaylord Perry 1991

Managers (1) Inducted
John McGraw 1937

Others who spent part of their career with Giants (25)
Dave Bancroft SS
Jake Beckley 1B
Dan Brouthers 1B
Jesse Burkett OF
Steve Carlton P
Gary Carter C
Leo Durocher MGR
Rich Gossage P
Burleigh Grimes P
Charles “Gabby” Hartnett C
Rogers Hornsby 2B
Waite Hoyt P
Randy Johnson P
Willie Keeler OF
Mike “King” Kelly OF/C/MGR
Bill McKechnie MGR
Joseph “Ducky” Medwick OF
Joe Morgan 2B
Edd Roush OF
Ray Schalk C
Albert “Red” Schoendienst 2B
Duke Snider OF
Warren Spahn P
Casey Stengel OF
Hack Wilson OF

Broadcasters Who Spent Part of Their Career Covering The Giants (5)
Ernie Harwell
Russ Hodges
Lindsay Nelson
Jon Miller
Lon Simmons

THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: JULY 24, 1951

July 24, 1951
At cavernous Forbes Field, Giants’ outfielder Willie Mays, unable to reach across his body to make a catch with his glove of Rocky Nelson’s sinking 457-foot blast to deep center, sticks out his bare right hand and grabs the ball on a full gallop to make the incredible final out of the inning. Venerable Branch Rickey, Pittsburgh’s general manager, sends a note to the New York dugout during the game to tell the 20-year rookie, “That was the finest catch I have ever seen, and the finest I ever expect to see”. (Nationalpastime.com)
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THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: JULY 20, 1951

July 20, 1951
In a game against the Reds with all-star hurler Ewell Blackwell on the mound, the Giants, for the first time, employ their infamous scheme for stealing catcher’s signs using a telescope positioned in the centerfield clubhouse. The ‘Jints’ beat Cincinnati, 11-6, and New York will win 22 of the remaining 27 games at the Polo Grounds overtaking the Dodgers to win National League pennant.
(Nationalpastime.com)
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THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: JULY 16, 1902 & 1948

July 16, 1902
At Cincinnati’s Palace of the Fans, John McGraw begins his 30-year tenure as manager of the New York Giants. ‘Little Napoleon’, the team’s third skipper of the season, loses his debut to the Reds, 7-2. (Nationalpastime.com)

July 16, 1948
Former Dodger manager Leo Durocher becomes the Giants’ manager replacing the popular Mel Ott. Burt Shotton takes ‘The Lip’s’ place in Brooklyn. (Nationalpastime.com)
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MLB UNVEILS GREATEST LIVING PLAYERS, FRANCHISE FOUR MAYS, AARON, KOUFAX, BENCH EARN MLB HONORS BEFORE ALL-STAR GAME

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By Doug Miller
Baseball’s all-time greats have rightfully earned almost every conceivable honor and piece of hardware the game has to offer. On Tuesday night, a quintessential quartet of hardball heroes was feted with even more recognition.
On the grand stage of the 86th All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, four former players — all Hall of Famers — were revealed as the winners of Major League Baseball’s Greatest Living Players, the result of a fan vote from April 8 to May 8.
Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Sandy Koufax and Cincinnati’s own Johnny Bench were given the honor as part of pre-Midsummer Classic ceremony that also featured the unveiling of results for Greatest Negro Leagues Players, the game’s Greatest Pioneers and the all-time Franchise Four winners from each of the 30 big league organizations.
The highlight of Franchise Four unveiling was the final club to be revealed: the hometown Cincinnati Reds. Bench, Barry Larkin, Joe Morgan and Pete Rose were all in attendance and introduced by Thom Brennaman, the son of legendary Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman.
Rose, who has been lobbying Commissioner Rob Manfred to be reinstated after being banned from baseball in 1989 for betting on baseball, was the last to come out of the tunnel, and the all-time hits leader received a standing ovation from the Cincinnati faithful.
The Reds are one of many teams whose Franchise Four will be hotly debated, but no perhaps no team’s quartet will receive more scrutiny than the Yankees’. It was fitting for the club with the most World Series championships, and retired numbers, that its Franchise Four consisted of absolute baseball royalty: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle.
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THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: JULY 15, 1901 & 1939

July 15, 1901
Christy Mathewson becomes the first rookie to throw a no-hitter in baseball history in the modern era. The 20-year old right-hander holds the Cardinals hitless in the Giants 5-0 victory at Robison Field in St. Louis.(Nationalpastime.com)

July 15, 1939
National League president Ford Frick orders two-foot screens affixed inside all foul poles after Billy Jurges of the Giants and umpire George Magerkurth spit at each other after a foul ball call down the left field line is disputed at the Polo Grounds. The American League will soon follow the Senior Circuit lead and will also install foul ball screens.(Nationalpastime.com)
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