THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: SEPTEMBER 29, 1954 & 1957

SEPTEMBER 29, 1954
Willie Mays makes ‘The Catch’, an amazing over-the-shoulder grab, robbing Vic Wertz of an extra hit. Almost forgotten by fans, other than Giants fans, is later Dusty Rhodes becomes the second player in World Series player to end a game with a homer. The Giants pinch-hitter’s walk-off three-run home run off Bob Lemon beats the Indians 5-2 in Game 1 of the Fall Classic. (Nationalpastime.com)

SEPTEMBER 29, 1957
The Giants play their last ever home game as the NY Giants in the Polo Grounds. They lose to the Pirates before 11,000 hearty fans. Truly the End of an Era in NY Baseball lore.
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THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: SEPTEMBER 23, 1908 & 1956

SEPTEMBER 23, 1908
Fred Merkle’s failure to touch second after an apparent game-winning hit by Bridwell scoring McCormick from third costs the Giants a 2-1 win over the Cubs as the ump calls him out and rules the game a tie. Merkle’s ‘boner’ will eventually cost the Giants the flag. (Nationalpastime.com)

SEPTEMBER 23, 1956
Ozzie Virgil becomes the first Dominican to reach the majors. The 23-year old Monte Cristi native, who will also see his son catch in the big leagues, plays third base for the Giants.(Nationalpastime.com)
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THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: SEPTEMBER 20, 1954 & 1955

SEPTEMBER 20, 1954
The Giants clinch the pennant when they beat the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 7-1. The National League champs, finishing the season five games ahead of second-place Brooklyn, will go on to sweep Cleveland in the Fall Classic. (Nationalpastime.com)

SEPTEMBER 20, 1955
Willlie Mays becomes the seventh player to hit fifty home runs in a season when he connects off Pittsburgh’s Vern Law for the second time in the Giants’ 14-8 victory at the Polo Grounds. The round-tripper is the 24-year old center fielder’s seventh in six consecutive games. (Nationalpastime.com)
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THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: SEPTEMBER 8, 1957

SEPTEMBER 8, 1957
Before their departure to play on the West Coast for next season, the Dodgers and Giants face one another for the final time in New York. The Jints beat the Bums at the Polo Grounds, 3-2, to finish the intense 68-year old storied rivalry with a 656-606 advantage over Brooklyn in the battle between the boroughs. (Nationalpastime.com)
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THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: SEPTEMBER 7, 1903 & 1916

SEPTEMBER 7, 1903
A year before the first subway line is completed, the Brooklyn Superbas, later to be known as the Dodgers, play their cross-town rivals in a two-stadium, same-day doubleheader. The first game played in Washington Park begins at 10:30 am with 9,300 fans watching the visiting Giants win the opener, 6-4, and later that afternoon in front of 23,623 patrons at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, Brooklyn wins the second game, 3-0.(Nationalpastime.com)

SEPTEMBER 7, 1916
The Giants defeat the Dodgers 4-1 to start their major league record 26-game winning streak. The ‘Jints’ start the span two games under .500 and make up nine games in the standings, but remains in fourth place during the entire streak. (Nationalpastime.com)
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