THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: APRIL 17, 1912

APRIL 17, 1912
In front of a larger than usual crowd at the Polo Grounds of over 14,000 patrons that includes Broadway legend George M. Cohan, the Giants beat the new-look Yankees, now sporting pinstripes, in an unscheduled exhibition game, 11-2, to raise money for the survivors of the HMS Titanic. The charity contest, the first Sunday game ever played between major league teams at the Coogan’s Bluff ballpark, raises over $9,000 when each individual fan donates the price of an admission ticket to purchase a special program for the event.
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THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: APRIL 14, 1911

APRIL 14, 1911
Shortly after midnight, a tremendous fire breaks out destroying much of the Polo Grounds leaving the Giants without a place to play. The Highlanders invite the McGraw men to share Hilltop Park, an offer the displaced National League team accepts for six weeks until temporary stands are completed at their damaged ballpark.
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THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: APRIL 11, 1907 & 1912

APRIL 11, 1907
The Giants lose their home opener to the Phillies when some of the Polo Grounds fans, growing tired of the team’s lackadaisical performance, begin throwing snowballs onto the playing field disrupting the game. After he is hit by a frozen sphere, Bill Klem, the home plate umpire, decides enough is enough and forfeits the game to Philadelphia. (Nationalpastime.com)

APRIL 11, 1912
Rube Marquard begins a nineteen-game consecutive winning streak by beating the Dodgers, 18-3. The streak will end in July when the Giants lose to Chicago at the West Side Grounds, 7-2.(Nationalpastime.com)

HORACE STONEHAM: HALL OF FAMER?

Jaime Rupert has created this brand-new website as she attempts to get her grandfather Horace Stoneham inducted into the Hall of Fame. Stoneham is a polarizing figure to many of our members.  Many feel he has been overlooked while others feel he doesn’t deserve the honor. When brought up in the past, it caused many mixed emotions with some of you. The website is very well done (a few errors will be updated) with many wonderful things on the site which might sway you or it won’t. The Willie Mays and Hall of Fame Giants (McCovey, Perry, & Cepeda) (Juan Marichal wasn’t available at the time), video comments are hard to ignore as are the testimonials written by Cepeda, Monte Irvin’s daughter, and Felipe Alou. She reminds us that the link (website) can only be viewed on your computer and not your phone.

www.horaceinthehall.com

NYGPS’ ZOOMS TO DATE

Here is our illustrious group of ZOOM speakers to date, with more to come!!

NOEL HYND-7/22/2020        THE GIANTS OF THE POLO GROUNDS

JAIME RUPERT-8/19/2020    ACTIVIST AND THE GRANDAUGHTER OF HORACE STONEHAM

DAN TAYLOR-9/2/2020         A SCOUT’S REPORT: GEORGE GENOVESE

ED LOGAN JR.-9/9/2020       NY GIANT’S LAST BAT BOY

CHRIS HAFT-9/23/20           FROM THE STICK TO THE COVE: MY SIX DECADES WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS-MIKE MURPHY

STEVE TREDER-10/1/2020   FORTY YEARS A GIANT: THE LIFE OF HORACE STONEHAM

JON MILLER-10/8/2020      SF GIANTS AND HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCER

ROB GARRATT-10/15/2020    HOME TEAM: THE TURBULENT HISTORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

JOHN SHEA-10/22/2020       24: LIFE STORIES AND LESSONS FROM THE SAY HEY KID

BRUCE JENKINS-10/29/2020   SPORTS COLUMNIST SF CHRONICLE

STEW THORNLEY-11/5/2020     –LAND OF THE GIANTS: NEW YORK’S POLO GROUNDS

-THE POLO GROUNDS: ESSAYS AND MEMORIES OF NEW YORK CITY’S HISTORIC BALLPARK, 1880-1963

JOHN ROSENGREN-11/12/2020   THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES: JUAN MARICHAL & JOHN ROSEBORO

GEORGE GREGOR-11/19/2020    FROM COOGAN’S BLUFF TO BASEBALL BY THE BAY-THEY WERE GIANTS

ANIKA ORROCK-12/4/2020        THE INCREDIBLE WOMEN OF THE ALL-AMERICAN GIRLS PROFESSIONAL  BASEBALL LEAGUE 

MARK HEALY-12/9/2020             GOTHAM BASEBALL: NEW YORK’S ALL-TIME TEAM

BOB KENDRICK-12/17/2020       PRESIDENT OF THE NEGRO LEAGUES MUSEUM

JEFF WAGNER-1/7/2021    THEY PLAYED BASEBALL FOR THE GIANTS?: A HISTORY OF FORGOTTEN  PLAYERS FROM NEW YORK TO SAN FRANCISCO

TOM RIGNEY-1/14/2021          FAMED SF MUSICIAN, SON OF BILL RIGNEY

LAWRENCE HOGAN-1/21/2021   SO MANY SEASONS IN THE SUN-A CENTURY AND MORE OF  PLAYERS FROM NEW YORK TO SAN FRANCISCO CONVERSATIONS WITH BASEBALL’S GREATEST CLUBHOUSE MANAGERS

ALEX DRUDE-1/28/2021              26 IN A ROW-THE 1916 NEW YORK GIANTS AND BASEBALL’S LONGEST WINNING STREAK                                               

PERRY BARBER-2/4/2021            UMPIRE AND HISTORIAN

GARY MINTZ-2/11/2021             SF GIANTS 2021 HOT STOVE LEAGUE SESSION

DAVE LIPPMAN-2/18/2021     THE TEAM THAT TIME WON’T FORGET-THE 1951 NEW YORK GIANTS

JERRY IZENBERG-2/25/2021       LEGENDARY SPORTS JOURNALIST

TIM MEAD-3/4/2021                 NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM PRESIDENT

DAN TAYLOR-3/11/2021             LIGHTS, CAMERA, FASTBALL: HOW THE HOLLYWOOD STARS CHANGED BASEBALL

CARL ERSKINE-3/18/2021        FAMED DODGER PITCHER DISCUSSING RIVALRY BETWEEN GIANTS & DODGERS

LARRY BAER-3/25/2021           PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE SF GIANTS

JARED RIFKIN-4/8/2021            NEW YORK GIANTS TRIVIA NIGHT  1901-1957

THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: APRIL 8, 1947

APRIL 8, 1947
In an exhibition game played against the Indians in Sheffield‚ Alabama, second-year player Whitey Lockman breaks his leg sliding into second base trying to break up a double play. With the exception of two appearances as a pinch hitter, the Giants sophomore outfielder will miss all of the season. (Nationalpastime.com)

THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: APRIL 3, 1901

APRIL 3, 1901
Although he tried to return the money, Christy Matthewson is accused by Connie Mack of reneging on his contract with Philadelphia. In January, ‘Big Six’ after meeting with the A’s manager, received a signing bonus, committing himself to play for the 1901 season with the American League team, but then used the offer as leverage to get a richer contract from the Giants.(Nationalpastime.com)

THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: APRIL 2, 1952

APRIL 2, 1952
In Denver, Giants’ Monte Irvin breaks his ankle sliding into third base during an exhibition game against Cleveland. The future Hall of Fame outfielder will appear in only 46 games this season, mostly as a pinch-hitter, batting .310. (Nationalpastime.com)