UNREAL PIECE OF NY BASEBALL GIANTS AUDIO HISTORY!!
Thanks to NYGPS Members Rich Rodgers (audio) and Jessica M. (video attachment) here is the NY Giants March written by Horace Stoneham and played at the Polo Grounds. Many members and people have been mentioning this song for decades without finding it. Here it is! Enjoy!!
THE GIANTS MARCH (1947)
We’re calling all fans,
All you Giants ball fans.
Come watch the home team,
Going places ‘round the bases.
Cheer for your favorites,
Out at Coogan’s Bluff.
You’ll see those Polo Grounders,
Do their stuff!
(words by Horace Stoneham)
AUGUST 19, 1957
Citing poor attendance as the reason, Giants’ president Horace Stoneham, ignoring baseball’s edict of banning announcements about relocation of franchises until after the World Series, informs the press the club has signed a lease to play its home games in San Francisco next season. The club’s Board of Directors voted 8-1 approving the shift to the West Coast, with the only dissenting vote cast by M. Donald Grant, who will become the chairman of the Mets, an expansion team located in New York to fill the National League void created by the departure of the Giants and Dodgers to California. (Nationalpastime.com)
AUGUST 15, 1951
With one out in the top of the eighth inning and a runner on third base in a 1-1 tied game‚ Willie Mays, running a full speed, makes an incredible catch of Carl Furillo’s drive to deep centerfield. After grabbing the ball, the rookie outfielder turns counterclockwise and throws a perfect strike to home to nail a surprised Billy Cox at home to complete the double play, and some believe, the catch, in the eventual Giants’ 3-1 Polo Grounds victory over the Dodgers, is the impetus for the beginning of the team’s incredible comeback from an 11.5 game deficit to win the National League pennant. (Nationalpastime.com)
AUGUST 10, 1889
At the Seventh Street Park in Indianapolis, future 300 game winner Mickey Welch becomes the first pinch hitter in major league history. Although the Giants right-handed pitcher strikes out in his historic plate appearance, New York prevails beating the Hoosiers, 9-6.(Nationalpastime.com)
AUGUST 1, 1933
Giants’ hurler Carl Hubbell sets a National League record for consecutive scoreless innings with 45 1/3 breaking the 1908 mark of Ed Ruelbach.(Nationalpastime.com)
AUGUST 1, 1945
At the Polo Grounds, Mel Ott hits his historic 500th career home run off Braves’ hurler Johnny Hutchings in the Giants’ 9-2 victory over Boston. Joining Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx, ‘Master Melvin’ becomes the third major leaguer to accomplish this career milestone. (Nationalpastime.com)
July 29, 1911
With nine stolen bases at Robison Field in St. Louis, the Giants establish a franchise record. During the 8-0 rout of the Redbirds, eight different New York players contribute to the record and seven of the nine steals are off Cardinals backstop Jack Bliss. (Nationalpastime.com)
Today’s San Francisco Giants trace their roots back to New York, where they played from 1883 until moving to California in 1958. That first 1883 Giants team—known as the New York Gothams—wore this amazing emblem on their uniforms:
This original patch resides at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.
While it’s certainly an incredible object to look at, it’s significant too. It could well be the first non-typographic decoration of any kind on a Major League Baseball uniform.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015 – 9:00AM TO
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 – 9:00PM
With three World Series titles in five seasons, the San Francisco Giants are going to need more room in their trophy case.
But before the 2014 World Series trophy goes on permanent display in San Francisco, it will make a stop at the home of baseball in Cooperstown.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum hosts Giants Weekend Aug 1-Aug. 2 in Cooperstown.
The Museum will honor the 2014 San Francisco Giants with its annual World Series Weekend. Museum visitors will have the chance to relive the 2014 season and create new memories in Cooperstown, where artifacts of the Giants’ world title will be preserved forever. Many of those artifacts are on display in the Museum’s exhibit Autumn Glory, which celebrates each season’s playoff and World Series teams.
Visitors will be permitted to take pictures with the trophies.
July 28, 1890
Beating Pittsburgh, 4-2, Giants hurler Mickey Welch joins Pud Galvin and Cy Young becoming baseball’s third hurler to record his 300th victory. The 31-year old Brooklyn native will win only seven more games before ending his 13-year career next season. (Nationalpastime.com)