NOVEMBER 28, 1955
Monte Irvin’s tenure with the Giants ends as the former Negro League standout is claimed in the Rule V draft by the Cubs. The future Hall of Famer will retire after one year in Chicago finishing his brief 8-year career with a with a .293 batting average. (Nationalpastime.com)
This past Wednesday (11/8), the NYGPS conducted its final meeting of the calendar year with the author of 1921:The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York Steve Steinberg. Steinberg spoke of the battle between the kings of NY baseball with emphasis on two of the series main combatants and characters, John McGraw and Babe Ruth. A great Q/A then took place. Thanks to Steve and Jay Goldberg, owner of the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, for a wonderful and informative evening!!!