NYGPS’s 1ST MEETING OF 2019, 2/25, AT FINNERTY’S TO HONOR THE LIFE OF MONTE IRVIN

NYGPS FIRST 2019 MEETING TO HONOR MONTE IRVIN’S LIFE AT FINNERTY’S FEBRUARY 25TH.   

The New York Giants Preservation Society’s first meeting of 2019 will take place on February 25 at our new home base Finnerty’s at 6PM. The night will be entitled: Monte Irvin:  A Centennial Celebration.  This night would have marked Irvin’s 100th Birthday.  On hand will be many members of the NYGPS who had personal experiences throughout the years.  They include as of this date, Gary Brown and John Barr. We hope to have a special guest or two as well. Finnerty’s is located at 221 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. We will have use of their backroom. For your enjoyment, libations will be available at the Happy Hour rate until 8PM. Drinks specials are:
$5 draft beers
$6 mixed well cocktails
$7 glasses of wine

Please RSVP ASAP to me. All the best, Gary

THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: FEBRUARY 1, 1913 & 1973

FEBRUARY 1, 1913
Jim Thorpe signs with the New York baseball Giants. The Olympic hero will compile a life-time .252 batting average during his six seasons in the major leagues, which includes stints with the Reds and Braves.
(Nationalpastime.com)

FEBRUARY 1, 1973
Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announces the Special Committee on the Negro Leagues selection of Monte Irvin to the Hall of Fame. The outfielder spent five full seasons in the major leagues, and was the first black to play for the Giants.
(Nationalpastime.com)
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