THIS DATE IN NY GIANTS HISTORY: JANUARY 31, 2001

JANUARY 31, 2001
The Wall Street Journal’s Joshua Prager quotes former players Monte Irvin, Sal Yvars and Al Gettel “admitting” the team stole catchers’ signs during the 1951 pennant race when the Giants overcame the Dodgers’ 13 1/2-game lead. According to Prager’s WSJ report, Bobby Thomson, whose three-run, ninth-inning walk-off homer in Game 3 of the National League playoffs won the pennant for New York, did not steal a sign before hitting his historic home run. (Nationalpastime.com)
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  1. I met Sal Yvars in 2005 and he told me about the sign stealing at the Polo Grounds. He gave me an autograph and was straight forward about his role. I am the author of Scapegoats: Baseballers Whose Careers Are Marked by One Fateful Play by McFarland Publishing. I spoke with both BobbyThompson and Ralph Branca at then the Fortieth Anniversary of the Shot Heard Round the World in 1991. I would love to join

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