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New York Giants, 1883-1957 (Images of America Series)
     

New York Giants, 1883-1957 (Images of America Series)

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by Richard Bak
 

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The New York Giants have sent more men to the Baseball Hall of Fame than any other team, a distinction that only begins to hint at the place this storied franchise holds in the long history of America’s national pastime. Between 1883 and 1957, a span of 75 summers, the Giants were one of professional sports’ great dynasties. Aside from the
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The New York Giants have sent more men to the Baseball Hall of Fame than any other team, a distinction that only begins to hint at the place this storied franchise holds in the long history of America’s national pastime. Between 1883 and 1957, a span of 75 summers, the Giants were one of professional sports’ great dynasties. Aside from the
17 National League pennants and 8 world pennants the team won during this period, there were the unique personalities and imperishable moments that remain so much a part of the lore of the game: John McGraw’s pugnacity, Christy Mathewson’s fadeaway, Fred Snodgrass’s muff, Mel Ott’s leg kick, Carl
Hubbell’s scroogie, Bobby Thomson’s home run, and Willie Mays’ catch. Even the Giants’ ballpark, the Polo Grounds, had a personality of its own, with a center field that seemed as expansive as Utah and abbreviated foul lines that turned many an ordinary fly ball into a mighty home run.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738503370
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,314,514
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Richard Bak, sports historian and author of New York Yankees: The Golden Era, tells the story of this historic team with an illustrated chronicle using nearly 190 vintage photographs, period advertisements, and historic scorecards to recapture 75 years of memories provided by the New York Giants, a team that—with apologies to Tony Bennett—may have moved to San Francisco but left its heart in Manhattan.

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New York Giants, 1883-1957 (Images of America Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BleacherBum More than 1 year ago
This is a book that a Real fan puts together. It a history of a great ball club of a bygone era that should never be forgot. A visual history of the NYG's Beginings is presented entirely in photos. All the photos are clear and easy to understand. There is captioning where needed. And the captioning lets you know from the first that Mr. Bak is a true fan of the NYG and a fan of the true game of America. I enjoy the Arcadia books. If you can tell a story of a person, place or thing in photos the Arcadia Publishing company is for you. If you like visual history's, Arcadia books are for you.