April 30, 1951: New York Giants start long climb out of the cellar

Nothing in the early spring of 1951 gave any clue that this would…

May 25, 1951: Willie Mays makes his major-league debut with Giants

On May 25, 1951, the New York Giants were in the final stop of…

June 3, 1951: Dave Koslo hurls two-hit shutout as Giants continue surge

The New York Giants were on an upswing when they headed to the…

August 11, 1951: Giants reach lowest point of pennant-winning season

It would have been a wonder had the New York Giants not felt…

August 15, 1951: Willie Mays' defensive gem caps Giants victory

Three years before Willie Mays made perhaps the most famous catch…

September 30, 1951: Giants defeat Braves to set up playoff for NL pennant

As the 1951 National League season entered its final weekend,…

October 3, 1951: The Giants Win The Pennant!

On August 11, 1951, the second-place New York Giants trailed…

October 6, 1951: Eddie Stanky leads Giants past Yankees in Game 3

After his brain cramp in Game Two of the 1951 World Series, Eddie…

October 8, 1951: A day of rain, and Reynolds rather than Sain, lifts Yankees in Game 4

After outscoring the New York Yankees 12-6 to take two of the…

October 9, 1951: Gil McDougald's grand slam leads Yankees to Game 5 rout of Giants

The pendulum kept swinging the same way after the New York Yankees…