Category Archive: Essays.1951-Giants

1951 Giants: Foreword by Monte Irvin

In 1951 I was 32 years old, but because of segregation I was…

The Integration of the New York Giants

On July 8, 1949, the New York Giants became the fourth major-league…

1951 Giants: At the Broadcast Summit

People of a certain age know where they were when the Japanese…

Key Sportswriters Who Covered the 1951 Baseball Season

While the 1951 pennant race was raging between the Dodgers and…

Focus on the Giants’ Cheating Scandal of 1951

Today a specter hangs over the Giants’ miraculous 1951 season.…

Did Sign Stealing Make A Major Difference in the 1951 Pennant Race?

The end of the 1951 National League pennant race is legendary…

1951 Giants: Fortune smiled on Bobby Thomson's lucky glove

Bobby Thomson’s home run in the bottom of the ninth in the…

1951 Giants in the All-Star Game

On July 10, 1951, the National League defeated the American League,…

The 1951 World Series

A summary of the 1951 World Series, won by the New York Yankees…

1951 Giants: Award recognition

1951 Cy Young Award Official recognition of baseball’s best…

1951 Giants: The Shot's Long Shadow

I don’t know how he got hold of me. Probably it was through…
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