Category Archive: Essays.1951-Giants

1951 Giants: Foreword

A foreword to our 1951 New York Giants book by Hall of Famer…

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

We still recall the Shot Heard ’Round the World: Russ Hodges…

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

As Bobby Thomson rounded the bases on his famous pennant-winning…

1951 Giants in the All-Star Game

Shortstop Alvin Dark was the only Giants starter for the NL All-Stars,…

The 1951 World Series

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

1951 Giants: Award recognition

Willie Mays won the National League Rookie of the Year Award…

1951 Giants: The Shot's Long Shadow

Russ Hodges gave glory to Bobby Thomson's famous home run. Red…
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