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. Besides 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. Sports historian Richard Bak tells the story of this historic team with an illustrated chronicle using nearly 190 vintage photographs, period advertisements, and historic scorecards.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.