New York Giants

Remembering Eddie Grant, who died in World War I after playing under John McGraw

Remembering Eddie Grant, who died in World War I after playing under John McGraw
September 18, 2017 No Comments »

There was always something unusual about Eddie Grant, but he was comfortable with that. He didn’t mind being different. In a brief life that stretched only 35 years and a few months, Grant accomplished many things: scholar, athlete, lawyer, soldier. ... Read More »

Which pitching rotations stayed together the longest?

Which pitching rotations stayed together the longest?
May 1, 2016 No Comments »

Almost as much as any other facet of the game, the usage of starting pitchers has evolved quite a bit throughout the history of baseball. Originally, in the mid-18th century, teams had one regular pitcher and maybe one other player ... Read More »

The Walking Eddies: A Patient Infield That Never Was

The Walking Eddies: A Patient Infield That Never Was
February 19, 2016 No Comments »

“Walking is man’s best medicine.” — Hippocrates For a long time walks in baseball were considered a mistake, an accident caused by poor aim. The pitcher was wild and if he couldn’t throw three strikes before he threw four balls, Mr. ... Read More »

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, oldest living World Series winner, has died

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, oldest living World Series winner, has died
January 12, 2016 No Comments »

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a fantastic baseball player and a great all-around athlete, has passed away at the age of 96. Irvin overcame many career obstacles to garner the acclaim he deserved as a baseball player. He toiled for ... Read More »

The Hall of Fame case for 19th century shortstop Bill Dahlen

The Hall of Fame case for 19th century shortstop Bill Dahlen
November 16, 2012 3 Comments »

This is the third in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. Baseball was a much different game 100 years ago, but the stars of that era and the 19th century are no less ... Read More »

When Ty Cobb took on the New York Giants and won

When Ty Cobb took on the New York Giants and won
October 23, 2012 2 Comments »

Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb had more than his share of tussles on and off the diamond. But one of his most famous occurred in the spring of 1917 while the Tigers were playing the New York Giants in a ... Read More »

Only five players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant

Only five players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant
October 17, 2012 3 Comments »

Within the next few days, as the League Championship Series in both leagues advance to their later stages, “hero opportunities” will arise. While many players have done many things in critical situations in the history of baseball, there have only ... Read More »

Willie, Matty & Barry : Giants All-Time Team

Willie, Matty & Barry : Giants All-Time Team
July 24, 2012 1 Comment »

This could be the best ATT in the National League, maybe in either league: four members of the 500-HR club, led by Barry Bonds; and five Hall of Famers on the pitching staff. In all, 11 of the 26 players ... Read More »