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New York Giants

SPORTS FRANCHISE

Founded 1883 as the New York Gothams, and became the New York Giants in 1885. Won National League pennants in 1905, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1951, and 1954, and won the World Series in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, and 1954. Franchise relocated in 1958 to become the San Francisco Giants.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Cap Anson
Baseball
17-Apr-1852 14-Apr-1922 Early MLB superstar, Hall of Famer
Jesse Burkett
Baseball
4-Dec-1868 27-May-1953 The Crab, MLB Hall of Famer
Alvin Dark
Baseball
7-Jan-1922   Retired MLB Shortstop and Manager
Leo Durocher
Baseball
27-Jul-1905 7-Oct-1991 Leo the Lip
Frankie Frisch
Baseball
9-Sep-1898 12-Mar-1973 2880 hits with .316 batting average
Joe Garagiola
Baseball
12-Feb-1926   St. Louis Cardinal turned sportscaster
Gabby Hartnett
Baseball
20-Dec-1900 20-Dec-1972 Chicago Cubs catcher, Hall-of-Famer
Ernie Harwell
Sports Journalist
25-Jan-1918 4-May-2010 Voice of the Detroit Tigers
Rogers Hornsby
Baseball
27-Apr-1896 5-Jan-1963 The Raj
Carl Hubbell
Baseball
22-Jun-1903 21-Nov-1988 New York Giants pitcher
Monte Irvin
Baseball
25-Feb-1919   Negro Leagues player, MLB Hall of Famer
Tony Lazzeri
Baseball
6-Dec-1903 6-Aug-1946 Yankees second baseman, Hall-of-Famer
Christy Mathewson
Baseball
12-Aug-1880 7-Oct-1925 Pitched 37 winning games in 1908
Willie Mays
Baseball
6-May-1931   Baseball Hall of Famer
John McGraw
Baseball
7-Apr-1873 25-Feb-1934 NY Giants manager for 30 years
Joe Medwick
Baseball
24-Nov-1911 21-Mar-1975 MLB Hall of Famer
Mel Ott
Baseball
2-Mar-1909 21-Nov-1958 HoF New York Giants outfielder
Amos Rusie
Baseball
30-May-1871 6-Dec-1942 The Hoosier Thunderbolt
Casey Stengel
Baseball
30-Jul-1890 29-Sep-1975 The Old Perfesser
Bobby Thomson
Baseball
25-Oct-1923 16-Aug-2010 1951 home run brought Giants to the Series
Jim Thorpe
Football
28-May-1887 28-Mar-1953 Olympics and football
Hoyt Wilhelm
Baseball
26-Jul-1923 23-Aug-2002 Knuckleball relief pitcher
Hack Wilson
Baseball
26-Apr-1900 23-Nov-1948 Hit 56 home runs and 191 RBI's in 1930


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