New York Giants in History

Events in Sport

  • 1883-09-08 NY Giants score 13 runs in an inning against Phillies
  • 1887-06-15 NY Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 29-1
  • 1889-10-18 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)
  • 1889-10-29 NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3
  • 1901-06-09 NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds 25-13
  • 1902-07-16 John McGraw becomes manager of MLB New York Giants; 30 year tenure begins (1902-32)
  • 1903-08-31 New York Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month, beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1 and 9-2 at the Polo Grounds
  • 1904-05-27 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)
  • 1904-06-11 Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
  • 1904-07-05 NY Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 innings at Huntington Park
  • 1904-10-03 NY Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson strikes out 16 Cardinals in a 3-1 Giants victory; new MLB record; finishes the game in 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • 1905-10-14 NY Giants beats Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
  • 1906-05-15 NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
  • 1906-06-07 Chicago Cubs score 11 runs in 1st inning of 19-0 drubbing of New York Giants off future Baseball Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity; worst beating in Giants franchise history
  • 1907-08-23 Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
  • 1908-07-04 New York Giants pitcher George "Hooks" Wiltse no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0 in 10 inn

  • 1908-08-24 NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at Madison Square Garden
  • 1908-10-08 NY Giants set season attendance record at 910,000 (broken in 1920)
  • 1909-10-08 Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant
  • 1911-10-26 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
  • 1912-06-20 NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1912-07-03 NY Giants pitcher Rube Marquard ties Tim Keefe's 1888 MLB record 19 game win-streak with 2-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; has 21 with 2 end-of-season in 1911

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1912-10-05 NY Highlanders last game at Hilltop stadium; beat Washington, 8-6; Brooklyn Dodgers last game at Washington Park; lose 1-0 v NY Giants
  • 1912-10-16 Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series

AgreementContract of Interest

1913-02-01 American all-round athlete Jim Thorpe signs a contract to play baseball with the New York Giants; unlike his other sporting endeavours the Olympic-medal winner's career in MLB was uninspiring

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1913-10-11 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
  • 1914-02-01 Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play a 10-inning, 3-3 tie in Cairo, Egypt in an exhibition MLB game; part of special 56-game world tour
  • 1915-08-31 Chicago White Sox Jimmy Lavender no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • 1916-05-29 NY Giants win 17th consecutive road game
  • 1917-10-15 Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
  • 1919-01-14 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham and Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
  • 1919-05-04 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC, 35,000 watch the Phillies beat the NY Giants 4-3
  • 1919-07-07 Philadelphia Phillies tie MLB record of 8 steals in an innings (9th) in a 10-5 loss vs NY Giants
  • 1920-04-20 Phillies manager Gravvy Cravath puts himself in as pinch hitter, his 3- run homer beats NY Giants 3-0
  • 1921-10-13 NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series
  • 1922-10-04 Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing as the New York Giants-New York Yankees Baseball World Series is broadcast for the first time over radio (WJZ & WGY)

  • 1922-10-08 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
  • 1922-10-30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
  • 1923-06-01 New York Giants rout Philadelphia Phillies, 22-5 at the Baker Bowl; first time in 20th century a MLB team has scored in every inning
  • 1923-10-10 NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium
  • 1923-10-15 NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
  • 1924-07-16 NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
  • 1924-09-20 Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
  • 1924-10-01 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Landis bans NY Giants outfielder Jimmy O'Connell & coach Cozy Dolan from World Series after they attempt to bribe Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand
  • 1924-10-04 New York Giants became first team to play in 4 consecutive World Series; win Game 1, 4-3 at Griffith Field; lose series, 4-3 in manager John McGraw's 9th and final WS appearance
  • 1924-10-28 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
  • 1925-10-11 NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0
  • 1925-12-06 Record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 19-7
  • 1927-12-19 National Football League Championship: New York Giants (11-1-1) win first past the post title
  • 1930-12-14 NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game
  • 1931-02-21 Chicago White Sox & NY Giants play 1st exhibition night game
  • 1931-07-11 NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
  • 1932-07-03 After 30 years as manager of the New York Giants, John McGraw retires from baseball (2,583 wins / 1,948 losses NY)
  • 1932-08-14 Brooklyn Dodgers reliever John Quinn, 49, becomes oldest pitcher to win a MLB game in a 2-1, 10th inning victory over NY Giants at the Polo Grounds
  • 1933-04-17 Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21
  • 1933-07-02 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals 1-0
  • 1933-09-19 NY Giants clinch the pennant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-10-01 New York Giants make no 1st downs, but still beat the Green Bay Packers, 10-7 in a week 3 NFL matchup at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 1933-10-07 NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
  • 1933-10-15 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0

Sport awardNFL Championship

1933-12-17 National Football League Championship - 1st title game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 23-21; "Bronko Nagurski Rule" - forward pass is legal anywhere behind line of scrimmage

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 1934-01-17 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
  • 1934-01-17 NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
  • 1934-08-04 Giants outfielder Mel Ott becomes first player in MLB history to score 6 runs in a game as New York beats Phillies, 21-4
  • 1934-12-09 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: New York Giants defeat Chicago Bears, 30-13
  • 1935-07-05 Tony (Brooklyn Dodgers) and Al (NY Giants) Cuccinello become the first brothers to both hit a MLB homer in the same game, Dodgers win 14-4
  • 1935-12-15 National Football League Championship, University of Detroit Stadium: Detroit Lions beat New York Giants, 26-7; Lions first title
  • 1936-01-15 Horace Stoneham is elected president of New York Giants MLB franchise; succeeds late father, Charles; remains president for next 40 years, presiding over move to SF, before selling team in 1976
  • 1936-07-16 NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • 1936-10-02 New York Yankees score Baseball World Series record 18 runs in an 18-4 rout of rival NY Giants in Game 2 at the Polo Grounds; Yankees win series 4-2
  • 1936-10-03 NY Yankees set new attendance record of 64,482 in Game 3 of World Series at Yankee Stadium; 66,669 following day Game 4; win series v NY Giants, 4-2
  • 1937-09-16 Redskins NFL franchise play first game in Washington at Griffith Stadium; defeat the New York Giants in season opener, 13–3
  • 1937-09-17 1st NFL game in Washington, D.C.; Redskins beat NY Giants 13-3
  • 1938-12-11 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers, 23-17; record title game attendance 48,120
  • 1939-01-15 1st NFL All Star Game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: New York Giants beat All America All-Stars, 13-10
  • 1939-06-06 NY Giants beat Reds 17-3, with 5 HRs in 4th inning
  • 1939-08-30 6th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 9, All-Stars 0 (81,456)
  • 1939-12-10 National Football League Championship, Dairy Bowl, West Allis, Wisconsin: Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants, 27-0; Packers 5th title
  • 1940-05-24 NY Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds
  • 1941-06-01 Future Hall of Fame outfielder Mel Ott hits his 400th career HR and his 1,500th RBI to help New York Giants to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds
  • 1941-08-04 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens becomes 1st MLB player to take 3 foul pop-ups in one inning (3rd) in 11-6 win v NY Giants
  • 1941-12-02 New York Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager; replaces another future Baseball Hall of Famer Bill Terry, who heads Giants' farm system
  • 1941-12-11 NY Giants acquire future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Johnny Mize from Cardinals for 3 players & $50,000
  • 1941-12-21 National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 37-9; first team in NFL championship game era (since 1933) to win consecutive titles; Bears 5th title overall
  • 1942-09-27 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
  • 1942-11-30 Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
  • 1943-09-08 NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
  • 1943-11-07 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
  • 1943-11-14 Chic Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7)

Sport awardNFL Championship

1944-12-17 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants, 14-7 for 6th and final league title under long-time coach Curly Lambeau

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 1945-08-01 NY Giants outfielder Mel Ott hits historic 500th MLB home run off Braves Johnny Hutchings, joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx as only players to reach milestone
  • 1946-10-20 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
  • 1946-12-15 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 24-14; record attendance 58,346 at final NFL title game played at Polo Grounds
  • 1947-07-30 Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Ewell Blackwell record-breaking 16 game winning streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
  • 1947-08-31 NY Giants set season record for HRs by a club 183 (en route to 221)
  • 1947-09-01 Infielder Jack Lohrke hits NY Giants' 183rd homer of season in 2-1 win v Boston Braves; breaks NY Yankees MLB mark of 182 set in 1936

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-07-01 Brooklyn's future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella debuts with 3 hits in a 6-4 loss to the rival NY Giants

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-07-16 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1948-09-09 Brooklyn Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • 1949-01-28 NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestTim Keefe

1857-01-01 Tim Keefe, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1888; MLB record 0.86 ERA, single season 1880; NY Giants), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1933)

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1857-07-01 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1931)
  • 1859-10-17 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1871-03-20 Joe McGinnity, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905; 5 × NL wins leader; NL ERA leader 1904; Baltimore Orioles, NY Giants), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • 1873-04-07 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), born in Truxton, New York (d. 1934)
  • 1878-05-30 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1933)
  • 1886-07-31 Larry Doyle, American baseball second baseman (NL MVP 1912, NL batting champion 1915; NY Giants), born in Caseyville, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1887-07-29 Tim Mara, American founder and administrator (NFL NY Giants), born in New York (d. 1959)
  • 1893-06-09 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), born in Oakland, California (d. 1963)
  • 1895-09-10 George 'High Pockets' Kelly, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (World Series 1921, 22; NL HR leader 1921; NY Giants), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • 1897-04-01 Doc Alexander, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Syracuse; All Pro 1921, 22; Rochester Jeffersons; NFL C'ship 1925; NY Giants), born in Silver Creek, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1897-10-31 Pete Henry, American NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1952)
  • 1898-04-21 Steve Owen, American NFL tackle and coach (NY Giants), born in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma (d. 1964)
  • 1901-01-01 Century Milstead, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Yale; NFL C'ship 1927, NY Giants), born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1902-12-01 Red Badgro, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end and coach (NY Giants) and baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in Orillia, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1903-06-22 Carl Hubbell, American baseball pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA, born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • 1903-11-02 Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1904-09-01 Ray Flaherty, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end, coach (3 x NFL Championships; Washington Redskins 1937, 42 coach), born in Lamont, Washington (d. 1994)
  • 1905-05-01 Chris 'Red' Cagle, College Football Hall of Fame halfback (All American 1927, 28, 29; Army; NFL: New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers), born in DeRidder, Louisiana (d. 1942)
  • 1905-11-21 Fred Lindstrom, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (New York Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1906-07-27 Leo Durocher, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All Star 1936, 38, 40; World Series 1928, 34; NY Yankees, St.L Cardinals) and manager (World Series 1954 NY Giants; 1963 LA Dodgers), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1906-08-06 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
  • 1908-12-25 Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball left fielder (MLB All Star 1934–38, 40; World Series 1933; NY Giants), born in Gause, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1909-03-02 Mel Ott, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder and manager (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; 6 × NL home run leader ; NY Giants), born in Gretna, Louisiana (d. 1958)

Person of interestMel Hein

1909-08-22 Mel Hein, American NFL center (NY Giants), born in Redding, California (d. 1992)

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 1910-01-05 Ed Widseth, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (University of Minnesota; Pro Bowl 1938; NY Giants), born in Gonvick, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1910-04-02 Arnie Herber, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
  • 1910-06-29 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), born in Tarboro, North Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1910-10-12 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1911-06-08 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1934, 36, 37, 45; NL strikeout leader 1936; Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina (d. 1985)
  • 1911-09-30 Ed Danowski, American football quarterback and halfback (NFL Championship 1934, 38; New York Giants; Pro Bowl 1938), born in Jamesport, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1912-01-03 Cliff Melton, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1942; NL saves leader 1937; NY Giants), born in Brevard, North Carolina (d. 1986)
  • 1912-11-12 Alphonse [Tuffy] Leemans, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
  • 1916-08-14 Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1917-04-26 Sal Maglie, American MLB pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct), born in Niagara Falls, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1919-02-25 Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
  • 1922-07-26 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Huntersville, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • 1923-02-10 Allie Sherman, American NFL coach (Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1953-56 CFL; New York Giants 1961–68), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)

Person of interestTom Landry

1924-09-11 Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas (d. 2000)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • 1924-10-26 Tex Coulter, American NFL defensive lineman (All Pro 1948, 51-52; Pro Bowl 1951-52; NY Giants), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1925-12-06 Andy Robustelli, American NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • 1926-04-26 Preston Robert Tisch, American NFL co-owner (NY Giants), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1926-10-24 Y. A. Tittle, American NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963), born in Marshall, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1928-10-27 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2002)

Person of interestPat Summerall

1930-05-10 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 2013)

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 1930-08-16 Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • 1931-04-19 Alex Webster, American football coach (NY Giants), born in Kearney, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1932-07-14 Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, American actor, minister, and former professional American football player (Pennsylvania State University), born in Cuthbert, Georgia
  • 1932-10-20 Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1934-10-04 Sam Huff, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (5-time Pro Bowl; NY Giants, Washington Redskins), born in Edna, West Virginia

Person of interestFran Tarkenton

1940-02-03 Fran Tarkenton, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Minnesota Vikings), born in Richmond, Virginia

NFL Quarterback Fran Tarkenton
NFL Quarterback
Fran Tarkenton

Person of interestBill Parcells

1941-08-22 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey

NFL Coach Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coach Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 1944-01-19 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1946-07-06 Fred Dryer, American NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl 1975; First-team All-Pro 1974; NY Giants, LA Rams) and actor (Hunter), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1946-12-25 Larry Csonka, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, NY Giants)
  • 1951-09-25 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves) and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1953-02-16 George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1953-11-26 Harry Carson, American football player (New York Giants), born in Florence, South Carolina
  • 1955-11-03 Phil Simms, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1986 [MVP], 90; NY Giants) and broadcaster (ESPN, NBC CBS), born in Springfield, Kentucky
  • 1956-07-06 Matt Bahr, American NFL placekicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-01-19 Ottis Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1957-02-24 Phil McConkey, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1957-11-19 Otis J Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants, 1990 Super Bowl MVP)
  • 1958-12-16 Bart Oates, NFL center (NY Giants, SF 49ers)
  • 1959-02-01 Mike Horan, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1988; All-Pro 1988, Denver Broncos; Super Bowl 1999, St. Louis Rams), born in Orange, California

Person of interestLawrence Taylor

1959-02-04 Lawrence Taylor, American NFL player who is considered the greatest linebacker in history (NY Giants), born in Williamsburg, Virginia

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • 1959-12-28 Everson Walls, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants)
  • 1961-03-05 Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1961-04-22 Jeff Hostetler, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
  • 1961-10-22 Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • 1962-01-06 Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962-02-18 Gary Reasons, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Crowley, Texas
  • 1962-02-20 Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • 1962-08-29 Carl Banks, American NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1963-06-21 Mike Sherrard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1963-08-28 Reyna Thompson, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964-01-16 Mark Collins, American NFL cornerback and safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1964-02-12 Maurice Douglass, NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Muncie, Indiana
  • 1964-06-29 Pepper Johnson, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964-08-30 Stephen Baker, American NFL receiver (NY Giants), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1964-10-02 Michael Brooks, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1992; Denver Broncos), born in Ruston, Louisiana
  • 1964-10-26 Vencie Glenn, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Grambling, Louisiana
  • 1965-04-01 John "Jumbo" Elliott, American NFL offensive tackle (Super Bowl, Pro Bowl 1990, NY Giants; NY Jets), born in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
  • 1965-07-22 Doug Riesenberg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1966-04-30 David Meggett, NFL running back (NY Giants, NE Patriots)
  • 1967-08-08 Howard Cross, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1967-12-09 Ray Agnew, NFL nose tackle (Carolina Panthers, NY Giants)
  • 1967-12-31 Brad Daluiso, American NFL placekicker (NY Giants), born in San Diego, California
  • 1968-03-29 Chris Calloway, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-09-17 Stacey Dillard, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1968-10-25 Corey Miller, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina
  • 1968-11-01 Kent Graham, American NFL quarterback (New York Giants), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • 1968-12-25 Corey Widmer, NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1969-01-07 Erric Pegram, American NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1969-02-17 Robert Massey, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • 1969-04-03 Rodney Hampton, American football player, NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1969-04-11 Jesse Campbell, American football safety (NY Giants, Washington Redskins), born in Washington, North Carolina
  • 1969-04-15 Phillippi Sparks, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1969-04-29 Arthur Marshall, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1969-06-06 Mike Croel, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

2008-04-19 New York Giants NFL quarterback Eli Manning (27) weds Abby McGrew (24) at the One & Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

NFL Quarterback Eli Manning
NFL Quarterback
Eli Manning
  • 2018-03-03 Supermodel Chanel Iman (Victoria's Secret Angel), weds New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Los Angeles

Deaths in Sport

  • 1906-10-20 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67
  • 1929-11-14 Joe McGinnity, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905; 5 × NL wins leader; NL ERA leader 1904; Baltimore Orioles, NY Giants), dies at 58

Person of interestTim Keefe

1933-04-23 Tim Keefe, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1888; MLB record 0.86 ERA, single season 1880; NY Giants), dies at 76

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1933-09-24 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 55
  • 1934-02-25 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), dies of uremic poisoning at 60
  • 1936-01-06 Charles A Stoneham, pres (NY Giants), dies
  • 1942-12-26 Chris 'Red' Cagle, College Football Hall of Fame halfback (All American 1927, 28, 29; Army; NFL: New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of a fractured skull from a fall at 37
  • 1952-02-07 Pete Henry, American NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville), dies at 54
  • 1958-11-21 Mel Ott, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder and manager (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; 6 × NL home run leader ; NY Giants), dies of injuries sustained in an auto accident at 49
  • 1959-02-17 Tim Mara, American founder and administrator (NFL NY Giants), dies at 59
  • 1963-03-01 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), dies at 69
  • 1963-06-02 Century Milstead, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Yale; NFL C'ship 1927, NY Giants), dies at 62
  • 1964-05-17 Steve Owen, American NFL tackle and coach (NY Giants), dies at 66
  • 1969-10-14 Arnie Herber, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), dies at 59
  • 1974-03-01 Larry Doyle, American baseball second baseman (NL MVP 1912, NL batting champion 1915; NY Giants), dies of tuberculosis at 87
  • 1975-09-12 Doc Alexander, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Syracuse; All Pro 1921, 22; Rochester Jeffersons; NFL C'ship 1925; NY Giants), dies at 78
  • 1980-06-01 Rube Marquard, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL wins leader 1912; NL strikeout leader 1911; no-hitter 1915; NY Giants), dies at 93
  • 1981-10-04 Fred Lindstrom, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (New York Giants), dies at 75
  • 1984-10-13 George 'High Pockets' Kelly, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (World Series 1921, 22; NL HR leader 1921; NY Giants), dies from a stroke at 89
  • 1985-02-12 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1934, 36, 37, 45; NL strikeout leader 1936; Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), dies at 73
  • 1986-07-28 Cliff Melton, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1942; NL saves leader 1937; NY Giants), dies at 74
  • 1987-07-27 Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 83

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1991-10-07 Leo Durocher, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All Star 1936, 38, 40; World Series 1928, 34; NY Yankees, St.L Cardinals) and manager (World Series 1954 NY Giants; 1963 LA Dodgers), dies at 86

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Person of interestMel Hein

1992-01-31 Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 1992-12-28 Sal Maglie, American MLB pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct), dies at 75
  • 1993-11-25 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), dies at 83
  • 1997-02-01 Ed Danowski, American football quarterback & halfback (NFL Championship 1934, 38; New York Giants; Pro Bowl 1938), dies at 85
  • 1998-07-13 Red Badgro, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end and coach (NY Giants) and baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), dies after a fall at 95
  • 1998-12-03 Ed Widseth, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (University of Minnesota; Pro Bowl 1938; NY Giants), dies at 88
  • 2001-04-01 Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball left fielder (MLB All Star 1934–38, 40; World Series 1933; NY Giants), dies at 92
  • 2002-08-15 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61), dies at 74
  • 2002-08-23 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), dies of heart failure at 80
  • 2005-11-16 Preston Robert Tisch, American NFL co-owner (NY Giants), dies at 79
  • 2007-10-02 Tex Coulter, American NFL defensive lineman (All Pro 1948, 51-52; Pro Bowl 1951-52; NY Giants), dies at 82
  • 2010-07-11 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, dies at 99
  • 2011-05-31 Andy Robustelli, American NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants), dies at 85
  • 2012-03-03 Alex Webster, American football coach (NY Giants), dies at 80
  • 2015-01-03 Allie Sherman, American NFL coach (Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1953-56 CFL; New York Giants 1961–68), dies at 91
  • 2017-10-08 Y. A. Tittle, American NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963), dies at 90