New York Giants in History

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 138

  • 1883-09-08 NY Giants score 13 runs in an inning against Phillies
  • 1887-06-15 NY Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 29-1
  • 1887-08-21 Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants
  • 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
  • 1902-07-02 John McGraw becomes manager of MLB New York Giants, 30 year tenure (1902-32)
  • 1902-07-16 John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
  • 1902-07-19 NY Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
  • 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
  • 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 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
  • 1906-10-05 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
  • 1907-08-23 Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
  • 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
  • 1912-10-16 Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
  • 1913-06-30 NY Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-1
  • 1913-10-02 Phillies beat NY Giants 2 games out of 3
  • 1913-10-11 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
  • 1914-02-01 NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1922-10-08 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 NY Giants beat Phillies, 22-5, Giants score 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
  • 1924-10-04 NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1933-04-17 Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21
  • 1933-09-19 NY Giants clinch the pennant
  • 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

  • 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 NY Giants Mel Ott sets record of 6 runs in game and beats Phillies 21-4
  • 1934-12-09 NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
  • 1936-01-15 Horace Stoneham elected president of NY Giants
  • 1936-07-16 NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • 1937-09-17 1st NFL game in Washington, D.C.; Redskins beat NY Giants 13-3
  • 1938-12-11 New York Giants win NFL championship
  • 1939-01-15 1st NFL pro bowl, NY Giants beat All Stars 13-10 in Wrigley Field
  • 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 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0
  • 1940-05-24 NY Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds
  • 1941-12-02 NY Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager, replacing Bill Terry
  • 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)
  • 1946-10-20 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
  • 1946-12-15 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 24-14 in NFL championship game
  • 1947-07-30 Cincinnati Reds 16 game win 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 NY Giants 183-185 HR of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936

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
  • 1949-07-05 NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin and Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players
  • 1949-07-08 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for NY Giants
  • 1950-08-12 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa
  • 1951-01-18 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
  • 1951-08-11 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
  • 1951-08-11 NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win the pennant
  • 1951-08-28 Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game win streak
  • 1951-09-13 St Louis Cards beat NY Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0
  • 1951-11-04 NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
  • 1952-09-23 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant with a record of 96-57 over the New York Giants 92-62

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1953-05-13 NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1954-09-22 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
  • 1954-10-02 NY Giants sweep Cleveland Indians, in 51st World Series
  • 1956-01-27 NFL's NY Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium
  • 1956-05-12 Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
  • 1956-12-30 NY Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957-01-05 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1957-05-28 NL approves baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to the US west coast
  • 1957-08-09 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
  • 1957-08-19 NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
  • 1957-09-29 NY Giants play & lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958-12-14 Pat Summerall kicks game winning field goal for the New York Giants against the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 140

  • 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)
  • 1871-03-19 Joseph McGinnity, Rock Island Ill, baseball pitcher (NY Giants)
  • 1887-07-30 Timothy Mara, NFL owner (NY Giants)
  • 1897-10-31 Pete Henry, American NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1952)
  • 1898-04-21 Steve Owen, NFL tackle, coach (NY Giants)
  • 1903-06-22 Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA
  • 1903-11-02 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1904-09-01 Ray Flaherty, AFL/NFL/AAFC coach (NY Giants)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1906-07-27 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

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)
  • 1909-03-02 Mel Ott, American baseball player, 1st NLer to hit 500 home runs, hall of famer (NY Giants) (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
  • 1910-04-02 Arnie Herber, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
  • 1910-10-12 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1912-11-12 Alphonse [Tuffy] Leemans, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
  • 1916-08-14 Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
  • 1917-04-26 Sal "The Barber" Maglie, pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct)
  • 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)

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
  • 1925-12-06 Andy Robustelli, NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)
  • 1926-04-26 Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner (NY Giants)
  • 1926-10-24 Y A Tittle, AAFC/NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963)
  • 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, Kearney, New Jersey, football coach (NY Giants), (d. 2012)
  • 1932-07-14 Roosevelt Grier, Cuthbert Ga, NFLer (NY Giants)/actor (Movin' On)
  • 1932-10-20 Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1934-10-04 Sam Huff, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)

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 Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 1944-01-19 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1946-07-06 Fred Dryer, Hawthone California, NFLer (NY Giants, LA Rams)/actor (Hunter)
  • 1946-12-25 Larry Csonka, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, NY Giants)
  • 1951-09-25 Bob McAdoo, NBA player and coach (Los Angeles Lakers, NY Giants), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1953-02-16 George Martin, NFLer (NY Giants)
  • 1955-02-16 George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants)
  • 1955-11-03 Phil Simms, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Super Bowl 1986)
  • 1956-07-06 Matt Bahr, NFL kicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants)
  • 1957-01-19 Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • 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, NFL punter (NY Giants)

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)
  • 1962-02-18 Gary Reasons, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1962-02-20 Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • 1962-08-29 Carl Banks, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants)
  • 1963-01-01 Lance Smith, NFL guard (NY Giants)
  • 1963-06-21 Mike Sherrard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1963-08-28 Reyna Thompson, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 1964-01-16 Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
  • 1964-02-12 Maurice Douglass, NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Muncie, Indiana
  • 1964-06-29 Pepper Johnson, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1964-08-30 Stephen Baker, NFL receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1964-10-02 Michael Brooks, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1964-10-26 Vencie Glenn, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Grambling, Louisiana
  • 1965-04-01 John "Jumbo" Elliott, NFL tackle (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • 1965-07-22 Doug Riesenberg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1966-04-30 David Meggett, NFL running back (NY Giants, NE Patriots)
  • 1966-06-08 Brian Williams, NFL center (NY Giants)
  • 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, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
  • 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, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1968-12-25 Corey Widmer, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1969-01-07 Erric Pegram, NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969-02-27 Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 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, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 1969-04-29 Arthur Marshall, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1969-06-06 Mike Croel, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1969-06-13 Robert Harris, American former NFL defensive end (NY Giants), born in Riviera Beach, Florida
  • 1969-09-06 Aaron Pierce, NFL halfback (NY Giants)
  • 1970-01-22 Keith Wagner, NFL/WLAF tackle (NY Giants, Redskins, Scot Claymores)
  • 1970-02-25 Dave Brown, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1970-04-02 Jerry Reynolds, American football player, NFL guard and tackle (NY Giants), born in Fort Thomas, Kentucky
  • 1970-06-14 Willie Beamon, American former-NFL cornerback (New York Giants), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • 1970-10-04 Brian Kozlowski, NFL halfback (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • 1970-10-05 Thomas Randolph, NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1970-10-22 Coleman Rudolph, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1970-10-26 Jessie Armstead, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1971-01-07 Todd Yeaman, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1971-01-30 Derek Allen, NFL/WLAF offensive linebacker (NY Giants, Rhein Fire)
  • 1971-02-03 Marcus Buckley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1971-04-15 Jason Sehorn, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants)
  • 1971-05-02 Greg Bishop, American NFL guard (NY Giants), born in Stockton, California
  • 1971-05-05 Keith Hamilton, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1971-05-25 Keith Hamilton, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1971-08-14 Stan White, NFL/WLAF quarterback (NY Giants, London Monarchs)

Weddings in Sport

  • 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
  • 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 Joseph McGinnity, baseball pitcher (NY Giants), dies at 58
  • 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
  • 1952-02-07 Pete Henry, American NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville), dies at 54
  • 1959-02-17 Tim Mara, co-founder of NFL's NY Giants, dies
  • 1969-10-14 Arnie Herber, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), dies at 59
  • 1987-07-27 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 83

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
  • 1995-05-31 Tim Mara, owner (NY Giants), dies at 59
  • 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
  • 2010-07-11 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, dies at 99