New York Giants in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 193 of 193

NFL Championship

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 swat Boston Bees, 8-1, in 1st night game at Polo Grounds, NYC

Sports History

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

  • 1941-06-06 MLB New York Giants use plastic batting helmets for 1st time
  • 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

Sports History

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)

NFL 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

  • 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
  • 1946-02-19 New York Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican Baseball League for a fee of $10,000
  • 1946-04-16 Mel Ott playing in right field for NY Giants hits his 511th and final MLB home run in 8-4 Opening Day win over Philadelphia Phillies
  • 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

Sports History

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

Sports History

1948-07-16 MLB manager merry-go-round: Philadelphia Phillies - Ben Chapman out / Eddie Sawyer in; NY Giants - Mel Ott out / Leo Durocher in; Brooklyn Dodgers - Durocher out / Burt Shotton in

  • 1948-07-26 Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as manager of New York Giants
  • 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
  • 1949-07-08 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson, 1st black players for New York Giants, 4-3 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
  • 1950-08-12 First international game by an NFL team, New York Giants beat CFL's Ottawa Roughriders, 20-6 at Ottawa's Lansdowne Stadium
  • 1950-10-01 New York Giants beat Cleveland Browns, 6-0 at Cleveland Stadium; sets Browns club record for fewest points scored by both teams; Browns go on to win NFL Championship
  • 1951-01-18 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
  • 1951-08-11 New York Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL), 38-6 in Ottawa
  • 1951-08-11 NY Giants lose 4-0 to Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds, NYC to go 13½ games behind Brooklyn Dodgers; go on to win NL pennant with 98-59-0 record
  • 1951-08-28 Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game winning 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
  • 1951-10-03 Shot Heard 'Round the World': Bobby Thomson hits 3-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers, bottom 9th inning, 1 out, to give New York Giants dramatic 5-4 playoff win and NL pennant at the Polo Grounds

Sports History

1951-10-10 Baseball World Series: two-time defending champion NY Yankees beat NY Giants, 4-3 at Yankee Stadium for 4-2 series victory; MVP: Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto

  • 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

Baseball Record

1954-05-02 MLB St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader against the New York Giants at Busch Stadium

  • 1954-09-22 Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st MLB game
  • 1954-10-02 Baseball World Series: New York Giants beat Cleveland, 7-4 at Cleveland Stadium to sweep Indians, 4-0; MVP: Giants outfielder Dusty Rhodes
  • 1954-10-02 Don Liddle beats Bob Lemon 7-4 as the New York Giants complete an unlikely World Series sweep of the powerful Cleveland Indians; Cleveland season record of 111-43 sets American League mark for regular season wins
  • 1956-01-27 NFL's New York Giants move their home from the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan to Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
  • 1956-05-12 Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
  • 1956-12-30 National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: New York Giants beat Chicago Bears, 47-7; Giants' 4th NFL title

Jackie Robinson Retires

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

  • 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 board of directors vote 8-1 to move their baseball franchise to San Francisco in 1958 [1]
  • 1957-09-29 NFL NY Giants play their last game at Polo Grounds, 9-1 loss to Pittsburgh

Baseball Record

1958-05-13 MLB San Francisco Giants teammates Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple, and combine for 10 RBI in a 16-9 win over the Dodgers at Los Angeles

Sports History

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

  • 1958-12-28 "The Greatest Game Ever Played": Baltimore Colts win the 26th NFL championship against the New York Giants 23-17 at Yankee Stadium, in the first ever sudden-death overtime game in NFL history. 17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game.
  • 1959-01-11 9th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 28-21; MVPs: Frank Gifford, NY Giants, HB; Doug Atkins, Chicago Bears, DE
  • 1959-12-27 National Football League Championship, Memorial Stadium, Baltimore: Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants, 31-16; Colts score 24 straight points in 4th quarter
  • 1960-08-15 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo)

NFL Pro Bowl

1961-01-15 11th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 35-31; MVPs: Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts, QB; Sam Huff, NY Giants, LB

NFL Championship

1961-12-31 National Football League Championship, City Stadium, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers shutout NY Giants 37-0; first of 5 NFL titles won in 7-season span by Packers and head coach, Vince Lombardi

NFL Championship

1962-12-30 National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants, 16-7; MVP: Ray Nitschke, Green Bay, LB

Sports History

1963-05-11 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his second career no-hitter; beats Juan Marichal and the SF Giants, 8-0

  • 1963-12-29 National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 14-10; Giants 3rd consecutive championship defeat; played in temperatures under 10 °F (−12 °C)
  • 1964-11-28 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from Auburn University first pick by New York Giants
  • 1966-11-27 In highest-scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
  • 1969-08-17 NY Jets beat NY Giants, 37-14 in their first meeting (pre-season)
  • 1970-11-01 First NFL regular season New York Giants-Jets game; Giants win 22-10 at Shea Stadium
  • 1975-08-24 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
  • 1976-10-10 Giant's Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey opens with the NY Giants going down 24–14 to the Dallas Cowboys in from of 76,042 fans
  • 1978-11-19 "The Miracle at the Meadowlands", Eagles Herman Edwards returns a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the rival New York Giants

Sports History

1979-06-14 NY Giants Willie McCovey 513th HR is an NL lefty record

Sports History

1982-12-15 Bill Parcells becomes 12th head coach of NY Giants

  • 1983-09-26 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks 56 yard field goal, a NY Giants record
  • 1983-11-20 NY Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing
  • 1986-02-02 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 28-24; MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB
  • 1987-01-11 NFC Championship, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford: New York Giants beat Washington Redskins, 17-0

Super Bowl

1987-01-25 Super Bowl XXI, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20; MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB

  • 1989-10-01 Dallas Cowboy defensive end, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle in a 30-13 defeat to the New York Giants at Texas Stadium
  • 1990-11-18 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
  • 1991-01-20 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers, 15-13
  • 1991-01-27 Super Bowl XXV, Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL: New York Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19; MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB
  • 1992-09-13 NY Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28
  • 1992-11-04 NY Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR
  • 1992-12-12 NY Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals
  • 1994-06-15 New York Giants cut Super Bowl XXI MVP quarterback Phil Simms after 15 years service with the NFL club
  • 2001-01-14 NFC Championship, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford: New York Giants beat Minnesota Vikings, 41-0

Super Bowl

2001-01-28 Super Bowl XXXV, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL: Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants, 34-7; MVP: Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB

  • 2008-01-20 NFC Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers, 23-20 (OT)

Super Bowl

2008-02-03 Super Bowl XLII, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 17-14; MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB

  • 2010-12-19 "Miracle at the New Meadowlands", Philadelphia Eagles trail New York Giants by 21 points with eight minutes to play, before scoring 4 touchdowns in final 7 minutes, including dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson
  • 2012-01-22 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers, 20-17 (OT)
  • 2012-02-05 Super Bowl XLVI, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 21-17; MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB
  • 2017-12-04 New York Giants fire head coach Ben McAdoo and manager Jerry Reese after a 2–10 start

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1961-03-05 Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1961-04-22 Jeff Hostetler, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Super Bowl)
  • 1961-10-22 Leonard Marshall, American football defensive end (Pro Bowl 1985, 86; Super Bowl 1986, 90; NY Giants), born in Franklin, Louisiana
  • 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)
  • 1962-08-05 William Roberts, American NFL guard, 1984-97 (NY Jets; New England Patriots; NY Giants), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1962-08-29 Carl Banks, American NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1963-06-21 Mike Sherrard, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Oakland, Califiornia
  • 1963-08-28 Reyna Thompson, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964-01-16 Mark Collins, American NFL cornerback and safety (Super Bowl 1986, 90; First-team All-Pro 1989; New York Giants), 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)
  • 1967-02-17 Robert Massey, American NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions) and coach, born in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • 1967-08-08 Howard Cross, American NFL tight end, 1989-2001 (NY Giants), and broadcaster, born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1967-12-09 Ray Agnew, NFL nose tackle, 1990-2000 (New England Patriots; New York Giants; St. Louis Rams), and executive (Los Angeles Rams; Detroit Lions), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 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
  • 1968-10-25 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
  • 1969-01-07 Erric Pegram, American NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 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, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Fort Gordon, Georgia
  • 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, American NFL halfback (NY Giants), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1970-02-25 Dave Brown, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1970-06-14 Willie Beamon, American former-NFL cornerback (New York Giants), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • 1970-10-05 Thomas Randolph, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1970-10-26 Jessie Armstead, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 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
  • 1971-05-25 Keith Hamilton, American NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1971-09-02 Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1971-09-15 Chad Bratzke, American NFL defensive end (NY Giants), born in Waukegan, Illinois

Michael StrahanMichael Strahan (51 years old)

1971-11-21 American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (7 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2007; NY Giants) and broadcaster (Fox NFL Sunday, co-host ABC's Good Morning America), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1971-12-12 Tito Wooten, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • 1972-01-10 Thomas Lewis, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1972-01-19 Tyrone Wheatley, American NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Inkster, Michigan
  • 1972-01-23 Gary Harrell, American football player (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972-02-03 Keith Elias, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • 1972-02-28 Scott Gragg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1972-03-11 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
  • 1972-03-13 Brian Saxton, NFL tight end (NY Giants), born in Whippany, New Jersey
  • 1972-07-14 Ben Talley, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 1972-08-25 Bryan Stoltenberg, corner (NY Giants)
  • 1972-10-09 Roman Oben, American football tackle (NY Giants), born in Cameroon
  • 1972-12-27 Charles Way, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
  • 1973-01-25 Rodney Young, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Grambling, Louisiana
  • 1973-06-04 Doug Colman, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1973-11-21 Danny Kanell, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1973-12-10 Bernard Holsey, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1974-02-07 Ryan Phillips, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1974-02-09 Brad Maynard, punter (NY Giants)
  • 1974-03-23 Scott Galyon, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1974-04-23 Sam Madison, American football cornerback (Super Bowl 2007 NY Giants; 4× Pro Bowl; First Team All-Pro 1999, 2000; Miami Dolphins), born in Thomasville, Georgia
  • 1974-04-30 Cedric Jones, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1974-05-20 Brandon Jessie, tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1974-10-19 Percy Ellsworth, safety (NY Giants)
  • 1974-11-05 Conrad Hamilton, American football cornerback (NY Giants), born in Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • 1975-01-23 Kevin Alexander, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1975-04-07 Tiki Barber, running back (NY Giants)
  • 1976-04-05 Ike Hilliard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1977-07-09 Ben McAdoo, American football coach (New York Giants, 2016-7), born in Homer City, Pennsylvania
  • 1977-07-11 Brandon Short, American football player (NY Giants, Carolina Panthers), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • 1978-03-14 Ron Dayne, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1999, University of Wisconsin; NY Giants), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1980-01-03 David Tyree, American NFL wide receiver and executive (Pro Bowl 2005; Super Bowl 2007; NY Giants), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1980-09-15 David Diehl, American football player (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois

Eli ManningEli Manning (42 years old)

1981-01-03 American NFL quarterback (MVP Super Bowls 2007, 11; Pro Bowl 2008, 11, 12, 15; NY Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1986-11-11 Victor Cruz, American football wide receiver (New York Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1989-01-01 Jason Pierre-Paul, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 2011-12; Super Bowl 2011, New York Giants), born in Deerfield Beach, Florida
  • 1992-11-05 Odell Beckham Jr., American NFL player (New York Giants), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1993-02-10 Sterling Shepard, American NFL player (New York Giants), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Weddings in Sport

Deaths in Sport