New York Giants in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 1952-10-02 Don Liddle beats Bob Lemon 7-4 as the New York Giants complete an unlikely Baseball World Series sweep of the powerful Cleveland Indians; Cleveland season record of 111-43 sets American League mark for regular season wins

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 New York Giants beat Cleveland Indians, 7-4 in Game 4 to sweep the Baseball World Series, 4-0; Indians trail 7-0 and never recover
  • 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 National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: New York Giants beat Chicago Bears, 47-7; Giants' 4th NFL title

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
  • 1958-12-28 Baltimore Colts win the 26th NFL championship game against the New York Giants
  • 1958-12-28 "The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game)
  • 1958-12-28 National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants, 23-17; first NFL playoff game to go into sudden death overtime
  • 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)

Sport awardNFL 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 Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas

Sport awardNFL 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 Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi

Sport awardNFL 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

NFL Legend Ray Nitschke
NFL Legend
Ray Nitschke
  • 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, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
  • 1969-08-11 Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
  • 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
  • 1979-06-14 NY Giants Willie McCovey 513th HR is an NL lefty record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Coach Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coach Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 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

Sport awardSuper Bowl

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

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-10-10 NY Giants retire Lawrence Taylor's #56

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • 2001-01-14 NFC Championship, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford: New York Giants beat Minnesota Vikings, 41-0

Sport awardSuper 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

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

Sport awardSuper 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

NFL Quarterback Eli Manning
NFL Quarterback
Eli Manning
  • 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

  • 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
  • 1970-10-22 Coleman Rudolph, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 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, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1971-11-21 Michael Strahan, 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, 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)
  • 1973-06-10 Brandon Sanders, safety (NY Giants)
  • 1973-11-21 Danny Kanell, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1973-12-10 Bernard Holsey, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1973-12-15 Mike Cherry, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1974-02-07 Ryan Phillips, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1974-02-09 Brad Maynard, punter (NY Giants)
  • 1974-03-17 Eric Lane, running back (NY Giants)
  • 1974-03-23 Scott Galyon, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 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
  • 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

Person of interestEli Manning

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

NFL Quarterback Eli Manning
NFL Quarterback
Eli Manning
  • 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

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Deaths in Sport