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Ballparks: Polo Grounds I (May 1, 1883-October 13, 1888), Oakdale Park, Jersey City, NY (April 24-25, 1889), St. George Cricket Grounds, Staten Island (April 29-June 14, 1889), Polo Grounds II (July 8, 1889-September 13, 1890), Polo Grounds III (April 22, 1891-April 13, 1911), Hilltop Park (April 15-May 30, 1911), Polo Grounds IV (June 28, 1911-September 29, 1957)

The New York Giants began their franchise history as part of the National League in 1883. They were first known as the New York Gothams. In 1885 they changed thir name to the Giants. In 1958 they relocated to San Francisco. BR Team Page.

There was also a franchise in the 1890 Players League known as the New York Giants.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Frank DeFord: The Old Ball Game, Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, NY, 2005.
  • Dan Fost: Giants Past & Present, MVP Books, Osceola, WI, 2010.
  • Andrew Goldblatt: The Giants and the Dodgers: Four Cities, Two Teams, One Rivalry, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2003.
  • Roger Kahn: The Era, 1947-1957: When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World, Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2002 (originally published in 1993). ISBN 0803278055
  • Robert E. Murphy: After Many a Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age in New York Baseball, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2013. ISBN 978-0-8032-4573-0


  • Peter Filichia: Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebrations of All 273 Major League and Negro League Ballparks Past and Present, Addison Wesley Publishing Company (March 1993)

[edit] Related Sites

  • [1] Article on the 1947 New York Giants in The Hardball Times.
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