Thursday, May 1, 2008

Giants 125 Years -- May 1, 2008

On 01-May-1883, the new New York baseball club (not yet called the Giants) played its first National League game, defeating the new Phillies club 7-5 at the original Polo Grounds on 110th Street in Manhattan. General and former President Ulysses S Grant attended the game. I have not seen this mentioned on the Giants' website.

The photo shows John Montgomery Ward -- pitcher, position player, manager, lawyer, labor organizer, team owner -- who played for the 1883 Giants.

My red shirt was in the wash, so I couldn't wear it today.

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