1951 New York Giants (MLB) season

1951 New York Giants (MLB) season

MLB yearly infobox-pre1969 alt
name = New York Giants
season = 1951
misc = National League Champions

current league = National League
y1 = 1883
Uniform
ballpark = Polo Grounds
y4 = 1911
city = New York, New York
y5 = 1883
owners = Horace Stoneham
general manager =Chub Feeney
managers = Leo Durocher
television = WPIX
(Russ Hodges, Ernie Harwell)
radio = WMCA
(Russ Hodges, Ernie Harwell)|

The 1951 New York Giants season saw the Giants finish first in the National League with a record of 98 wins and 59 losses. At the end of the season, they were tied with their arch-rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers for first place in the League, prompting a three-game playoff for the pennant. In the third game, Bobby Thomson hit a stunning walk-off home run to clinch the pennant for the Giants, a moment immortalized as the Shot Heard 'Round the World (discussed in more detail below). The Giants, however, lost the 1951 World Series to the New York Yankees in six games.

Giants center fielder Willie Mays won the 1951 National League Rookie of the Year Award. Fellow outfielder Monte Irvin led the league in RBI with 121.

Offseason

Regular season

*Willie Mays made his major league baseball debut on May 25, 1951 in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mayswi01.shtml]

Opening Day Starters

eason standings

Roster

Other batters

Relief pitchers

Game 3

October 6, 1951 at the Polo Grounds in, New York, New York

Game 6

October 10, 1951 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Award Winners

References

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYG/1951.shtml 1951 New York Giants team page at Baseball Reference]
* [http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1951&t=NYG 1951 New York Giants team page at Baseball Almanac]


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