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1934 in a Box

                    Giants Checking In:  Joey Amalfitano, San Pedro, CA Jackie Brandt, Omaha, NE Chuck Hiller, Johnsburg, IL Willie Kirkland, Siluria, AL Ken MacKenzie, Gore Bay, Ontario, Canada Andre Rodgers, Nassau, Bahamas … Continue reading

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This Day in Giants History, February 27, 1962: Saran Wrap for Candlestick Park

An architect offers a proposal to encase Candlestick Park in a plastic screen “saran cloth” to shield it from the wind. Vice President Richard Nixon, at the first game at Candlestick Park, on April 12, 1960, called it “the finest ballpark … Continue reading

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How Many Good Giants Were Good Prospects?

Usually one sees this the other way around — how many good prospects became good players? It’s the foundation of any good prospect analysis, and indeed what we see is that higher-ranked prospects usually perform better in the majors than … Continue reading

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This Day in Giants History, February 20, 1895: John Montgomery Ward Hates the Reserve Clause

Recently retired New York Giants player/manager John Ward thinks that the open sale of players has gone too far. “I wouldn’t play in Kansas City under any circumstances,” he says, but a club could force anyone to play there or not play … Continue reading

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Training Above the Landis-Eastman Line

In 1943, baseball Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis, at the request of Joseph Eastman, head of the U.S. Office of Defense Transportation, asked all major-league teams to train in the chilly north. This Landis-Eastman line replaced the Mason-Dixon line for baseball … Continue reading

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