This Day in Giants History: April 29, 1889

The New York Giants play and win their first game at St. George Grounds on Staten Island, beating Washington, 4-2. Art Whitney and Ed Crane supply 9th-inning home runs. This picturesque park‚ home of the American Association’s New York Metropolitans in 1886 and 1887‚ houses the Giants and a production of the play “Nero.” The right fielder is obliged to play out on top of the stage platform‚ necessitating the use of rubber-soled shoes in wet weather.


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