New York Baseball in 1951

The Dodgers, the Giants, the Yankees and the Telescope

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About the Book

This work covers one of the most controversial pennant races in baseball history. The Brooklyn Dodgers were leading the pennant race by 13 games in early August when the New York Giants installed a powerful telescope in one of their clubhouse windows and aimed it at the opposing catcher, some 500 feet away, enabling a Giants coach to steal the signs and signal them to the Giants bullpen, which would then flash them to the Giants batter. Thus at home games every Giants hitter knew what was coming, and Bobby Thomson was ready to hit the pennant-deciding home run. Was it an honest race or did the Giants cheat? Amazingly the facts behind this scheme remained secret for 50 years, until 2001.

About the Author(s)

Rudy Marzano started his career as a reporter on the Newark Evening News after graduating from Rutgers University. He retired from AT&T where he was a press relations manager, writer and editor. He lives in Point Pleasant at the Jersey shore.

Bibliographic Details

Rudy Marzano
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: 24 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4830-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0962-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

One: January      5

Two: February      22

Three: March      40

Four: April      62

Five: May      82

Six: June      94

Seven: July      106

Eight: August      129

Nine: September      152

Ten: October      175

Appendix: The Telescope Scheme      187

Chapter Notes      193

Bibliography      197

Index      199