The 1933 New York Giants

Bill Terry’s Unexpected World Champions


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About the Book

 Bill Terry had some big shoes to fill in midseason 1932, when he took over managing the second division New York Giants for the iconic John McGraw. The next year, his first full season as player-manager, “Memphis Bill” guided the Polo Grounders to the pennant and a World Series victory over a strong Washington Senators team.
This is the complete story of how Terry reshaped the club he inherited, molding them into world champions at the height of the Great Depression. The author provides a game-by-game season narrative, with detailed depictions of each Fall Classic contest.
Biographical overviews of the Giants’ primary players and an analysis of the first All-Star Game are included.

About the Author(s)

Lou Hernández is the author of several baseball histories. He resides in South Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Lou Hernández
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 15 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6403-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2461-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1

Introduction 3

1. The Infield Led by “Memphis Bill” 7

2. The Outfield Headed by “Master Melvin” 38

3. The Pitching Staff Sustained by “The Meal Ticket” 53

4. The Bullpen Stabilized by “The Pride of Havana” 89

5. The Championship Season—First Half 115

6. “The Game of the Century” 137

7. The Championship Season—Second Half 144

8. The World Series: The Terryman versus the Croninites 172

Postscript 199

Appendix: New York Giants 1933 Team Statistics 201

Chapter Notes 211

Bibliography 219

Index 221