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Sport: A Move to the Meadowlands

The New York Giants. For decades the very name was one for opponents in two sports to reckon with, a source of joy (and sometimes sorrow) to New York's...

Football: Winner Take All

Measured by the emotion it inspires among fans, no other U.S. sport quite compares with pro football. And no team compares with the National Football League's...

Sport: Pint-Sized Pro

The 61,084 keyed-up fans who elbowed their way into Yankee Stadium last week to watch the New York Giants play the Cleveland Browns to a 7-7 tie, were hardly the...

Sport: Winking In

For the visiting British players, the U.S. tour was a ruddy marvel. The five-week campaign carried them from the towers of Manhattan to the arch of the Golden...

Sport: Who Won, Dec. 18, 1950

¶ In Philadelphia, the New York Giants over the National Football League champion Philadelphia Eagles, 9-7, to force a playoff with the Cleveland Browns (who...

Sport: Scoreboard: Sep. 29, 1961

> The National Football League's first week was packed with surprises. The fledgling Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Bears, 37-13. The St. Louis Cardinals ran...

Sport: Defense in Baltimore

Never before in the 40-year history of the National Football League had two teams met for the championship amid such furor. To see their Colts play the New...

Sport: Scoreboard, Aug. 15, 1955

¶ The third-place New York Giants jettisoned one of their once-great pitchers. Sal ("The Barber") Maglie, who failed to complete a game since June. Minus his old...

Sport: Sudden Death

Baltimore's Colts trailed the New York Giants 17-14. Johnny Unitas, Baltimore quarterback, glanced quickly at the clock. In the next 2 min. 30 sec. he had to...

Religion: Words & Works

¶Alvin Dark, captain and shortstop of the world champion New York Giants, told a Sunday-school class at the Calvary Baptist Church, Yonkers. N.Y., that he plans...

Sport: Scoreboard, Aug. 29, 1955

¶ When they lost a twelve-inning game to the New York Giants, 14-9, the Pittsburgh Pirates achieved a dubious distinction: they became the first major league...

Sport: Scoreboard, Sep. 13, 1954

¶ At home in the Polo Grounds, the New York Giants teed off on Dodger pitching, took two games of a three-game series with their arch rivals, all but clinched...

Sport: The Cardinals, Their Pitchers

Out on the mound, the poker-faced Negro pitcher calmly munched on his toothpick and watched the New York Giants straggle up to the plate. Then Sam ("Toothpick")...

Sport: Who Won, Dec. 25, 1950

¶ In Cleveland, the Browns over the New York Giants, 8-3, to avenge two earlier defeats and to take the play-off game for the National Football League's American...

Sport: If You Can't Beat Him ...

Even after age thickened his hips and time tired his quick hands, the New York Giants never seemed to know what to do about Jack Roosevelt Robinson. Their...

Sport: Scoreboard, Jan. 14, 1957

¶ As an oakleaf cluster to his badge as SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Sportsman of the Year, Olympian Bobby Morrow won Texas sportswriters' vote as Southwesterner of...

The Press: Loose Lip

After calling in sportswriters to hear his blast against "blind" National League umpires, the New York Giants' hot-tempered Manager Leo ("The Lip") Durocher...

Sport: Baseball's Big Auction

The New York Giants badly needed a catcher to replace old Ernie ("Schnozz") Lombardi. Like every other player-hungry boss, the Giants' Horace Stoneham knew...

Music: Baseball in Cold Blood

Composer William Schuman, 42, is president of Manhattan's Juilliard School of Music. He is also an ardent baseball fan (New York Giants) and the unofficial coach...

Sport: The Packers' Title

All season long, the New York Giants had made their own breaks and cashed them into game-winning touchdowns. By finally squeezing past the Washington Redskins...