Memorable moments and great players from baseball's past are recalled with this 1951-1954 New York Giants World Series ticket stub lot of (6). From the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" to "The Catch", these stubs bring to mind postseason heroes Willie Mays, Bobby Thompson and pinch-hitter extraordinaire "Dusty" Rhodes, along with the Cleveland Indians remarkable 111-win season and more.
(3) 1951 World Series Game 3 ticket stubs from the Polo Grounds. These stubs all present VG details on the obverses, while the reverses are coated with album paper residue. Giants pitcher Jim Hearn got the win over the Yankees Vic Raschi, while Sheldon Jones got the save, and home runs were hit by "Whitey" Lockman and Gene Woodling. The 1951 Giants made their first trip to the Fall Classic since 1937, thanks to Bobby Thomson's renowned "Shot Heard 'Round the World" home run in a special three-game playoff against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
(2) 1954 World Series Game 1 ticket stubs from the Polo Grounds. From the game that saw "The Catch" by Giants legend Willie Mays, these important stubs rate as (VG) with deference to minor tape stains on some of the corners. Highly regarded pinch hitter and nightlife aficionado "Dusty" Rhodes hit a walk-off homer, to cement the Giants victory in the series opener against the heavily favored Cleveland Indians, who famously won 111 games in 1954. The winning pitcher was Marv Grissom and the losing pitcher was Indians Hall of Famer Bob Lemon.
(1) 1954 World Series Game 2 ticket stub from the Polo Grounds (VG-EX). The most attractive stub of the lot, this sturdy ducat comes from a game that saw Rhodes deliver another run scoring pinch-hit, which he followed in a later at-bat with an insurance home run to give the Giants a 3-1 lead. The winning pitcher was Giants 21-game winner Johnny Antonelli and the losing pitcher was Early Wynn, another Indians Hall of Famer. The series moved to Cleveland after this game, where the Giants completed a sweep to give Leo Durocher his only World Series championship as a manager. In addition to Rhodes, the Indians Al Smith also homered in this game.