The New York Giants beat the Philadelphia Athletics 4 games to 1 to win the 1905 Major League Baseball World Series. This second World Series featured pitching legends Christy Mathewson who won games 1, 3, and 5 for the Giants, and Charles Albert “Chief” Bender who won game 2 for the Athletics.
Panoramic photo in two sections taken during the 1905 World Series between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Athletics. Taken from the corner of Eighth Avenue and East 155th Street. Looking toward Coogan’s Bluff. (Michael T. “Nuf Ced” McGreevy Collection, Boston Public Library)
The Brooklyn Public Library on November 30, 2022, will celebrate its 125th anniversary. It was in 1896, two years before Brooklyn became a part of the City of New York, that the Brooklyn Common Council passed a resolution to establish the library system. As part of the library’s efforts to commemorate the occasion, the Brooklyn Public Library released a list…read more
The silver medal won by German athlete Luz Long in the long jump at the 1936 Munich Olympics fetched $488,435 at auction on October 16, 2022, a record for an Olympic silver medal sold at public auction. In all, 20 bids were made for the medal, which had attracted a significant amount of worldwide media attention. Many other pieces of…read more
“You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.” — Jim Bouton (1939 – 2019) It was sad news to learn of the passing of Jim Bouton yesterday, one of the most fascinating and notorious sports figures in U.S. baseball history….read more
Madison Square Garden is New York’s premier indoor arena and venue. It is the home of the the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Liberty (WNBA), and the New York Rangers (NHL) sports franchises. It is the main venue for the Men’s Big East Basketball Conference Tournament, the National Invitational Tournament Final and many other sporting and boxing events….read more
German athlete Luz Long is quite possibly the ultimate Silver Medalist. He is the athlete who finished second to American Jesse Owens in the long jump competition at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, but more than that, he made sports history with a gesture that stunned many who witnessed it. After their competition, Long, a white man, enthusiastically embraced Owens, a black…read more