1954 Giants ONL Baseball Signed By (28) with Willie Mays, Monte Irvin, Hoyt Wilhelm, Wes Westrum (Beckett)

1954 World Series Champs

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Rawlings Official National League baseball. Hand-signed by (28) members of the 1954 New York Giants baseball team. Signers Willie Mays, Monte Irvin, Dusty Rhodes, Wes Westrum, Marv Grissom, Bill Taylor, Larry Jansen, Don Mueller, Bobby Hofman, Alex Konikowski, Jim Hearn, Johnny Antonelli, Al Corwin, Windy McCall, Hank Thompson, Sal Maglie, Ray Katt, Foster Castleman, Joey Amalfitano, Ruben Gomez, Paul Giel, Don Liddle, Whitey Lockman, Al Worthington, Dave Williams and Al Dark. Please note, the signatures of Willie Mays and Hoyt Wilhelm have been deemed clubhouse versions. The signature of Leo Durocher is a stamped version.

The 1954 New York Giants baseball team was a historic and memorable team that played in Major League Baseball (MLB). Led by manager Leo Durocher, the Giants had a remarkable season and achieved one of the most famous comebacks in baseball history. Here are some key highlights and information about the team:

Team Performance: The 1954 New York Giants finished the regular season with a record of 97 wins and 57 losses, clinching the National League pennant. They were known for their strong pitching and solid lineup of hitters.

"The Miracle of Coogan's Bluff": The Giants' most significant achievement that season was their remarkable comeback in the National League standings. On August 11, 1954, the Giants trailed the Brooklyn Dodgers by 13.5 games in the pennant race. However, the team went on a remarkable run, winning 37 of their next 44 games, to catch up with the Dodgers and force a three-game playoff for the National League pennant.

Three-Game Playoff: The Giants faced the Brooklyn Dodgers in a three-game playoff to determine the National League champion. The playoff series was held at the Polo Grounds in New York.

Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World": The most famous moment in the 1954 season came in the final game of the playoff, known as "The Shot Heard 'Round the World." On October 3, 1954, in the bottom of the ninth inning of the decisive third game, with the Giants trailing 4-2, Bobby Thomson hit a three-run home run off Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca to give the Giants a dramatic 5-4 victory and the National League pennant. This moment is one of the most iconic in baseball history and remains etched in the memories of fans as one of the greatest moments in sports.

World Series: After winning the National League pennant, the New York Giants advanced to the 1954 World Series to face the Cleveland Indians. In the World Series, the Giants showcased their talent and swept the Indians in four games to win the World Series championship. It was the franchise's last World Series title while in New York before they moved to San Francisco in 1958.

The 1954 New York Giants are celebrated for their extraordinary comeback and Bobby Thomson's legendary home run, solidifying their place in baseball history. The team's accomplishments are still fondly remembered by baseball fans and enthusiasts to this day.

The autograph includes an official Beckett Authentication Services hologram and matching LOA for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: Beckett LOA

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