“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants - Troy, NY image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 25, 2008
1. San Francisco Giants - Troy, NY
Troy, N.Y.
Birthplace of the
San Francisco
When Troy resigned from the National League in 1882, most of its players went to the N.Y. Gothams, renamed The Giants in 1883 (because of the "very tall Troy players") and eventually moved to San Francisco in 1958.
Erected 1992 by Committee to Preserve Troy.
Location. 42° 45.69′ N, 73° 40.496′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker can be reached from Peter Guenette Lane. Click for map. There is a paved path winding its way across the Knickerbacker Park from the north end of Peter Guenette Lane at the parking lot for Troy's 1990 Knickerbacker Ice Arena, and ending at the parking lot behind the Lansingburg High School at the east end of 107th Street. The Marker is roughly near the middle of this paved walkway. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12182, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Troy, N.Y. Hall of Famers (here, next to this marker); Major General John Ellis Wool (approx. mile away); A Panoramic View of American History (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Troy's Baseball Heritage Monument image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 25, 2008
2. Troy's Baseball Heritage Monument
Monument is located in the Nickerbacker Park, in the Lansingburgh section of Troy, New York. This monument celebrates the history of professional baseball in Troy, New York, which was a member of the National League in the late 1800's. The San Francisco Giants plaque is mounted on the extream right in this view. Troy's Lansingburg High School is in the background.
“Uncle Sam” (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Henry Thomas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Warren Family Mortuary Chapel: 1861 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Third Street Burial Grounds, 1824 (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Henry Freeman (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Troy.
More about this marker. The marker was dedicated on June 6, 1992. Following the dedication ceremony, a team representing Troy, playing under the 1882 National League rules, defeated Worcester, Mass 2-0 to extend a winning streak against their former league rivals which dated back to September of 1882.
Also see . . .  When Troy Was A Major-League City. Although Troy's stint as a major-league city was brief, Troy is, to this day, an honorary member of the National League, and provided a significant contribution to the annals of major-league baseball. This article goe in depth about that history. (Submitted on April 26, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.) 
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