The last time the Giants won the World Series…

…was in 1954.

Polo Grounds: A time when the beard feared the ballpark.

They played they’re home games at the Polo Grounds as the New York Giants.

It was the only World Series from 1949-1958 not to feature the New York Yankees.

The Yanks had already won 15 Championships.

The team they beat, the Cleveland Indians, has not won a championship since 1948, the second longest active drought (behind the Cubbies of course).

A man by the name of Ted Kluszewski led the league with 49 home runs for the Cincinnati Reds.

The President was Dwight Eisenhower, and the Vice President was Richard ‘Wake up in the morning feelin’ like P. Ditty” Nixon.

Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio.

The first issue of Sports Illustrated was published.

The Miss America Pageant was broadcast on TV for the first time.

From Here to Eternity won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

The first Burger King opened in Miami, Florida.

What did I miss? Maybe the introduction of President Eisenhower’s “Domino Effect” theory? Who knows!? Shout out in the comments or on Twitter @SayKNOWtoTwitter.

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