The New York Historical Society has an on-going series called Yankee Stadium Forever, bringing notable speakers to discuss specific parts of the old stadium’s history. Back in November, Pete Dawkins was on hand to discuss college football at the stadium. In the next installment, in February, Frank Gifford and others will talk about pro football at the stadium, including the 1958 NFL Championship Game.
Here are the details.
Yankee Stadium Forever: Pro Football
Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 pm
The Yankee Stadium Forever series continues with a lively talk about the famous 1958 NFL Championship Game between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts at Yankee Stadium. The game — commonly known as “The Greatest Game Ever Played” — was a watershed moment for professional football, boosting the sport’s profile and setting the stage for the modern NFL, the most popular sport in America.
Frank Gifford played in the 1958 NFL Championship as a member of the New York Giants and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is an Emmy Award-winning sportscaster who spent 27 years as a commentator for Monday Night Football. Dave Anderson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter and has been a sports columnist for The New York Times since 1971. Tony Morante is the New York Yankees Tour Director and historian. Bert Sugar, a former college football player, is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of more than 60 books on sports, including boxing, baseball, horse racing, and football.
Presented in collaboration with the New York Yankees.
Price: $24; N-YHS members: $12. Tickets for this program are sold through SmartTix. To purchase tickets, call SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or visit http://www.smarttix.com/.