John J. McGraw Monument

NY Rte. 12, Truxton, NY

Granite monument to baseball legend John J. McGraw erected in 1938

Photo 

John J McGraw Monument

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1990

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Description 

A granite monument, with a bas-relief of John J. McGraw in his Giant uniform, is surmounted by an oversized baseball inscribed with an interlocking NL for National League.

Text on the statue reads, "In memory of John J. McGraw born in Truxton April 7, 1873 died Feb. 25, 1934 a great American one of baseball's immortals dynamic leader of the New York Giants for 30 years."

Text on the back notes that, "on August 8, 1938 the New York Giants played an exhibition game with the Truxton ball team in this village which made possible the erection of this memorial"

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • January 31, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody