George Levy

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George Levy

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  • Born ca 1872 in USA
  • Died deceased

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Longtime PA announcer, megaphone and all, for the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

His last public appearance came on 29 September 1957, the last Giants game in New York before heading West to San Francisco. One of the octogenrians in the crowd, he was flanked by such Giants as Blanche McGraw, widow of the Giants' legendary manager John McGraw, showed up, as did former New York players Rube Marquard, George "Hooks" Wiltse, Moose McCormick, George "Kiddo" Davis, Rosy Ryan, Carl Hubbell, Red Murray, Hans Lobert, Willard Marshall, Sid Gordon, Prince Hal Schumacher, Billy Jurges, Monte Irvin, Buddy Kerr, and 86-year-old Jack Doyle, who had played for and managed the Giants in the 1890s. He was on hand to repeat his earlier practice from the pre-electronic era of announcing for the crowd of 11,606.

The megaphone he used at the Polo Grounds is at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.


"Today's players are "more efficient, colder now....[They] give you the impression they have a job to do, and they go in there and do it and get away as quickly as possible."

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