From 1951 to 1957 the Manufacturers
Trust Company handed out a series of
Dodgers, Giants, Yankees "Schedule of
Home Games" featuring illustrated
artwork by renown Sporting News artist
Willard Mullin. The booklet style
pocket schedules featured advertisement
for the Manufacturers Trust Company,
and the Home schedules of the three New
York Teams. The Brooklyn Dodgers, New
York Giants, and the New York Yankees.
The 1953 schedule was printed with an
error, then a "CORRECTED" schedule was
printed up and issued in it's place.
The centerfold of the 1956 schedule
features the 3 New York teams
eyeballing the "1956" season, holding the
championship flags behind them. 1953
the Yankees won the Word Series, in
1954 the Giants, and 1955 the Dodgers.
Talk about your subway series, the
Yankees played the Dodgers, and Giants
5 times in 6 years between 1951 and
1956. New York hosted the World Series
16 out of 18 years Between 1947 and
1964. A great collectible documenting
an era when New York owned baseball.
After the 1957 season both the Brooklyn
Dodgers, and The New York Giants,
headed west and moved to California.
illustrations are featured on the cover
and throughout the booklet. Willard
Mullin who has a large following, created the infamous
'Brooklyn Bum' character which became
synonymous with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Mullin is generally regarded as the
'Dean of Sports Cartooning.
Note: There are two 1953 Schedules, one reads
"CORRECTED" at the top. The original 1953 schedule was
printed well before the start of the
season, so they can be distributed to
fans for ticket sales. On March 18th,
1953, the National League owners voted
8-0 to allow the Boston Braves to move
to Milwaukee. Talk about cutting it
close the season was to start on April 14. A quick change was made
to the National League schedules,
swapping Boston with Pittsburgh, and
Pittsburgh with Milwaukee. This also
made it easier for teams to travel. All the
National League schedules needed to be
up-dated. The Boston Braves drew only
281,000 fans in 1952. In 1953 after
their move to Milwaukee they led the
Major Leagues in attendance with