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Y.A. Tittle Obituary Written by Larry

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/10/2017 8:20 am
FYI...
Y.A. Tittle Passes Away - ( New Window )
He was my fathers favorite player  
Dave on the UWS : 10/10/2017 9:08 am : link
My first Giants game was 64. My father wanted me to see him play. Thatís how I became a Giant fan. While reading that Iím thinking of him with tears in my eyes. RIP
nice piece Larry  
Victor in CT : 10/10/2017 9:22 am : link
my dad always told my brother and I stories about those late 50s early 60s teams
to keep us interested while the Giants were getting clobbered in the 70s. Brings back memories.
As a kif,  
Doomster : 10/10/2017 9:24 am : link
The Giants and Yankees were my
36 TD passes  
dune69 : 10/10/2017 9:33 am : link
was one hell of a feat in the day of two running back sets and defensive players getting away with far more than today's game. The game was based more on the run back then but Tittle found plenty of seams up the field. Great QB.

He (and family) had to deal with Alzheimer's in the final years of his life. He got knocked down a bunch but he always got back up even if he only had one good leg. He was a true Giant. He and Eli will always be special for giving Giants fans some championship years.
OOOps....  
Doomster : 10/10/2017 9:35 am : link
As a kid,

the Giants and Yankees were my teams growing up, even though I was in the middle of Red Sox Land.....

Both teams just won, year after year, and YA and der Mick & Roger, were my "heroes".....

After '64, both teams had their Dark Ages.....

But the memories of YA, and Mick & Roger, sustained me through those times...

I remember my white T-shirt with the "14" on front and the YA on the back, that I made with a magic marker.....wore it until it finally shredded from all the washings.....

Thank you YA, for all those memories....
Nice write-up  
jeff57 : 10/10/2017 9:45 am : link
Great photo too.
RE: He was my fathers favorite player  
Mike From Brielle : 10/10/2017 11:05 am : link
In comment 13640895 Dave on the UWS said:
Quote:
My first Giants game was 64. My father wanted me to see him play. Thatís how I became a Giant fan. While reading that Iím thinking of him with tears in my eyes. RIP


My Dad's too; RIP YA Tittle you earned it.
R.I.P.  
Carson53 : 10/10/2017 11:29 am : link
Yelberton Abraham Title. I was just a young tot watching
him play, he was one of the few I remember back then.
I recall more, the three championship games from '61-63.
Great guy  
floridafan : 10/10/2017 11:46 am : link
I did some work for him years ago.
He was very gratefull and Fedexed me an autographed pic.
Its the one where he is on his knees and bleeding from his scalp.
I remember fondly  
Sec 103 : 10/10/2017 12:01 pm : link
playing tackle football in Central Parks Sheep Meadow during the 60's trying to be YA... Great QB even though he was deemed to be "too old", one of my early childhood heroes. May he RIP.
Eli should do an alley oop pass in his honor  
gtt350 : 10/10/2017 12:47 pm : link
probably our best play
Nice Job Larry!  
clarkie02360 : 10/10/2017 1:11 pm : link
Well written obit that brought a flood of memories back. My father was a salesman who had season tix for his clients, but took me instead to most games starting in '62. YA was my favorite as he mesmerized slinging it all over the field. He'd fit right in, in today's game. RIP YA.
Good article, Larry  
Red Dog : 10/10/2017 1:33 pm : link
I have many fond memories of the Bald Eagle throwing the ball and winning games when I was still a school kid. This piece and that photo brought a flood of them back.
Thanks for the generous compliments.  
truebluelarry : 10/10/2017 2:10 pm : link
I never saw Tittle play in person, we was a little before my time. But I feel as though I was him play, because my Father used to talk about him and those teams all the time when he would take my sisters and I to Giants Stadium when we were young.

Tittle was a remarkable athlete and person. It is a testament to his stature that he was able to leave such an indelible impression on the Giants franchise and the City of New York over such a brief period time.
One of my favorite photos...  
truebluelarry : 10/10/2017 2:38 pm : link
in the mud at St. Louis, November 15, 1964.

nice  
Les in TO : 10/10/2017 2:45 pm : link
writeup. he was before my time and i had always assumed he was a giants lifer. RIP.
RE: Thanks for the generous compliments.  
Carson53 : 10/11/2017 12:00 pm : link
In comment 13641614 truebluelarry said:
Quote:
I never saw Tittle play in person, we was a little before my time. But I feel as though I was him play, because my Father used to talk about him and those teams all the time when he would take my sisters and I to Giants Stadium when we were young.

Tittle was a remarkable athlete and person. It is a testament to his stature that he was able to leave such an indelible impression on the Giants franchise and the City of New York over such a brief period time.
.

Good job man....Y.A. could sling it as they say today!
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