Today we examine the year 1958 and what it was like in Baltimore and New York around the historic Dec. 28, 1958, game between the Colts and Giants. As the 50th anniversary approaches, we'll look at the game through the eyes of those who played in it and those who watched it at Yankee Stadium.
In addition to The Baltimore Sun's coverage the next week, there will be events in Baltimore commemorating the game:
The Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards is opening an exhibit honoring Baltimore's first football champions, the 1958 Baltimore Colts, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of "The Greatest Game Ever Played." The exhibit will run through June 30.
Admission: The museum will offer a special rate of $5.80 through Jan. 4.
The Baltimore Football Club, in conjunction with the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins and the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, will host "Grazing with the Greats of '58 - 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1958 NFL Championship" at the Geppi Entertainment Club Level at M&T; Bank Stadium from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Scheduled to appear are NFL Hall of Famers Lenny Moore, Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Sam Huff and Don Maynard.
Tickets: $150 and can be ordered at the event Web site: www.bcf.org/colts