9780738562872

The Early Polo Grounds

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738562872

  • ISBN10:

    0738562874

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-30
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

The Polo Grounds is one of baseball's most sacred ballparks. Built below Coogan's Bluff in 1891, the bathtub-shaped stadium played host to iconic baseball moments, including Willie Mays's famous catch in the 1954 World Series and Bobby Thomson's "shot heard 'round the world." The era before those moments holds a history all its own, when the New York Giants, Yankees, and the football Giants shared the park. The dawn of the 20th century through the 1920s is a rarely seen chapter in Polo Grounds history, and it is presented here for the first time in all of its photographic glory.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
The Early Polo Groundsp. 11
The Giants at the Polo Groundsp. 41
The Visitors (and the Yankees) at the Polo Groundsp. 59
The Fans and Personalities at the Polo Groundsp. 87
Football and Other Events at the Polo Groundsp. 101
Neighboring Ballparks of the Polo Groundsp. 109
The Site of the Polo Grounds Todayp. 119
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