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The Early Polo Grounds, New York (Images of Baseball)

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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...
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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738562872
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Series: Images of Sports Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 974,256
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Chris Epting is the author of 14 books, including Huntington Beach in the Images of America series, Huntington Beach in the Then & Now series, and Roadside Baseball. Arnold Hano, author of A Day in the Bleachers, generously contributed the foreword.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

1 The Early Polo Grounds 11

2 The Giants at the Polo Grounds 41

3 The Visitors (and the Yankees) at the Polo Grounds 59

4 The Fans and Personalities at the Polo Grounds 87

5 Football and Other Events at the Polo Grounds 101

6 Neighboring Ballparks of the Polo Grounds 109

7 The Site of the Polo Grounds Today 119

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