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

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

by Chris Epting
     
 

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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,

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738562872
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Series:
Images of Sports Series
Pages:
127
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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