(1890)

The Polo Grounds Stood Here

Manhattan: Harlem/
155th Street and 8th Avenue

The third and fourth baseball fields to be called the Polo Grounds stood here at the base of Coogan's Bluff. They were home to the New York Giants baseball team (and a temporary home for the Yankees, Mets, Jets, and the football Giants). In the years before the Giants left for San Francisco in 1957, Willie Mays made "the catch" here in the 1954 World Series and Bobby Thompson hit "the shot heard round the world" against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951. It was demolished in 1964, replaced by the Polo Grounds Towers public housing project.

Posted February 17, 2013 by gstavrou

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