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Thread: Polo Grounds [IV] / Brush Stadium (1911-1963)

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    Benny Kauff, Giants OF. Caption said "circa 1915", but the uniforms say 1916.




    The uniforms for 1916 are below. Looks like the players in the photo above are wearing the uniform and cap seen on the left below, with the socks seen second from right:




    Interesting that they had "alternate jerseys" as well as alternate hats, in an era in which there was no commercial aspect (at least none of which I'm aware).
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    1939, Giant Zeke Bonura. Nice shot of the bat rack. Great view of the '39 patch in the larger size pic. Conlon.

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    What's the latest news on the restoration of the Brush stairway? Any pics of the renovation?
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    Don't think this was here before, but if so, here it is again. It is a great pic. 1933 WS, Game 1.

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    WOW Alpineinc, that's one of the best sets of photos I've ever seen on this site. The clarity and detail blows me away - thanks for posting them!

    I especially love the 1913 Giants team picture. Manager John McGraw is seated, 5th from the right. He's the only one in the picture looking right at the camera. Jim Thorpe is sitting immediately to McGraw's right, and Christy Mathewson is seated fourth from the left in the picture. Many of the players seem to be amused at something that's happened off-camera, in sharp contrast to the stoic, all-business expressions of McGraw and Mathewson.

    Thorpe joined the Giants that season, following his triumphs in the1912 Olympics. Although Thorpe was one of America's most popular athletes at the time, he played in only 19 games for the Giants that year, and saw limited action in his other five seasons with the Giants, Reds, Boston Braves between 1913 and 1919. Of course, at the same time, he was playing pro football for the Canton Bulldogs and other NFL teams, and later in his life, pro basketball.
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    What else is interesting about the '13 and '15 team photos is that they were taken by Charles Conlon, maybe the best early-20th century photographer ever, but the teams are focused on either another photographer, or something else going on as you said. McGraw, as you said, the only one looking at Conlon in the '13 photo, was likely very familiar with Mr. Conlon, being one of his more popular subjects going on 15 years (see the '02 player pic of McGraw in the PGIII thread).

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    9/25/55, Leo walks away from the Giants. Love the "PUT A Smile IN YOUR SMOKING" on the old Chesterfield ad, only there for a short time.

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    About Barney Doyle

    Hey Mygirljess,

    I was wondering if you could help me out. I think the man below Barney Doyle is my great great uncle. I was wondering if you knew anything about him or where he was from? If he is who I think he is, his name was Bernard Doyle and he was born in Ireland in 1890 and was from Sallynoggin in Co. Dublin. His parents would have been Kate and Christopher Doyle. Any information you have on him or about the event at the polo grounds would be much appreciated.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    Time Magazine, July 17, 1950.


    That morning, burly Barney Doyle went to early Mass, hurried through breakfast and left the house at 8:30—to get a good seat for the doubleheader between the Giants and the Dodgers. Doyle, 53, a ship's carpenter, was a faithful Giant fan; whenever he could, he went to watch his favorites. He took along a friend's son, freckled Otto Flaig, 13.

    From their seats in the upper grandstand of Manhattan's vast Polo Grounds, they faced home plate and, above it, rising over the top of the oval grandstand, a row of dingy apartment houses on Coogan's Bluff. In one of these houses, a young Negro, with a .45 pistol he had found in Central Park, was preparing for a celebration all by himself; he had saved his only bullet for July 4.

    In the stadium, Doyle, Flaig and 49,000 others sat watching as the Dodgers, at 20 minutes after noon, walked onto the bright green grass of the field.

    Up on Coogan's Bluff, 14-year-old Robert Peebles had climbed onto the roof of his dirty yellow apartment house, raised his .45 pistol and fired it, for the fun of it, into the air. His bullet looped swiftly over the Polo Grounds, sped toward Seat 3, Row C, Section 42. Just as Barney Doyle, his score card in hand, turned to speak to young Otto Flaig, the bullet smashed into Doyle's left temple, sank into his brain and stayed there. Doyle, suddenly bleeding, slumped forward.

    "What's the matter?" asked Otto, and got no answer: Doyle was already dead. After police carried off the body and helped Otto away, standees scrambled for the two vacant seats, and the game began.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdarcy View Post
    Hey Mygirljess,

    I was wondering if you could help me out. I think the man below Barney Doyle is my great great uncle. I was wondering if you knew anything about him or where he was from? If he is who I think he is, his name was Bernard Doyle and he was born in Ireland in 1890 and was from Sallynoggin in Co. Dublin. His parents would have been Kate and Christopher Doyle. Any information you have on him or about the event at the polo grounds would be much appreciated.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    Various articles have been posted in this mammoth thread about this incident, so if a repeat, I apologize, but the New York Times article may help. Some family info near the end.

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    Edit: Another very interesting item, a reply to a recent NYT article about the Brush Stairway adjoining the old PG area. Looks like County Dublin is a match. Do you have a relative David O'Connor in the UK? Mr. Doyle may very well be your great great uncle.

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