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  • Jeez........you could play a whole game in foul territory.

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    • Originally posted by Paul W View Post
      not behind, but lavatory along side.

      odd that the 'stick also had the long walk across the field to the clubhouses also for most of the time they shivered there...
      What is this stick you talk about?

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      • c-c-c-candlestick...
        the turd in the punchbowl
        reality really sucks.
        enjoy the game more...

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        • Originally posted by Paul W View Post
          c-c-c-candlestick...

          Gotcha............Thanks.

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          • Thanks, SHOELESSJOE3. A smart vendor stationed himself between the clubhouse stairways--neat!

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            • Originally posted by JCCC View Post
              Jeez........you could play a whole game in foul territory.
              Looks just like Oakland...

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              • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                Displayed on front page NY Times. Some changes made for the 1923 season. Center field now 50 feet deeper, from 433 to 483 feet.
                Well, thank god for that. Wouldn't want anyone to hit any cheap home runs to center field.

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                • Originally posted by davewashere View Post
                  Well, thank god for that. Wouldn't want anyone to hit any cheap home runs to center field.
                  Somewhere, Vic Wertz's relatives cringe.
                  http://www.virtualfenway.com

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                  • Originally posted by Sean O View Post
                    Somewhere, Vic Wertz's relatives cringe.
                    :applaud: ...

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                    • Originally posted by Sean O View Post
                      Somewhere, Vic Wertz's relatives cringe.
                      That Mays catch wrecked a great day for Vic Wertz
                      Vic went 4 for 5 and the best ball he hit was an out.
                      Also Vic may have hit for the cycle, don't know if thats ever been done in the World Series.

                      1rst inning----triple
                      2nd-----------single
                      6th-----------single
                      8th----------"Say Hey."
                      10th---------double

                      Not sure if ball hit over Willie's head would be an inside the park, would have stopped at the wall. A bit more to center and the ball goes into that open gap in center, homer for sure.

                      No cycle...........and no 5 for 5 day.
                      Dusty hits one about 260-270 and wins the game.

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                      • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                        May have been short down the lines but gets deep fast...........and as we know, dead center forget it.

                        First pic, Giants Don Mueller leaps, robs Dodger Carl Furillo of extra bases.

                        Second, Giant Dusty Rhodes fails to catch Cleveland's Early Wynn drive, double 1954 WS.
                        Giants' Don Mueller !!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        That is where the MANDRAKE came from that I proudly use.

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                        • Old time football and baseball at the Polo Grounds:

                          http://www.corbismotion.com/wicker/s...iants+football

                          http://www.efootage.com/stock-footag...tingcompetitor

                          http://www.efootage.com/stock-footag...tingcompetitor
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                          Last edited by Lpeters199; 12-04-2009, 10:27 PM.

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                          • What a sight she was at night!
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                            • Originally posted by Lpeters199 View Post
                              What a sight she was at night!
                              Does anyone have or know of a REALLY REALLY good picture of the old facade/frieze before it was taken down in '23. I like it better than the old Yankee stadium frieze

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                              • Originally posted by orioles667083 View Post
                                Does anyone have or know of a REALLY REALLY good picture of the old facade/frieze before it was taken down in '23. I like it better than the old Yankee stadium frieze
                                Here's a couple good ones.




                                The facade of the upper deck was just as visually appealing as the frieze up top.



                                The Library Of Congress' photostream on Flickr has many shots of the Polo Grounds and its frieze/facade, albeit behind shots of ballplayers.

                                http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=polo...=8623220%40N02

                                Showcasing the finest photography to illuminate the lesser known stories from classic baseball.
                                Now over 2000 followers, including Howie Rose, Keith Olbermann, NYT baseball writer Tyler Kepner

                                https://twitter.com/behindthebagbtb

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