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  • Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
    But..... the amount of field lost in the photo above seems extreme to me, even by "old park" stadards.

    Did old Comiskey and Tiger Stadium have a smiliar amount of obstructed views of the outfiled? Or did the PG's crazy outfield grandstand shape account for more?
    If you were sitting in the upper deck you would lose the play below and would have to find out what happened by the crowd noise.
    LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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    • Originally posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957 View Post
      If you were sitting in the upper deck you would lose the play below and would have to find out what happened by the crowd noise.

      Yeah..... we all understand that....

      But, since you often speak of going to Comiskey Park and Tiger Stadium... my question again is did these parks cause upper deck fans to have obstructed views MORE or LESS than what the above PG photo shows?

      If you don't know, or don't remember, that's fine as well.
      "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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        Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
        Yeah..... we all understand that....

        But, since you often speak of going to Comiskey Park and Tiger Stadium... my question again is did these parks cause upper deck fans to have obstructed views MORE or LESS than what the above PG photo shows?

        If you don't know, or don't remember, that's fine as well.
        It is hard to tell in that small photo of the polo grounds that you posted.at comiskey park and tiger stadium if you were in the outfield you would lose the view of the outfielder below.i have seen and studied alot of photos over the years of the polo grounds since i was only 3 when she was torn down.the polo grounds even since i love that ballpark so much its a fact that it was not a perfect ballpark just like the other classic stadiums of that era.there were alot of posts in the outfield that obstructed the views of some of the fans.take a look at photos you can see for yourself.all of the classic stadiums from that era including ebbets field was not perfect.i have talked to alot of fans over the years that saw games at the polo grounds ebbets field and the other stadiums.the better part of the people who i talked to told me that going to the polo grounds for baseball was a great.and i have even heard that from brooklyn fans also. i have also talked to alot of former players over the years.if i could today go down to the polo grounds for baseball i would even buy season tickets in the outfield upper deck even if the view from below was obstructed. i even liked going to comiskey park and sitting out in the outfield corners there.those seats at comiskey park were the worst in the ballpark because of all the posts but i did not mind one bit sitting there.
        LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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        • Comiskey Park

          Here is a litho of old comiskey park from a 1990 program showing the outfield upper deck view in right field.i have photos but they are not scanned. as you can see you lose the outfielder below but you can still see the rest of the field in the outfield. that was the same for tiger stadium, polo grounds and the rest of the classic stadiums from that era.
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          LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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          • 4-21-1963

            Here is a photo from 4-21-1963. the Milwaukee Braves are playing the new york mets in a doubleheader at the polo grounds.he is a great photo showing the view from out in right field in the upper deck. i also have both of these games complete on audio tape.
            i would love to have had these seats any day.
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            LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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            • 4-13-1962

              Here is a photo from the new york mets first home game at the polo grounds on 4-13-1962, the pittsburgh pirates are playing the mets. pittsburgh also played the giants in there last game at the polo grounds in 1957.
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              LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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              • 1957

                Here in this photo you are sitting in the left field bleachers at the polo grounds.you can see the left field batters background in the photo and you can also see the HAVE A KNICK sign behind homeplate.Knick was Knickerbocker Beer who was a sponsor at that time for the new york giants.
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                LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                • The guy with the binoculars is looking nowhere NEAR the action. Must be scoping the 1st base grandstand for chicks. :hyper:
                  "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                  • 4-21-963

                    Here is the polo grounds in a Doubleheader with the Milwaukee Braves playing the New York Mets on 4-21-1963.i have both of these games complete on audio tape.
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                    LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                    • 1963 Mets

                      Here is a nice photo from the 1963 season showing the ads on the polo grounds wall. they are playing the cincinnati reds. you can also see the bullpen out in the outfield. checkout the listerine ad on the awning.
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                      LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                      • 10-24-1963

                        Here is a photo of the polo grounds taken over 1 month after the mets last game there. the date of the photo is 10-24-1963
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                        LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                        • 1954

                          Here is a photo from 1954 that shows the polo grounds and the bridge that went across the harlem river. i bought these negatives a few years ago on ebay.
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                          LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                          • 1963

                            This photo from May of 1963 show the giants before there game against the mets.
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                            LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                            • May 1963

                              Here is another great photo from may of 1963 showing the giants taking batting practice before there game with the mets. you can see in the photo all of the ads on the polo grounds outfield walls.
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                              LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                              • 1988 Hall Of Fame

                                You are looking at me at the baseball hall of fame in 1988. i am sitting in Mrs John McGraws polo grounds seat and you can also see the polo grounds turnstyle in the photo. they also had some other polo grounds items on display. i also saw and touched the ebbets field and shibe park cornerstones.i was like a kid in a candy store that day that this photo was taken.
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                                LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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