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

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  • Thursday, September 27, 1928, between games of a doubleheader with the Cubs, and Giants' manager John McGraw and NL President John Heydler participate in the dedication of a plaque to the late Ross Youngs, who died from Bright's Disease at 30 the year prior, with his widow and daughter. Christy Mathewson's PG plaque was dedicated the same day. Oddly, Youngs' widow, the former Dorothy Pienecke, who married Youngs in 1924, feuded with his mother and they were separated before his daughter was born in 1925, and reportedly never even met her. Another interesting note is that the Giants were willing to pay for the plaque, but fans insisted on donating towards it, eventually paying for the plaque in full.

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    NYT blurb about Youngs' (sic) plaque dedication

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    • Wednesday, September 30, 1936, Game 1 of the World Series, Giants vs Yankees at the rainy PG. New York would draw first blood, scoring 4 in the 8th in an otherwise close game to win it, 6-1, but the Yankees would shellac the locals in Game 2, 18-4, take two of three in the Bronx and return to Manhattan for another drubbing in Game 6, 13-5, to claim the 1936 crown. Note the NL 60th Anniversary display on the facade.

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      Tuesday, April 19, 1938, Opening Day, and managers Bill Terry and Casey Stengel help to hoist the US flag before the game. The Giants would celebrate with a decisive 13-1 victory over the Boston Bees, hitting a HR in each of the first 3 innings. Giants would finish the campaign in 3rd place, 5 games behind the upstart Cubs, and the Bees would finish in 5th, 12 games back.

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      • Home plate from the "Shot Heard Round The World" game could be yours. Heritage will be putting it up for auction in February, so start saving your shekels now if you've got a hankerin' to own it. Full background is at the link: https://sports.ha.com/itm/baseball/1951-polo-grounds-home-plate-used-in-shot-heard-round-the-world-game/p/50001-30001.s?ic4=GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515

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        - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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        • Great photo from yesterday's NYT Ed Kranepool article, with Casey in 1963.

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          https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/21/s...tionfront&_r=0
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          • Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
            Probably here before, but great 50's aerial from today's NY Times.

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            Nice article on 5 of NYC's classic ballparks: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/s...s&emc=rss&_r=0
            Does anyone know what was in the building protruding from the exterior of the PG on the first base line (in the top left of Alpininc's image)? Was it possibly additional team offices? I know the owner's office was above the centerfield clubhouse, but not sure if all of the team offices were in that location as well. Thanks.

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            • More great finds from Old-Time Baseball Photos on Twitter (https://twitter.com/OTBaseballPhoto/...53798316679169), rare photos of PG IV under construction in April 1911 (it opened May 9). There are photos floating around after the reopening in 1911 where that scaffolding/support can be seen (was finished later) but can't recall a photo during the initial construction, good stuff.

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              • Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
                Thursday, September 27, 1928, between games of a doubleheader with the Cubs, and Giants' manager John McGraw and NL President John Heydler participate in the dedication of a plaque to the late Ross Youngs, who died from Bright's Disease at 30 the year prior, with his widow and daughter. Christy Mathewson's PG plaque was dedicated the same day. Oddly, Youngs' widow, the former Dorothy Pienecke, who married Youngs in 1924, feuded with his mother and they were separated before his daughter was born in 1925, and reportedly never even met her. Another interesting note is that the Giants were willing to pay for the plaque, but fans insisted on donating towards it, eventually paying for the plaque in full.

                pg092728rossyoungsplaque.jpg


                NYT blurb about Youngs' (sic) plaque dedication

                pg92728rossyoungs.jpg

                Interesting that in both the smaller headline and the article the paper misspells Youngs last name.

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                • A unique view of the Polo Grounds and Shuttle tracks.
                  Yankee Stadium 1923-2008

                  Avid fan of the greatest Stadium ever built! Both in beauty and aesthetics throughout its long Glorious history.

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                  • Great Picture...Thanks for the post
                    Iko Iko

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                    • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
                      A unique view of the Polo Grounds and Shuttle tracks.
                      Great photo . The Shuttle stayed up for one year after the NY Giants left . It was only in use for about 40 years . The connecting 9th Avenue EL was up for around 60 or more years , coming down in 1940 .

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                      • Originally posted by mandrake View Post

                        Great photo . The Shuttle stayed up for one year after the NY Giants left . It was only in use for about 40 years . The connecting 9th Avenue EL was up for around 60 or more years , coming down in 1940 .
                        I find it even more fascinating that the Harlem River Drive(way) didn't even connect to the East River (FDR) Drive at this time... That Marginal Street looks pretty marginal... And the ad about parking here to hop on the subway? Well, you couldn't easily drive further downtown on the east side w/o navigating the local streets...
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                        • Originally posted by dstoffa View Post

                          I find it even more fascinating that the Harlem River Drive(way) didn't even connect to the East River (FDR) Drive at this time... That Marginal Street looks pretty marginal... And the ad about parking here to hop on the subway? Well, you couldn't easily drive further downtown on the east side w/o navigating the local streets...
                          True...I am pretty sure that Margina street is 8th Avenue, which is confusing. The EL went up 9th Avenue to 110th Street , turned on "suicide curve" , and then turned again on another 90 degree turn onto 8th Avenue, terminating at the Polo Grounds. Of all the EL's this was the one that really needed to go as some stations were actually 100 feet above the ground.

                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRT_Ninth_Avenue_Line

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                          • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                            Home plate from the "Shot Heard Round The World" game could be yours. Heritage will be putting it up for auction in February, so start saving your shekels now if you've got a hankerin' to own it.

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                            Heritage will now be offering this in their August 18-19 Summer Platinum Nights Sports Collectibles Catalogue Auction (link), so you've still got a chance.
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                            • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
                              A unique view of the Polo Grounds and Shuttle tracks.
                              BBF still the source of the good stuff, your great photo has Twitter abuzz, with Old Time Baseball Photos posting, and Keith Olbermann debating about it.

                              https://twitter.com/OTBaseballPhoto/...76654374260737

                              https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/s...17564244324354
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                              • Originally posted by kfeser View Post
                                Great Picture...Thanks for the post
                                Your Welcome.
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