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    PG Bowling.jpg



    Bowling at the Polo Grounds? Yogi Berra and Gil Hodges.... in their baseball uniforms for crying out loud!!

    But... is this really the PG? The stands don't look right, the dugout appears to be very near first base, when I think it should be further towards home plate, but the outfiled bullpen roof is unmistakeable!
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    Last edited by StanTheMan; 02-24-2007, 01:18 PM.
    "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
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    Bowling at the Polo Grounds? Yogi Berra and Gil Hodges.... in their baseball uniforms for crying out loud!!

    But... is this really the PG? The stands don't look right, the dugout appears to be very near first base, when I think it should be further towards home plate, but the outfiled bullpen roof is unmistakeable!
    By looking at these photos to me it does not look like the polo grounds.
    LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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    • #3
      I am about 99% sure that isn't the Polo Grounds. The roof for a possible bullpen is in the wrong spot. And the wall has no curve to it. There's also a fence infront of said roof.

      It looks like Gil is wearing a home jersey but that probably isn't Grifith either.

      I do a little book-worming and get back to this. This is definately intriguing.

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      • #4
        Hodges became Senators manager during the 1963 season which was the last season for the Polo Grounds. Hodges owned a bowling alley so he would have a good reason for taking part. Very doubtful it is the Polo Grounds.

        Brownie31

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        • #5
          RFK Stadium

          The bowling took place in RFK Stadium. Gil Hodges is in his home uniform. Here is a pic of the left field wall of RFK. The same little shed is in both pics

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bobw357
            The bowling took place in RFK Stadium. Gil Hodges is in his home uniform. Here is a pic of the left field wall of RFK. The same little shed is in both pics

            Thanks for the info. Yogi Berra was Yankee manager in 1964 and in 1965 was in the NL with the Mets. Thus the picture must date from 1964!

            Brownie31

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            • #7
              I was going to suggest RFK. Did anyone see Soriano's upper deck blast to near dead center this past season? Had the deck not been there it probably would have been a pretty good tape measure shot.

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              • #8
                NOT the Polo Grounds

                Well done everyone.

                Here is the original website where I found the Bowling Photo.... They claim it as the PG, but of course, we are smarter!!!



                http://www.levittownbowling.com/photobbplayers.htm

                Which then brings up another question.... I thought the bullpens at the PG were the only IN PLAY fair territory bullpens in all of baseball? Perhaps not?
                "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                • #9
                  It cant be.......it's probably DC(RFK). When did Hodges sstart managing the Sens??.........The latest it could be is 1964 as Yogi was still a Yankee (MGR). Hodges is in his home uniform.....if that means anything.
                  Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
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                  Bowling at the Polo Grounds? Yogi Berra and Gil Hodges.... in their baseball uniforms for crying out loud!!

                  But... is this really the PG? The stands don't look right, the dugout appears to be very near first base, when I think it should be further towards home plate, but the outfiled bullpen roof is unmistakeable!

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                  • #10
                    Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium / District Of Columbia Stadium

                    Does anyone know when there planning to demolish RFK stadium after the Nationals move into thier new park??? C60

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                    • #11
                      Unless/Until the D.C. United soccer team gets a stadium of its own, it will continue to host United soccer games.

                      There's been talk of the United getting a soccer-only stadium, but right now it's just been speculation--no funding.

                      I've heard long-shot rumors the Redskins want to return to DC proper, and could use the RFK site for a new stadium, but given that FedEx Field is only 10 years old, I doubt that is going to happen for a while. (Then again, the Miami Heat abandoned the Miami Arena--which was built for them--after only 11 years, so anything's possible.)

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                      • #12
                        Yeah but the Miami Arena isn't a 91,704 seat stadium is it. Big corporate difference there I think.

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                        • #13
                          True, and I doubt Fed Ex Field is going anywhere anytime soon.

                          But I have heard Redskins fans hate the place with a passion.

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                          • #14
                            yea but football has a long history of ****** stadiums that the fans are forced to put up with. meadowlands anyone?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by placount View Post
                              yea but football has a long history of ****** stadiums that the fans are forced to put up with. meadowlands anyone?
                              Can't wait to see the plans for the new stadium. Interestingly, they already blocked off the area where the new stadium will be built, but they haven't shown the public any of the plans.

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