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  • theAmazingMet
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    Originally posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957
    The other 2 polo grounds plaques were

    1)ROSS YOUNGS dedicated on 9-27-1928 this was the same day that the christy mathewson plaque was dedicated at the polo grounds
    2)JAMES J WALKER dedicated on 7-11-1948.
    Of course Ross Youngs would be commemorated. He is one of the few lucky players to actually have John McGraw find no faults in. Only two players pictures adorned McGraw's office Mattewson and Youngs. However his is a tragic story, otherwise he wouldn't have been commemorated with a plaque. He died of Brights disease in 1927 while mentoring a young Mel Ott while dying of the disease. The movie "Bang the Drum Slowly" was said to have taken inspiration from his story. While considered by many to be a borderline HOF player his story is an inspiration to us all. Of all the downfalls of the Giants moving west, losing the great history of the first Giants, the New York Giants is the most glaring.

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  • 85cards
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    Originally posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957
    The other 2 polo grounds plaques were

    1)ROSS YOUNGS dedicated on 9-27-1928 this was the same day that the christy mathewson plaque was dedicated at the polo grounds
    2)JAMES J WALKER dedicated on 7-11-1948.
    Thank you so much. Do you mind if I ask how you knew this? Just a tremendous Giant's fan or is there some ballpark book with really cool info I don't have yet?

    And if you want to list your real name I will forward it to him and he may include it in his paper.

    Thanks again!

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  • POLO GROUNDS 1957
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    Polo Grounds Plaques

    Originally posted by 85cards
    A fellow member of SABR has queried me concerning some research he is doing on the Polo Grounds.

    Apparently there were 7 memorial plaques in the Polo Grounds over the years. He is aware of 5 of them but needs to know the other 2.

    The 5 he knows of are:

    John McGraw NY Giant manager,
    Christy Mathewson NY Giant pitcher,
    Eddie Grant NY Giant good-field, no-hit infielder and the only
    major-leaguer to die in combat during WWI
    Al Blozis NY Football Giant tackle and killed during WWII - also
    was an All-American at Georgetown
    Jack Lummus NY Foorball Giant receiver and killed during WWII -
    awarded the Medal of Honor


    I must admit that I don't know and I am hoping someone here does. I will relay the info to him, giving you full credit.

    Any help is appreciated.
    The other 2 polo grounds plaques were

    1)ROSS YOUNGS dedicated on 9-27-1928 this was the same day that the christy mathewson plaque was dedicated at the polo grounds
    2)JAMES J WALKER dedicated on 7-11-1948.

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  • Dick Groat's syndrome
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    Try here: http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/index.htm

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  • 85cards
    started a topic Polo Grounds question

    Polo Grounds question

    A fellow member of SABR has queried me concerning some research he is doing on the Polo Grounds.

    Apparently there were 7 memorial plaques in the Polo Grounds over the years. He is aware of 5 of them but needs to know the other 2.

    The 5 he knows of are:

    John McGraw NY Giant manager,
    Christy Mathewson NY Giant pitcher,
    Eddie Grant NY Giant good-field, no-hit infielder and the only
    major-leaguer to die in combat during WWI
    Al Blozis NY Football Giant tackle and killed during WWII - also
    was an All-American at Georgetown
    Jack Lummus NY Foorball Giant receiver and killed during WWII -
    awarded the Medal of Honor


    I must admit that I don't know and I am hoping someone here does. I will relay the info to him, giving you full credit.

    Any help is appreciated.

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