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The Polo Grounds The Polo Grounds was the home stadium for baseball's New York Giants from 1883 to 1957. There were actually four stadiums that were called The Polo Grounds. This is the last and most famous. Its horseshoe shape created some odd dimensions. The foul lines ran for a mere 257 feet but the the distant center field bleachers were 505 feet away from home plate. This ballpark was where Willie Mays made his spectacular catch during the 1954 World Series and where Bobby Thomson hit baseball's most famous home run in 1951. Oh, yes: The first stadium was built for polo in 1876, but after the Giants acquired it for baseball in 1883, no polo matches were ever played there again.
Tags: Polo  Grounds  baseball 
Added: 27th June 2008
Views: 1590
Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2008-06-27 
Great Pic! Lava! Crazy dimensions for a baseball stadium. Reminds me of Ohio States Football stadium. Our hated rival Lol!
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2008-06-27 
They have the construction fence around Tiger Stadium now. What a bummer, Earnie Harwell has been with a group that wants to save the corner dugout to dugout. They need 15 Million. Fond memories there!
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