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Polo Grounds

 

First and Figures

Status: Demolished in 1964

Address: Site of Polo Grounds Apartments, West 159th Street and Harlem River Drive

Capacity: 16,000 (original) 54,555 (Final)

Cost to construct: $300,000

Architect: Osborn Engineering

Owner:

Former Naming: N/A

 

The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature: Overhanging left field deck, (by 21 feet), overly large Center Field. 

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

    Left Field:     279 (277)

    Left Center:    455 (451)

    Center Field:   483 (433)

    Right Center:   445 (449)

    Right Field:    258 (256)

 

Opening Day and Firsts

Opening Date:  April 22, 1891 (There were 4 versions of the Polo Grounds)

Opponent:  Boston Beaneaters

Results:  Boston 4 New York Giants 3

Attendance:  15,000

 

Hosted Events

World Series: 1905, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1933, 1937, 1951, 1954

All Star Games: 1934, 1942

 

 

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1951 World Series, 1954 World Series, All-Star Game, Bobby Thompson, Carl Hubbell, Polo Grounds, Polo Grounds I, Polo Grounds IV, Willie Mays

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