Polo Grounds

Location
New York, NY
First Game
1891
Last Game
1963
Demolished
1964

Today
The site is now occupied by the Polo Grounds Towers, a high-rise public housing complex.


Classic Moments from the Past

1908 September 23: The infamous "Merkle Boner" base running gaffe changes a Giants win to a tie versus the Cubs. The game will be replayed if it has a bearing on the pennant race. 
1908 October 8: Mordecai Brown and the Cubs beat the Giants in a one game playoff 4-2 to give the Cubs the National League championship. This game stemmed from the "Merkle Boner" 2 weeks earlier
1920 August 16: The only on-field fatality in baseball history happens here when Carl Mays' pitch beans Ray Chapman in the head.
1934 July 10: Site where Carl Hubbell fanned Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Simmons and Cronin in succession in the All Star Game.
1940 May 24: First night game here sees the Giants beat the Braves 8-1.
1945 August 1: Mel Ott smashes his 500th homer.
1951 October 3: Bobby Thomson's infamous "Shot heard 'round the world" gives the Giants the National League pennant.
1954 September 29: Willie Mays makes the most memorable catch in World Series history. With his back to home plate, he makes an over the shoulder catch in center on a drive by the Indians Vic Wertz. The catch prevented two runners from scoring, instead none scored.
1963 September 18: The curtain closes on the historic park in front of only 1,752 fans. The Phillies beat the Mets 5-1. The Mets Jim Hickman hits the parks last home run.
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