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Title The Polo Grounds : essays and memories of New York City's historic ballpark, 1880/1963 / edited by Stew Thornley
Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2019]
©2019

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Description 1 online resource
Series McFarland historic ballparks ; 5
McFarland historic ballparks ; 5.
Contents The Polo Grounds : owners and landlords / Bill Lamb -- Early Polo Grounds : players who homered there / Alan Cohen -- Next stop; Cooperstown / Tom Edwards -- By the numbers : the five Polo Grounds ballparks / Ron Selter -- Polo Grounds seating, dimensions and design / John Pastier -- Black baseball at the Polo Grounds. Part I : Notable players, teams and performances / Tom Edwards ; Part II : The New York Cubans / Rory Costello -- The boys of the Polo Grounds : youth baseball, 1944/1958 / Alan Cohen -- White circled targets drawn in crayon : the untold story behind the tragic shooting of Bernard Doyle at the Polo Grounds -- Dan VanDeMortel -- Voice of the Giants : Russ Hodges / Stew Thornley -- When the circus came to town : the New York Mets at the Polo Grounds, 1962/1963 / Scott Ferkovich -- Memorable Games. Metropolitans 4, Nationals 2 : September 29, 1880 / Richard Hershberger ; New York Giants 2, St. Louis Browns 1 : October 16, 1888 / Bill Lamb ; New York Giants 1, Boston Beaneaters 0 (13 innings) : May 12, 1890 / Joel Rippel ; New York Giants 1, Chicago Cubs 1 : September 23, 1908 / Norm King ; New York Giants 1, New York Yankees 0 : October 13, 1921 / T.S. Flynn ; American League 9, National League 7 : July 10, 1934 / Stew Thornley ; Boston Braves 9, New York Giants 0 (forfeit) : September 26, 1942 / James Forr ; Brooklyn Dodgers 5, New York Yankees 1, New York Giants 0 : June 26, 1944 / Mike Huber and Rachel Hamelers ; New York Giants 5, Brooklyn Dodgers 4: October 3, 1951 / Scott Ferkovich ; New York Giants 5, Cleveland Indians 2 (10 innings) : September 29, 1954 / Gregory Wolf ; New York Mets 8, Philadelphia Phillies 6 : April 28, 1962 / Alan Cohen ; National League Latin Players 5, American League Latin Players 2 : October 12, 1963 / Rory Costello and Robert Dominguez -- Part II: Memories. The Polo Grounds / Arnold Hano -- The book and the batboy / David Butwin -- Dr. Fan / Dr. Seth C. "Dr. Fan" Hawkins -- Fred Stein / interview by Steve Treder -- Home address : Polo Grounds / Jerry Schwab -- Saving the Polo Grounds / Tom Edwards -- The Polo Grounds was my playground / Ed Logan -- The fans remember -- The players remember
Summary "This book offers descriptive text and photos which give a sense of the glory of this classic ballpark. Additionally, this book contains historic articles and memories submitted by more than 70 former players who played at the Polo Grounds"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 18, 2019)
Subject Polo Grounds (New York, N.Y.) -- History
New York Giants (Baseball team) -- History
New York Mets (Baseball team) -- History
SUBJECT New York Giants (Baseball team) fast
New York Mets (Baseball team) fast
Polo Grounds (New York, N.Y.) fast
Subject Baseball fields -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Baseball -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Essays.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- History.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Reference.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Baseball
Baseball fields
New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Thornley, Stew, author
ISBN 9781476633589
1476633584