Tag Archives: Polo Grounds

The New Jersey Mets? It could’ve happened. Maybe

  Before Shea Stadium opened 51 years ago on April 17, 1964, the Mets played their first two seasons in the Polo Grounds. This we all know, because Shea Stadium wasn’t ready when the Mets joined the National League in 1962. What I didn’t know was that, as late as the summer of 1961, there was

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The Dodgers return to New York

Half a century ago, the Dodgers and Giants returned to New York for the first time as visitors. They came during the last days of May and the beginning of June to face the team that had replaced them in the National League — and had replaced the Giants at the Polo Grounds — the

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Linkage: Mets at the Polo Grounds

Didn’t get a chance to post anything today and won’t have a chance tomorrow, because I’ll be with the family at the Acela Club for Mom’s birthday. Here’s hoping for a rubber-game win. But in the meantime, check out this awesome color shot of the Mets at the Polo Grounds on Metsphotos.com. Gorgeous. And why

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Shades of Mays

There’s been a lot of talk about Fred Wilpon’s dual homage to the ballpark of his youth, the Dodgers’ Ebbets Field, and Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson in the design of Citi Field. Some Mets fans hate it; some Giants fans wonder where the love is. As a fan of history — particularly baseball’s —

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