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Polo Grounds

 
 
Polo Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, November 21, 2005
1. Polo Grounds Marker
Inscription.  Approximate location of home plate.

Home of the New York Giants National Baseball League 1890–1957.

World Champions 1904 • 1905 • 1921 • 1922 • 1933 • 1954.

The Giants shared this field with the New York Yankees 1913–1922.

The New York Mets played here 1962–1963.
 
Location. 40° 49.91′ N, 73° 56.27′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from West 159th Street just west of Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2991/2999 Eighth Avenue, New York NY 10039, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The John T. Brush Stairway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greg Marius Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holcombe Rucker Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morris-Jumel Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also
Polo Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 10, 2019
2. Polo Grounds Marker
At the 2991/2999 Eighth Avenue building, off the central courtyard.
named Morris-Jumel Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Middle Redoubt of the American Army   1776 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Former American Female Guardian Society’s Home for the Friendless (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. It is located on the grounds of the Polo Grounds Towers apartment complex.
 
Also see . . .
1. Polo Grounds IV. Tenants: New York Giants (NL) 1911-1957; New York Yankees (AL) 1913-1922; New York Mets (NL) 1962-1963 Opened: June 28, 1911 • First night game: May 24, 1940 • Last game: September 18, 1963 • Capacity: 34,000 (1911); 55,000 (1923) • Demolished: April 10, 1964” (Submitted on April 26, 2009.) 

2. The Eddie Grant Memorial Plaque. This memorial plaque was originally located in the Polo Grounds. The plaque was removed when the New York Giants vacated the Polo Grounds in 1957. The whereabouts of the plaque were unknown until it was discovered in the attic of a Ho Ho Kus, NJ home in 1999. The San Francisco Giants installed a replacement plaque in AT&T Park which was built in 2000. (Submitted on May 29, 2010, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.) 
 
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Postcard of the Polo Grounds image. Click for full size.
3. Postcard of the Polo Grounds
Polo Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 10, 2019
4. Polo Grounds Marker
Visible center screen at the 2991/2999 Eighth Avenue building.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 3,098 times since then and 114 times this year. Last updated on May 10, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on May 10, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on May 29, 2010, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.   4. submitted on May 10, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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