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Polo Grounds
The New York Giants constructed a a a a a a a a ballpark of steel and concrete on on on the the same site as the the previous Polo Grounds
which had been destroyed by fire It officially opened on on on June 28 1911 The grandstand consisted o of of 16 000 seats and and and by the the the the end o of of of the the the the season the the the the capacity had been increased to 34 000 Polo Grounds
was a a a a a a a a a a a a hitter’s paradise with the the the the the exception of of centerfield Although short down both lines to to the the the foul poles 277 in in in in left field field field field and 258 feet feet in in in in in right field field field the the the the the distance to to centerfield was 455 feet feet The Yankees joined the the the the the the Giants Giants Giants as as tenants in in in in 1913 but the the the the the the owner of the the the the the the Giants Giants Giants John McGraw became angry when the the the the the the the the Yankees Yankees began drawing more fans than the the the the the the the the Giants Giants Giants and after the the the the the 1922 season McGraw evicted the the the the the Yankees Yankees from the the the the the ballpark They moved in in to to Yankee Stadium just a a a a a a a a quarter mile south of of the the Polo Polo Grounds
Grounds
Grounds
In 1922 the the capacity of of Polo Polo Polo Grounds
Grounds
Grounds
was was increased to to 54 555 The last Giants game at at Polo Polo Polo Grounds
Grounds
Grounds
Grounds
was was was was on September 29 1957 However Polo Polo Grounds
Grounds
was was was not demolished and and $250 000 was was was spent renovating the the the the the stadium so so the the the the the New York Mets could play there for the the the the the 1962 and and 1963 seasons while their new ballpark Shea Stadium was being constructed Getty Images



















































































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