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The Polo Grounds: Then And Now

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Polo Grounds - Then and Now - Photos: Ballparks.com, Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

Polo Grounds – Then and Now – Photos: Ballparks.com, Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series, beating the Texas Rangers in five games.

The logo of the New York Giants baseball team

The logo of the New York Giants baseball team

Of course, the San Francisco Giants were once the New York Giants. You can see the old New York Giants logo above. It looks quite a lot like the current New York Mets logo.

The Giants’ final season in New York City was 1957 and they played at the Polo Grounds in upper Manhattan.

The Polo Grounds were demolished in 1964. What’s there now? Apartment buildings. Check out the “then” photo from sometime between about 1923 and 1957 and the “now” photo taken this morning by WCBS 880’s Tom Kaminski in Chopper 880. Click them to see full-size images.

The Polo Grounds - New York, NY - circa 1923-1957 - Photo: Ballparks.com

The Polo Grounds - New York, NY - circa 1923-1957 - Photo: Ballparks.com

 

The site of the Polo Grounds is seen from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2010 - Photo: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

The site of the Polo Grounds is seen from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2010 - Photo: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

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