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

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

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - This is where 81-year-old Bill Kent first fell in love, at the site of the old Polo Grounds.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports

That’s where the New York Giants baseball team played until 1957.

“It’s as if you remember your first girlfriend. Willie Mays was our first hero,” Kent told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.

Now Kent and the other old timers will get a chance to meet Mays.

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

The now San Francisco Giants are having an event in the New York City with Mays and the 2010 World Series trophy.

Kent and other old Giants fans have been invited.

He says, “I think it’s amazing. I think it’s lovely. It’s great. We’re flattered.”

The event takes place Friday, January 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at P.S. 46 in Manhattan.