The four beloved ballparks of New York's four baseball teams are featured in this 12" x 36" poster. The uniquely shaped Polo Grounds was home to the Giants and later the Mets. It is shown in its Giants heyday. The fabled Ebbets Field is as it appeared in the late 1950s, just before the Dodgers broke the hearts of Brooklynites. Yankee Stadium is shown in its classic 1950s form and Shea Stadium is seen with its original 1964 World's Fair confetti style exterior. Combined, these four ballparks hosted 64 World Series and housed 34 world champions!
Poster Info 12" tall by 36" wide unframed poster printed on 100 lb. cover stock
Features detailed illustrations of the Polo Grounds, Ebbets Field, Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium
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This poster was produced by stadium historian and professional illustrator Jeff Suntala. Each ballpark was heavily researched to ensure its accuracy and contains a caption beneath it. This is what those captions say:
Although it was a short 258 feet down the right field line, it was just as easy to hit a home run down the left field line of 279 feet because the upper deck had a 23 foot overhang on that side. In the early days, fans could sneak a peek at the game for free by watching from Coogan's Bluff, the hillside located behind home plate.
The most fabled of all ballparks, Jackie Robinson made his historic debut here in 1947. The right field wall's bottom half angled upward, creating strange caroms for visiting teams. Greater profits and the inability to find a new Brooklyn location lured the team west and baseball entered a whole new age.
After his team was evicted from the Polo Grounds, team owner Jacob Ruppert built this park right across the river, the first to use "stadium" in its name. Babe Ruth gave it a proper baptism by hitting a savage home run to right field in its first game.
Amazing history was made here in 1969. Plans were made to cover the park and expand it to seat 90,000, but it was determined it couldn't withstand the extra weight. More big league games have been played here than at Ebbets Field.
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