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Polo Grounds trivia

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    With the news that the Brush Stairway will be renovated and reopened (http://ballparkdigest.com/201111074319/major-league-baseball/news/polo-grounds-brush-stairway-area-to-be-renovated) it's time for a Polo Grounds trivia contest. Play or don't.

    1. Who hit the last home run at the Polo Grounds on Sept. 18, 1963?

    2. Who scored the final touchdown in the final AFL game played at the Polo Grounds on Dec. 14, 1963?

    3. Two future NFL quarterbacks played for Baylor and for Utah State in the Golden Hurrican's 24-9 win in the 1961 Gotham Bowl. They are:

    4. Who was the winning pitcher for the New York Giants in Game 3 of the 1951 National League playoff series?

    5. Who played the final college football game at the Polo Grounds on Sept. 29, 1962?
  2. mlavieri

    mlavieri New Member

    1. Jim Hickman
    2. Cookie Gilchrist
    3. Bobby Ply and Bill Munson
    4. Larry Jansen
    5. Army defeated Syracuse 9-2 in the Gotham Bowl
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Not supposed to use Google. And Army and Syracuse played in a regular-season game; the 1962 Gotham Bowl was at Yankee Stadium.

    I think a beer needs to be fetched.
  4. BTW, Baylor's the Bears, not the Golden Hurricane. That's Tulsa.
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    yep, my bad, I know that. Got Don Trull mixed up wth Jerry Rhome.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Pretty cool, though, that they're going to renovate those stairs. Glad to see a piece of history won't be lost.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I've never even heard of this staircase.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    It's the stairway to heaven.

    Too bad real estate got too pricey in Manhattan. The Polo Grounds took up lots of it.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    They didn't exactly build luxury housing in it's place.

    And, it's not in mid-town.

    Unless you wanted to see this staircase, the average New Yorker and/or tourist would never be in this neighborhood.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    For those that don't know, Yankee Stadium was built practically right across the Harlem River (which realy isn't a river) from the Polo Grounds:


    And, here's where it was on a map: http://bit.ly/t2am4m
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  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    How much does it cost to rent a 2-br, 1-ba at the Polo Grounds?
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing it's rent controlled. It's probably actually very cheap, and impossible to get.
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