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Fenway
07-20-2007, 11:11 AM
The Museum of the City of New York (http://www.mcny.org/exhibitions/current/565.html) is running an exhibit on the glory days of New York baseball (1947-1957) when the Yankees, Giants and Brooklyn ruled the game.

How wonderful it must have been to be a baseball fan in New York 60 years a go.

Bob Ryan writes about it on his blog (http://www.boston.com/sports/columnists/bob_ryan_blog/2007/07/a_baseball_fix.html)

This was the true Golden Era of major league baseball in New York. During those 11 seasons, there was a World Series involving one of the three New York teams every year but one (1948, which featured the Indians and our Boston Braves). There were so-called "Subway Series" involving two New York teams in 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, and 1956.


What is forgotten is how close Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds were to each other just across the Harlem River.

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/photos/Yankee_Stadium_Polo_Grounds.gif

WhiteSox5187
07-20-2007, 10:23 PM
My grandfather moved to Brooklyn from Ireland in about 1948 and still hates Walter O'Malley...having said that...I'm sick of hearing about the Brooklyn Dodgers. It's been fifty years, it's a shame that they moved, but it's time to move on. Nobody is waxing poetic about the Boston Braves moving or even the New York Giants! You have the Mets, time to let go.

DSpivack
07-20-2007, 11:00 PM
My grandfather moved to Brooklyn from Ireland in about 1948 and still hates Walter O'Malley...having said that...I'm sick of hearing about the Brooklyn Dodgers. It's been fifty years, it's a shame that they moved, but it's time to move on. Nobody is waxing poetic about the Boston Braves moving or even the New York Giants! You have the Mets, time to let go.

But the Mets have only been there 45 years!

It's simply amazing that Vin Scully has been broadcasting since they were in Brooklyn.