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Land of the Giants: New York's Polo Grounds-Stewart Thornley

  • Title: Land of the Giants: New York's Polo Grounds
  • Author: Stewart Thornley
  • Released: 2000-09-29
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  • Pages: 200
  • ISBN: 1566397960
  • ISBN13: 978-1566397964
  • ASIN: 1566397960

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Review "I think Stew Thornley's book on the Polo Grounds is a worthy one. There are other books on old ball parks...but I don't think anything else is as definitive on this historic ball park. Thornley brings to life not only the various Polo Ground sites but the significant figures in Giants lore--John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott, and Willie Mays among others. I think I know more than a little about the Giants and the Polo Grounds, but I found myself learning more about the team and the ball park. Thornley has done exhaustive research... I would want this book in my library for sure." --Stan Isaacs, National Headliners Award-winning sportswriter, former columnist for Newsday, and co-author (with Marty Glickman) of The Fastest Kid on the Block "I went to high school at Boys High in Brooklyn and after classes we ran to Ebbets Field to try to sneak in before game time. But on weekends I took the subway to my true love, the Polo Grounds, to root for my heroes--Mell Ott, Carl Hubbell, and the great Jo-Jo Moore from Gausse, Texas. Thanks, Stew, for bringing it all back so vividly." --Larry Ritter, author of The Glory of Their Times

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