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114: New Yorks Polo Grounds With Stew Thornley
We cap off the long Memorial Day holiday weekend with a look back at one of the New York metropolitan areaâ€™s most memorable sports stadiums of yore â€“ the Polo Grounds â€“ with author and Minnesota Twins official scorer Stew Thornley (The Polo Grounds: Essays and Memories of New York City's Historic Ballpark, 1880-1963). The â€œPolo Groundsâ€ was actually the name of multiple structures across upper Manhattan during its history.Â As its name suggests, the original venue (1876-1889) was built for, well, polo.Â Located between Fifth and Sixth (Lenox) Avenues just north of Central Park, it was converted to a baseball stadium in 1880, soon becoming home to the cityâ€™s first major league pro teams â€“ the Metropolitans of the American Association and the Gothams (later, Giants) of the National League. Pushed out by a re-gridding of the borough in 1889, the Giants relocated northward to what became the second incarnation of the park in the Cooganâ€™s Hollow section of Washington Heights in 1890.Â Coincidentally, it was also the year that most of the teamâ€™s best players bolted to the upstart Playersâ€™ League â€“ also called the Giants, playing in their own new (and larger) stadium (called Brotherhood Park) right next door.Â When the PL folded at the end of the season, the recombined NL Giants moved over to Brotherhood Park, rechristening it the â€œPolo Grounds.â€Â This third version â€“ later renovated after a fire in 1911 (technically becoming the stadiumâ€™s fourth version) â€“ became the structure most remembered by long-time baseball fans, especially for its distinctive â€œbathtubâ€ shape, very short distances to the left and right field walls, and unusually deep center field. While synonymous with the history of baseballâ€™s Giants (including Bobby Thompsonâ€™s 1951 historic playoff â€œShot Heard â€˜Round the World,â€ and Willie Maysâ€™ dramatic over-the-shoulder catch during the teamâ€™s 1954 World Series run), the Polo Grounds was also home to the New York Yankees from 1913-1922 â€“ and the first two seasons of the NL expansion New York Mets from 1962-63, while waiting for the new Shea Stadium in Queens to be completed. The Polo Grounds was also the center of New Yorkâ€™s burgeoning professional football scene â€“ notably the National Football Leagueâ€™s New York Giants from 1925-55 â€“ but also the NFLâ€™s oft-forgotten Brickley Giants (1922) and Bulldogs (1949). Â In later years, it also became the temporary home of the fledgling American Football Leagueâ€™s New York Titans from 1960-62, and the renamed â€œJetsâ€ in 1963 â€“ including the last-ever sporting event to be played there â€“ a late-season (and typical) loss to the Buffalo Bills on December 14, 1963, in front of only 6,526 diehards. We love our sponsors SportsHistoryCollectibles.com, Audible, Streaker Sports, OldSchoolShirts.com, and 503 Sports â€“ and you will too!
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On the Flip Side - Earth's Magnetic Field
This week we're looking at the magnetic field keeping our planet safe, finding out how it's generated and whether some animals can actually see it. Plus, news of a technique to read out the time of our body clocks, the people making the case to reinstate Pluto as a planet, and how red alert signals can spread through plants in just seconds after something starts to eat them.
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EARTH: The Polar Flip
Today we travel to a future where the Earthâ€™s magnetic poles reverse. â†’ â†’ â†’ Further reading available here â† â† â† Guests:Eftyhia Zesta -- Chief of the Geospace Physics Laboratory in the Heliophysics Division at NASAMichael Purucker -- Planetary Magnetosphere Lab chief at NASAAlanna Mitchell -- author of The Spinning Magnet Rory Cottrell -- archaeomagnetism researcher at The University of Rochester Thorsten Ritz -- biophysics researcher at UC Irvine Actors:The Snowglobe Narrator: Brent RoseLenny Haywood: Evan JohnsonFarah Mousterian: Zahra Noorbakhsh, host of Good Muslim, Bad MuslimJohn Jacob Siwa: Joseph JonesJuana Aguilar: Tamara Krinsky, host of Tomorrowâ€™s World TodayRoberta Peary: Avery Trufelman, host of Articles of InterestRamona Byrd: Andrea Silenzi, host of The Longest Shortest Time Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Join the Listener Facebook Group!Get in touch: Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // firstname.lastname@example.orgSupport the show: Patreon // Donorbox // Buy Some Merch Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify // wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices