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  1. Rupp misfires, shoots himself in right hand

    Larry Schwartz

    NFL official C.W. Rupp shoots himself when his gun accidentally discharges as he's getting ready to signal the end of the first quarter of the Steelers-Giants game at the Polo Grounds. Rupp goes to the hospital with a hole in the middle of his right hand.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 17, 2001
  2. A-Mays-ing catch Wertz a World Series ring

    Larry Schwartz

    In Game 1 of the World Series, Willie Mays make his great catch on Vic Wertz in the Polo Grounds. The Giants defeat the Indians, 5-2, in 10 innings.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 27, 2001
  3. Mets lose final game at historic Polo Grounds

    Larry Schwartz

    At the last game at the Polo Grounds, just 1,752 watch as the Mets lose to the Phillies, 5-1.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 17, 2001
  4. Rose ties NL record 44-game hitting streak

    Larry Schwartz

    Pete Rose extends his hitting streak to a National League record-tying 44 games with a single off the Braves' Phil Niekro in a 3-2 Reds win at Atlanta.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 25, 2001
  5. Hubbell's All-Star performance one for the ages

    Larry Schwartz

    In the second All-Star Game, New York Giants southpaw Carl Hubbell strikes out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession. Despite Hubbell's performance, the NL loses, 9-7, at the Polo Grounds.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 09, 2001
  6. MLB exhibition supports World War II effort

    Larry Schwartz

    A round-robin exhibition game involving the Giants, Dodgers and Yankees is held at the Polo Grounds to raise money for World War II.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 25, 2001
  7. King Carl's record win streak comes to end

    Larry Schwartz

    The Giants' Carl Hubbell has his record 24-game consecutive winning streak snapped as the Dodgers defeat him, 10-3, before a crowd of 61,756 at the Polo Grounds.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 30, 2001
  8. A first for Babe: No. 1 of 714 career homers

    Larry Schwartz

    Red Sox southpaw Babe Ruth hits his first home run, a drive off the Yankees' Jack Warhop that lands in the second deck of the Polo Grounds. The Babe, though, will lose the game in the 13th inning.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 04, 2001
  9. Eagles storm to "Blizzard Bowl" win

    Larry Schwartz

    In the "Blizzard Bowl," the Eagles defeat the Chicago Cardinals, 7-0, in Philadelphia for the first of two consecutive NFL championships.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 13, 2000
  10. Sneak(er) tactic helps Giants down Bears

    Larry Schwartz

    In the NFL championship game, the Giants change at halftime into sneakers to get better traction on the frozen Polo Grounds field. The move works as they score 27 fourth quarter points to rally for a 30-13 victory over the Bears in the "Sneakers Game."

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 07, 2000
  11. Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor

    Larry Schwartz

    The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. After the Brooklyn Dodgers defeat the N.Y. Giants, 21-7, in an NFL game at the Polo Grounds, a public-address announcement requests all military personnel report to their stations.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 06, 2000