Yankee Stadium, Polo Grounds, Ebbets Field Painting (20X40)
From 1923-1957, (3) of baseball's most iconic ballparks were within a short drive of each other - (18 miles from Yankee Stadium to Ebbets Field and from Yankee Stadium to the Polo Grounds it was a quick walk across the Macombs Dam Bridge).
This original 20X40 painting (on wood canvas) by Michael Koser imagines what it might have been like if the ballparks most notable features were combined into one glorious 1950's ballpark.
This painting is 1 of 1. There is no other like it.
Yankee Stadium opened in 1923 and is widely considered one of the most beloved ballparks in baseball history. It was demolished in 2009.
"When I first came to Yankee Stadium I used to feel like the ghosts of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were walking around in there." - Mickey Mantle
The NY Giants played at the Polo Grounds from 1891-1957. Remarkably, there were 13 World Series played at the Polo Grounds! Some would argue the most famous moment is baseball history occurred at the Polo Grounds - "the Shot Heard Around the World" - Bobby Thomson's 3 run walk off home run off Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Ralph Branca to win the 1951 NL Pennant. "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!"
The Brooklyn Dodgers played at Ebbets Field from 1913-1957.
"Sometimes, sitting in the park with my boys, I imagine myself back at Ebbets Field, a young girl once more in the presence of my father, watching the players of my youth on the grass fields below - Jackie Robinson, Duke snider, Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges. There is magic in these moments, for when I open my eyes and see my sons in the place where my father once sat, I feel an invisible bond among our three generations, an anchor of loyalty and love linking my sons to the grandfather whose face they have never seen but whose person they have come to know through this most timeless of sports." - Doris Kearns Goodwin "Wait 'Til Next Year"