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18th March 2012
Photo reblogged from SI Photo Blog with 309 notes
Willie Mays makes his iconic over-the-shoulder catch deep in center during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the 1954 World Series. The catch preserved a 2-2 tie and allowed the Giants, who swept the series, to win the game in the 10th inning. (Frank Hurley/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Polo Grounds
7th December 2011
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יַעְלְזוּ חֲסִידִים בְּכָבוֹד
A painting of Simhat Torah with many of the great Torah Sages from the ages. One can see the Ben Ish Chai (Rabbi Yosef Chaim of Baghdad), the Holy Baba Sali (Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzera of both Morocco and Israel), Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri (of both Iraq and Israel), Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, and the Chazon Ish.
6th October 2011
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Polo Grounds, 1921
90 years ago today, The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time. The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees 5 games to 3. It was the last best of 9 series ever.
Also of note: All eight games of the 1921 World Series were played at the Polo Grounds, the home field for both clubs from 1913-1922.
(photo: New York Yankees: The First 25 Years (excerpts), via Baseball Library)