on Mon Apr 16 12:47:09 2018, in response to Re: 1957 TA Baseball Schedule, posted by andy on Mon Apr 16 09:52:06 2018.
National League president, Warren Giles, had told O'Malley that he would approve the move from Brooklyn, only if another team went west with him. So, who would move? The New York Giants suffered from a fan loss because the neighborhoods around the Polo Grounds were changing. Long time residents were fleeing to the suburbs, especially after the Colonial Park (now Rangel) Houses were completed in 1951, on the site of the old 159th St el yards. On a personal note, my father used to sell hot dogs at the Polo Grounds.