Yearbook, Sept. 18: Polo Grounds' goodbye

Sept. 18, 1963: This day 49 years ago brought about the end of Manhattan's Polo Grounds, the last of four New York stadiums to bear that name.

It was an unceremonious end, too -- with just 1,752 people on hand to see the second-year New York Mets lose to the Philadelphia Phillies -- but it didn't erase the history seen by the onetime home of the Mets, the New York Jets, the New York Giants (both baseball and football) and some of boxing's biggest bouts of the era.