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October 23, 2012



I found a street map from 1908 and compared it to a 1921 update. Though the 1908 doesn't show the field, there's a field. The 1921 update shows the garage as reported. The boarders are 5th and Madison, 136th and 137th.


Gary - That's great. I think THAT means the most likely home plate placement was around 137th and 5th st.

Gary Ashwill

Just found this, from the New York Age, August 17, 1916, p. 6: “Joe Williams…won his own game with a terrific drive over the Madison avenue fence with two out and two men on the bases and two strikes on him.” That would indicate that home plate was maybe in the middle of the block on 136th (so Madison Ave was beyond RF), or even on 137th St (so Madison Ave would be beyond LF)...


Gary - I too though they might be the same field - thanks for clearing that up. Based on the comments the most likely configuration for Olympic Field would seem to be home plate at 136th and Madison Ave, with 137th St beyond a short RF (and a Cabinet Factory beyond that) and 5th St behind LF.

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