Wulf, Steve
October 1992
Sports Illustrated;10/22/92, Vol. 77 Issue 17, p17
It's hard to believe that only three years after their world championship, six years after Bobby Thomson hit the home run to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in their epic playoff, 67 years after moving into the Polo Grounds and 75 years after materializing in New York, the Giants are going, going...gone. But they are, and they played their last game today under Coogan's Bluff in front of a crowd of 11,606 that embodied a prism of emotions: sorrow, rage, gratitude, greed, indignation, denial. Having failed to capture any living souvenirs, the fans turned their attention to such inanimate objects as seats, bases, grass, the pitching rubber, the bullpen shelter. In the morning, photographers took pictures of Thomson pointing to the spot in leftfield where he had hit his Shot Heard 'Round the World and of Bill Rigney and head groundskeeper Matty Schwab loading a square of the centerfield sod into a box for shipment to San Francisco, California.


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