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Home of the New York Highlanders, 1903 to 1912

Home of the New York Giants, 1911


CAPACITY: 15,000

FIRST GAME: April 30, 1903, vs. Washington Senators (Highlanders 6, Senators 2)

LAST GAME: October 5, 1912, vs. Washington Senators (Highlanders 8, Senators 6)

LARGEST CROWD: 28,584 - October 10, 1904, vs. Boston Americans

HIGH SEASON ATTENDANCE: 501,000 (1909)

LOW SEASON ATTENDANCE: 211,808 (1903)

New York Americans home record: 399-344-8


The New York Highlanders played in Hilltop Park from 1903 through 1912, when they joined their intracity rival the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. One notable feature of this park is the unheard-of 542 foot center field fence. The Giants played part of the 1911 season here while the Polo Grounds was rebuilt after a fire.

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Located at one of the highest points in Manhattan, the site is now the home of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where a plaque marks the approximate location of home plate.

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