Where Did the Yankees Play in 1921?

The New York Yankees played their home games at the Polo Grounds in 1921.

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The Polo Grounds


The Polo Grounds was a baseball park in Upper Manhattan, New York City, located between West 155th Street and West 168th Street, just a block north of the Harlem River. It was built in 1876 as the home of the New York Metropolitans of the National League. From 1883 to 1888, it served as home to the New York Giants of the National League before they moved uptown to Hilltop Park (now known as Yankee Stadium). The Giants would return to these grounds in 1890.


The Polo Grounds was the name of three stadiums in Upper Manhattan, New York City, used for professional baseball and American football from 1880 until 1963. The original Polo Grounds, opened in 1876 and located at East 155th Street and Irving Place in Harlem, served as the home of at least eight baseball teams between 1880 and 1888 as well as the New York Metropolitans football club in 1883.

The third Polo Grounds, built in 1890 and located at Eighth Avenue between West 157th and West 158th Streets in Manhattan’s Highbridge neighborhood, served as home to the National League’s New York Giants baseball team from 1891 until that team moved to San Francisco following the 1957 season. Though little-used today (or even remembered by many people), the original Polo Grounds and its second iteration stand today as historical landmarks; both are designated as such by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Notable events

In baseball lore, the Polo Grounds saw some of the sport’s most legendary players, events and moments. Babe Ruth hit his “called shot” home run off Chicago Cubs pitcher Charlie Root in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series. It was Ruth’s second home run of the game and gave the Yankees a 7-5 lead, which they would not relinquish. The homer was also Ruth’s thirteenth and final career World Series home run, setting a record that would stand for almost 40 years.

In Game 1 of the 1936 World Series, New York Giants slugger Mel Ott hit a home run into the right-field stands, becoming the first player to do so in a World Series game. The ball became lodged behind a stairwell and was not found until after the game ended.

On April 18, 1946, Jackie Robinson made his Major League Baseball debut at Ebbets Field as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier that day, and his historic achievement is commemorated by a plaque on the left field wall at Yankee Stadium.

Yankee Stadium

The Yankees began play in 1901 in Baltimore, Maryland. They moved to New York City in 1903, playing at Hilltop Park. In 1913, they moved into their current home, Yankee Stadium.


The Yankees played their first game at Yankee Stadium on April 18, 1923. The team played its home games at the Polo Grounds until 1922, when it moved to Yankee Stadium. The stadium, which was built at a cost of $2.4 million, became known as “The House that Ruth Built.” Babe Ruth hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium history on April 18, 1923.


Yankee Stadium was a baseball park located in the Bronx, New York City. It was the home ballpark of the New York Yankees, one of the city’s Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises, from 1923 to 1973 and then again from 1976 to 2008. The stadium hosted 6,581 Yankees regular season home games during its 85-year history. It was also the former home of the New York Giants football team from 1956 through the first part of the 1973–74 football season.

Notable events

In 1921, the Yankees began playing their home games at the Polo Grounds, which they shared with the New York Giants. That season was notable for several reasons. The Yankees won their first American League pennant, and Babe Ruth hit a then-record 59 home runs. The team also played its first World Series, losing to the Giants in eight games.

The following year, the Yankees moved into their own stadium, which was originally known as Yankee Stadium. The stadium, which cost $2.5 million to build, was one of the most expensive ballpark ever built at that time. It was also one of the most advanced, with features such as an electric scoreboard and lights for night games. The first night game at Yankee Stadium was played on May 24, 1923, and it was also the site of the first All-Star Game that same year.


In conclusion, the Yankees played in Boston in 1921.

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