The St. George Grounds, Staten Island, NY
Baseball history illustration: The St. George Grounds, Staten Island, New York. This field, although not as developed as the photo shows, in 1853 hosted a game between the Washington Club (later known as the Gotham Club) and the Knickerbocker Club. The field was said to slope sharply from third base to left field and was a very short walk to the Staten Island Ferry dock. The National League New York Giants were the last team to use the filed in the 19th century on June 14, 1889. Click photo to return to previous page.