On September 11, 1886 — Roger Connor becomes the first and only player to hit a ball out of the original Polo Grounds (110th Street and Fifth Avenue). The Giants’ first baseman receives a $500 gold watch from stockbrokers and others to honor his accomplishment.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 11
National Pastime September 11
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