The folks over in the county highpointers group have dared me to do it.
Yes, indeed there are county highpointing connections to New York's Subway Series.
For one thing, Mets Reliever John Franco lives on the very top of Todt Hill. Todt Hill on Staten Island (Richmond County) is New York City's highest natural point and the highest point on the East Coast south of Maine (sorry, Boston, but Bunker Hill doesn't measure up). You will see his house in my 360 panorama from the summit.
The Todt Hill page is:
The next piece of county highpointing triva is that the Yankees were actually originally named for being highpointers.
When New York investors bought the old Baltimore Orioles in 1903 and moved them to New York, they built Hilltop Stadium near Manhattan's highest point and renamed the team "The New York Highlanders" because of its location in Washington Heights.
Hilltop Park was located at 168th and Fort Washington. The Manhattan highpoint (Fort Washington/Bennett Park) is about a quarter mile away at 182nd and Fort Washington.
You can see a history of Hilltop at:
You can see my Manhattan highpoint page (along with a 360 panorama) at:
The history does not stop here.
In 1912 the Highlanders moved a few blocks down to the base of the hill at 159th Street and the Harlem River to the Polo Fields which they shared with the Giants and they lost their "highlander" monicker. A section of the Manhattan highpoint towered over the stadium and is etched in baseball lore -- the legendary Coogan's Bluff.
The Polo Grounds are directly across the Harlem River from the Yankee Stadium (which is at 161st Street) in the Bronx.
You can read more about the Polo Grounds at:
You will probably see lots of shots the Manhattan highpoint and the old Polo Grounds during the World Series.
The Mets played their first season at the Polo Grounds in 1962. There were six subway series played between the Yankees and Giants (1921, 1922, 1923, 1936, 1937, 1951) and seven between the Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers (1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956).