Bonus

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

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New York Sports Tours guests receive a password at the end of the tour to submit after they click the above link. The password takes guests to a private site with exclusive and rare content not seen on the tour, including the extras outlined below.


Bonus Mini-Documentaries

Narrated by Mary Carillo, these three bonus mini-documentaries tie in to points of interest on the tour ride
 

SPORTS MEDIA

Sports media based in New York have had a major impact on sports and other fields and on how news is produced and presented. 

Connected to a historic townhouse near a tour stop, the story examines the rise of sports media in the city, including a visit to the 1830s, when the first news publication to prioritize sports was launched. 

The story's personalities include New York Journal publisher William Randolph Hearst and a sportswriter Hearst hired in 1905, Thomas A. Dorgan. Through sports, TAD, as Dorgan was known, created slang still popular today.
 

Midtown Manhattan | August 16, 1954

Midtown Manhattan | August 16, 1954

A.C. GILBERT

After a gold-medal performance in the pole vault at the 1908 Olympics, A.C. Gilbert became a successful inventor of sports and toy products and the host of the first-ever sports radio show.

The mini-documentary traces breakthrough work Gilbert did in Manhattan, shows why he earned the nickname The Man Who Saved Christmas, and ties in to the tour stop at the building that was his company's Gilbert Hall of Science.
  

Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey

BRANCH RICKEY

A New York Highlanders baseball player and Brooklyn Dodgers executive, Branch Rickey left a legacy that includes the ending of segregation in Major League Baseball and the introduction of modern statistical analysis in sports.

The mini-documentary features a tour location that played a role in Rickey's breaking of baseball's color barrier.

Also shown is a rare 13-second high-definition color film clip of Jackie Robinson — the player Rickey welcomed to the Dodgers in 1947 to integrate the sport — talking about Rickey's contributions.

The story also shares other sports history that occurred at the tour location and beyond, including the impact of soccer legend Pelé's playing days for the New York Cosmos.

The film complements another shown on the tour, about how New York sports helped trigger breakthroughs for civil rights nationwide.


Venues

Based on relevancy to the tour narrative, New York Sports Tours periodically posts on the password-protected site unique and exclusive video, photography and other content from sports facilities and other venues.

The Polo Grounds in Manhattan is shown on this 1951 New York City subway map and in the adjacent footage shot from the Bronx. The venue, which served as home to many sports events and to professional baseball's New York Giants, New York Yankees and New York Mets and professional football's New York Giants, New York Titans and New York Jets, was demolished in 1964. Yankee Stadium is also included on this part of the map.

The Polo Grounds in Manhattan is shown on this 1951 New York City subway map and in the adjacent footage shot from the Bronx.

The venue, which
 served as home to many sports events and to professional baseball's New York Giants, New York Yankees and New York Mets and professional football's New York Giants, New York Titans and New York Jets, was demolished in 1964.

Yankee Stadium is also included on this part of the map.




Tour Personalities

Through mini-documentaries and separate photography, video, audio, illustrations and live narration, the NEW YORK GAME CHANGERS tour helps bring to life more than 200 figures from sports history.

Rare and exclusive content of many these personalities are featured on the guests-only bonus site. 

As further service to NEW YORK GAME CHANGERS guests, the tour's mini-documentaries and personalities are listed on the bonus site in order of their appearance on the tour ride.

Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson