NEW YORK SPORTS MUSEUM

Each guest on New York Sports Tours' tour ride receives a password to enter the private online New York sports museum. The museum features exclusive and rare content not seen on the tour.

 
 

The museum includes the extras listed below. For previews of the bonus mini-documentaries, click their titles.


  Mary Carillo

Mary Carillo

Bonus Documentaries

Seven brief documentaries not seen on the tour, four narrated by Mary Carillo, appear exclusively in the museum. Each ties in to a place on the tour route.

Branch Rickey
Filmed Sports
National League
New Jersey Generals
Original Celtics
Sports Media
Turnverein


Venues

Based on relevancy to the tour narrative, New York Sports Tours periodically adds to the New York sports museum unique and exclusive video, photography and other content from sports facilities and other venues.
 

Sample: Polo Grounds Preview

First located near Central Park, Manhattan's Polo Grounds was relocated to near the Harlem River in the late 19th century. Demolished in 1964, the venue was home 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.

  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.
  Above: The Polo Grounds is plotted at its final location on a 1951 subway map.   Below: A postcard shows the venue before a 1911 fire led to reconstruction of the park.

Above: The Polo Grounds is plotted at its final location on a 1951 subway map.
Below: A postcard shows the venue before a 1911 fire led to reconstruction of the park.

  Above: The outside of the Polo Grounds appears in a 1961 photograph with Titans signage and in 1956 footage. The Harlem River is in the foreground.   Below: The Negro World Series is among the sporting events that were held at the Polo Grounds.

Above: The outside of the Polo Grounds appears in a 1961 photograph with Titans signage and in 1956 footage. The Harlem River is in the foreground. Below: The Negro World Series is among the sporting events that were held at the Polo Grounds.


Historical Items

Rare items from New York sports history are available for guests to hold on each tour ride. 

Artifacts from the tour and others from New York Sports Tours' private collection that tie in to the tour narrative are shown and detailed in the museum.

Tour Personalities

More than 200 figures from sports history are shown on the tour ride. In the museum, they are listed in order of their tour appearance.

Unique content of many of these and other personalities is also featured in the museum.

Sample: New York Athletic Club and Fred W. Stone

This handcrafted medal was presented to Fred W. Stone for his second-place finish in the running long jump in the world's first indoor track meet.

Staged at the now-defunct Empire City Skating Rink in 1868 as the first sports event of the New York Athletic Club, the meet marks the beginning of competitive amateur sports in the United States. The venue was located on Third Avenue in Manhattan.

The meet also hosted the first bicycle event in America, introducing the velocipede, a forerunner to the modern bicycle.

Awards were issued to the top two finishers in each of 14 events.

The storied New York Athletic Club was founded two months before the meet at a location on the Manhattan tour route.

Stone would tie the world record and set the American record in the 100-yard dash and become track coach at Columbia University in Manhattan.