ABOUT THE NEW YORK GOTHAMS

 

TRIVIA: Bigsby Oval, the team's home park, was originally built as a harness-racing venue. When the Gothams became successful, the politically-connected Bigsby family sought and received permission to expand the eastern and western seating areas over Riverside Drive and Broadway, respectively, creating "tunnels" on the streets below in order to add seating capacity to a park originally built in 1876.