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Bernard "Barney" Doyle
Birth: 1894
County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Jul. 4, 1950
Washington Heights
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

American Folk Figure. On July 4th, 1950 he had just sat down in his seat at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan to watch the double-header baseball game between the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers when a bullet hit him in the forehead killing him instantly. The bullet was fired from outside the stadium and had traveled almost a half-mile to reach Doyle's seat in the upper-tier of the stadium. The next day the New York Daily News ran the now famous photo of Doyle sitting dead in his seat and reported that after his body was removed the standing-room-only crowd had fought over the vacant seat. 

Cause of death: Bullet in the forehead
Holy Cross Cemetery
North Arlington
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section 51, Plot D, Grave 228
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 21, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 7035
Bernard Barney Doyle
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Bernard Barney Doyle
Added by: Bill Heneage
Bernard Barney Doyle
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- Brock Trent
 Added: Dec. 17, 2014
Rest in peace.
- Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 23, 2014
On July 4, 1950, Bernard Doyle, a 56-year old New Yorker originally from Dublin, Ireland was accidentally shot and killed in his seat at the Polo Grounds. Doyle had brought with him a friend's thirteen year-old son to see the Brooklyn Dodgers play the Gia...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Jul. 21, 2014
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