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 Bernard “Barney” Doyle

Bernard “Barney” Doyle

Birth
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 4 Jul 1950 (aged 53)
Washington Heights, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section 51, Plot D, Grave 228
Memorial ID 7035 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7035
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard “Barney” Doyle (8 Aug 1896–4 Jul 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7035, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .