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Just thought I'd share a few numbers on all the places the Giants have called "home" since they came into existence in 1925, since this will be the last regular season Giants game at Giants Stadium.

The team spent its first three decades playing at the Polo Grounds. From 1925 to 1955, its home record was 130-62-12 in the regular season plus 2-3 in championship games.

It then moved to Yakee Stadium from 1956 to the first two games of 1973. In that span the Giants went 63-49-4 at home in the regular season and 1-2 in the postseason (one of those losses the "gratest game ever played" on Dec. 28, 1958, as seen above).

They played at the Yale Bowl for the better part of two years, finishing 1973 and all of 1974. They were 1-11 there. Good times.

In 1975 the Giants played at Shea Stadium and went 2-5 at home.

Then in 1976 they moved into Giants Stadium. Sunday will be their 283rd game in the building. In all of their regular season games there they are 155-116 (they have been the visiting team five times; 3-1 against the Jets and 1-0 against the Saints). So they are 151-115 as the home team in the regular season. They are also 7-4 in the playoffs, making Giants Stadium their only home venue where they have a winning record in the postseason.

All told the Giants are 162-120 at Giants Stadium with one game remaining.

(Photo: AP)

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