Saturday, May 31, 1969, Shea Stadium, NY, and the Mets are hosting the San Francisco Giants for a weekend set. The Mets enter the game 20-23,… Read more “A Moment in Time – 5/31/69”
The Last Summer at the Polo Grounds
A while back I had found some great fan photos of the old park in Cincinnati, in its last season, and posted them as The Last Summer… Read more “The Last Summer at the Polo Grounds”
Camera Day at classic Shea!
Hello all, been so busy with work lately that I haven’t had much time to write or research, so getting by with ninja strikes of great photos… Read more “Camera Day at classic Shea!”
Pastime Portraiture: Ralph Kiner
Ralph Kiner, spring training, Tuscon, AZ, March 1955. Kiner’s final spring, and final season. After nine seasons in the NL, and a bad back betraying the prolific… Read more “Pastime Portraiture: Ralph Kiner”
Say Hey, one that got away?
Thomas Wolfe once wrote that “You can’t go home again”, and that was largely true for Willie Mays in 1972. That year, the prodigal son was traded… Read more “Say Hey, one that got away?”
The Last Weekend at the Polo Grounds – but the first Mets Banner Day!
Earlier I posted some great fan photos from the last summer of baseball at old Crosley Field in Cincinnati, but how about the last weekend (specifically the… Read more “The Last Weekend at the Polo Grounds – but the first Mets Banner Day!”
It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over
With the earlier Mantle post regarding a Yankee legend’s at-bats at Shea Stadium, it made sense to also check the final playing days of another Yankee immortal, Yogi… Read more “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over”
So Long, Shea
Missing old Shea. Here’s two quickie videos I made that last year. Our season ticket seats we had in ’07 and ’08 (same seats – we now… Read more “So Long, Shea”
You Gotta Believe (in YouTube)!!
Although my first Mets’ game was in 1971 (Mets won 2-0 over the Phillies), and I saw another game at Shea in 1972, I really didn’t become… Read more “You Gotta Believe (in YouTube)!!”