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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Bill View Post
    Outstanding mandrake!

    Let all be warned - nobody is every going to slip one by the crew here at Baseball-Fever!
    Thanks ! The 1977 Jets game vs Baltimore was a strange deal. The Jets could only sell 54,000 or so tickets since that was the capacity for September games at Shea. The fan consensus after that game was 1. Giants Stadium was better for football 2. Traffic was horrible as the Jets base was in Queens and on the Island. 3. Jets fans wanted a dome next to Shea for football.

    In 1976 the Jets played a few 'exhibition' games at the renovated Yankee Stadium. They played Oakland and the Giants and both games had the teams very unhappy with the field. The end zone barely fit before the players ran into the outfield wall.
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    I've never seen football in renovated Yankee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt The Hammer View Post
    I've never seen football in renovated Yankee.
    http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Jets%20at%20YS.htm

    Historic Football Records of the

    New York Jets at Yankee Stadium

    The The New York Jets played their home preseason exhibition games for 1976 at Yankee Stadium

    New York Jets at Yankee Stadium
    1976 N.F.L. Coach: Lou Holtz
    Aug. 11 L 14-16 Home New York Giants (night) 35,000 (preseason exhibition game)
    Aug. 13 L 17-41 Home Oakland Raiders (night) 10,726 (preseason exhibition game)
    Aug. 28 L 7-38 Home Washington Redskins (night) 13,132 (preseason exhibition game)



    http://www.nytimes.com/1976/04/20/ar...dium.html?_r=0

    The Jets will play three exhibition on football games, including one against the Giants, at Yankee Stadium this summer.

    The Giants’ game is scheduled for Monday night, Aug. 9, and four nights later the Jets play the Oakland Raiders. The third contest is set for Aug. 28, a Saturday night, against the Washington Redskins.

    These will be the first football games in the renovated stadium and the first preseason events the Jets have ever scheduled in New York. As secondary tenants behind the Mets, the Jets have never gained permission from the baseball club to utilize Shea Stadium before the Mets were through with it.

    M. Donald Grant, president of the Mets, who lease Shea Stadium from the city, has given various excuses for his stand such as fear that a football game would damage the playing field.

    Phil Iselin, president of the Jets, said.

    “Throughout the life of the Jets, we've been forced to play all our preseason games on the road and have had to follow that by a lengthy road trip during the regular season. For the first time we can help our club by rutting down on some of the weary travel.”

    The closest the Jets had come to New York in choosing sites for preseason games were Bridgeport and New Haven, Conn., and New Brunswick, N.J.

    The three Yankee Stadium games will not be mandatory purchases for Jet seasonticket holders. But those customers will have priority in buying the $9 tickets for the three games, the club said.

    The Jets will play three other exhibition games, all on the road, before the opening of the National Football League season on Sept. 12. No opponent has yet been found for the first one on July 31, but the Oilers are the opponents in Houston Aug. 21 and the Steelers in Pittsburgh Sept. 4.

    Would the Jets consider moving from Shea to Yankee Stadium for their seven season home games? That is doubtful for two reasons. First, they would lose about 6,000 seats because the renovated stadium's capacity has been reduced to 55,000. Second, the sight lines for football were not improved by the renovation and the viewing from many lower box seats remains inferior.

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    With the renovation of Yankee; didn't the City now own it? Same as Shea?

    Funny that the Jets were getting a rough rub at Shea but seemed to be wooed by Yankee - even though both were owned by the City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt The Hammer View Post
    With the renovation of Yankee; didn't the City now own it? Same as Shea?

    Funny that the Jets were getting a rough rub at Shea but seemed to be wooed by Yankee - even though both were owned by the City.
    I'm sure that steinfumbler would have made money from the Jets.
    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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    Jane Jarvis plays "Let's Go Mets" song on the organ

    The Jane Jarvis version of "Meet the Mets" is widely available, as well as the national anthem and some other things she played. However, below is a link to an article that contains the only clean copy I have ever found to the the "Mets take the field" song she played from 1964 - 1979:


    http://710wor.iheart.com/onair/new-y...iums-14647536/

    As a bonus, here are the words:

    The New York Mets are on the way
    Let's Go Mets
    Hurrah for the team that plays at Shea
    Let's Go Mets
    Amazing yes they are
    Each player is a star
    The New York Mets are on the way
    Let's Go Mets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt The Hammer View Post
    With the renovation of Yankee; didn't the City now own it? Same as Shea?

    Funny that the Jets were getting a rough rub at Shea but seemed to be wooed by Yankee - even though both were owned by the City.
    The "rough rub" was because the Mets controlled the schedule at Shea until the baseball season was completed through a clause in their lease.

    For years the Jets did not play a home game at Shea until October & when the Mets played in the WS in '69 & '73 they didn't play home games until the end of October, playing several home games in a row.

    It was only starting in 1978 that the Mets allowed the Jets to play home games during baseball's regular season, which continued until the Jets moved out after the 1983 season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnu View Post
    The "rough rub" was because the Mets controlled the schedule at Shea until the baseball season was completed through a clause in their lease.

    For years the Jets did not play a home game at Shea until October & when the Mets played in the WS in '69 & '73 they didn't play home games until the end of October, playing several home games in a row.

    It was only starting in 1978 that the Mets allowed the Jets to play home games during baseball's regular season, which continued until the Jets moved out after the 1983 season.
    Possibly because by 1978, the Mets realized that they would not need Shea Stadium available past the regular season

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    Under construction. Some probably here before, but a nice mini-set, taken on 2/11/64 (per source) for Sports Illustrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnu View Post
    The "rough rub" was because the Mets controlled the schedule at Shea until the baseball season was completed through a clause in their lease.

    For years the Jets did not play a home game at Shea until October & when the Mets played in the WS in '69 & '73 they didn't play home games until the end of October, playing several home games in a row.
    looking at the schedules in 1969 they played 5 in a row on the road, then SEVEN at home in a row, then the last 2 on the road

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    First OD, Friday, April 17, 1964

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    Sunday, May, 31, 1964, Game 1, Al Jackson deals to Willie Mays, Jesse Gonder catching. Hopefully everyone involved was well rested, as there would be 32 innings of baseball played at Shea that day, with SF taking both games, 5-3 and 8-6 in 23 innings. Mays would go 2-13 on the day. And Gondor got off easy; Chris Cannizzaro would catch all 23 innings of the nightcap.

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    Aerials

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    1969 NLCS
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    1969 WS

    Ticket taker
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    Cool field view right after the last out
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpineinc View Post
    More '69 celebration and aftermath



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    Yikes! IIRC, Game 5 was on a Thursday. If the Jets were playing at home that Sunday, the groundskeepers had a lot of work to do!

    Love the pics. The 1969 World Series was when I became a baseball fan, particularly the last 3 games at Shea. I "conveniently" came down with a sore throat on Monday night, so I was able to stay home from school and see all 3 games (luckily, my grandmother was able to come over to stay with me those days, since my mother was at work)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommieAgeefan View Post
    Yikes! IIRC, Game 5 was on a Thursday. If the Jets were playing at home that Sunday, the groundskeepers had a lot of work to do!

    Love the pics. The 1969 World Series was when I became a baseball fan, particularly the last 3 games at Shea. I "conveniently" came down with a sore throat on Monday night, so I was able to stay home from school and see all 3 games (luckily, my grandmother was able to come over to stay with me those days, since my mother was at work)
    Actually they played the following Monday night, before MNF was officially launched the next year. I recall from the radio broadcast that center Jon Schmidt got so exasperated with the loose replacement sod that he picked up a chunk of it and hurled it away.

    It always drove me nuts that the "H-E" sign got transposed at one point to "-HE" and they left it like that for years and years until at one point they changed it to "Official Scoring". Since for football that spot was the game clock, they needed to lift a flap to keep the clock visible in the sun; there was an "official time" sign underneath.

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    I wonder what that 'art' on the fence was written with. I can't imagine people bringing spray paint cans in with them in 1969.

    Had to be handfuls of chalk or dirt just rubbed on the fence.

    Why too did the sod come up in chunks like that? I would guess with the football/baseball wear and tear - that Shea had a fresh sod job during the playoffs. Maybe the loose sod mentioned before was also loose for the Mets in the WS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpineinc View Post
    More '69 celebration and aftermath

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    I always found it fascinating that after the Mets won the Series in '69 the scoreboard had a generic "Thank you for coming, arrive home safely" message instead of a more celebratory one.
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    Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
    Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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    Sunday, July 25, 1965, and between games of a DH with the Phillies (that the Mets split), Yogi, Wes Westrum and others, along with the Mets' faithful, celebrate Casey Stengel's 75th birthday. Unfortunately, the guest of honor could not attend due to breaking his hip celebrating at Toots Shor's the night before, and would have to retire from managing shortly thereafter.

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    Willie signs for the faithful, August 1972

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    Rusty Staub with the putout, Opening Day, Friday, April 6, 1973

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    THE fight, 1973 NLCS

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    Kiner's Korner with Willie Stargell and John Candelaria, June 1975

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpineinc View Post
    Sunday, July 25, 1965, and between games of a DH with the Phillies (that the Mets split), Yogi, Wes Westrum and others, along with the Mets' faithful, celebrate Casey Stengel's 75th birthday. Unfortunately, the guest of honor could not attend due to breaking his hip celebrating at Toots Shor's the night before, and would have to retire from managing shortly thereafter.

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    Willie signs for the faithful, August 1972

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    Rusty Staub with the putout, Opening Day, Friday, April 6, 1973

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    THE fight, 1973 NLCS

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    Kiner's Korner with Willie Stargell and John Candelaria, June 1975

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    Great images, the Rusty pix shows all the weird potential caroms that could happen if a ball hit any of the exposed surfaces around the bullpen windows.
    KK studio pix must have been taken w/wide lens, it wasn't too big. I may have downloaded a few pix taken by my dad in '65 when we were waiting for
    Jim Woods after a Sept. game, my brother and I clowned around the cameras outside the studio while waiting for the ol' Possum. I'll look for them again.
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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    JJ and Lets Go Mets!

    http://710wor.iheart.com/onair/new-y...iums-14647536/

    OK, how to download these files?

    BTW - was there a second verse of lyrics?
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    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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