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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

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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!

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt The Hammer View Post
    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.
    Crowds weren't searched as they are now. Items like small paint cans or spray cans could be hidden easily in jackets worn that day.
    The businessmen there that day wouldn't have brought that stuff in, it was the ones craving to "express" themselves by defacing public property.
    Lindsay and his crowd allowed the city to become a chaotic mess by pandering to this crowd for votes so there was no backlash to this
    kind of vandalism that plagued the city for a generation.
    Jets hadn't seen that field yet, the resodding was necessary due to the rampages 9/24 and at the end of the NLCS. They were just lucky that
    the field conditions didn't effect play during the series.
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpineinc View Post
    It seems legendary when they won that World Series. It felt like Shea Stadium was in its peak after they won in '69.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vin Scully
    So the winning run is at second base, with two outs, three and two to Mookie Wilson. [A] little roller up along first... behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight, and the Mets win it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewYorkEagle View Post
    It seems legendary when they won that World Series. It felt like Shea Stadium was in its peak after they won in '69.
    A friend of my son's wants to sell two seats from Shea Stadium. They were located behind home plate. He resides in Upstate NY. Any advice on how he can sell them?
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    He can try EBAY.

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    You are correct it was a twi night double header. WHN was the Mets radio station and it was a country music station. Johnny Cash and June Carter entertained between games. The Mets were swept by the Phillies

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    Jane Jarvis played the Magnovox Organ in 1964 and 1965 and the Thomas Organ from 1966-1979

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