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    Quote Originally Posted by alpineinc View Post
    Grounds crew switching out the bases
    Wow, I had no idea they did that back then. I thought switching bases was a relatively recent thing, once clubs realized they could sell them to collectors.
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    Last edited by alpineinc; 01-24-2015 at 06:44 PM.

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    Maybe here before. Thursday, April 23, 1964, visitors flock to the World's Fair grounds. Later that day, Shea would host it's 4th ballgame ever, as the Mets would lose to the Cubs, 5-1, in a 15-hit barrage against Tracy Stallard, with triples for both Ernie Banks (3-5) and Lou Brock. Stallard would lose 20 that year and be traded to the Cards at season's end.

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    HOLY CRAP!

    Years ago I tried to answer a question about Cash and June Carter appearance at Shea Stadium by going to an official Cash Forum (JohnnyCash.com) who had people who tracked all Johnny Cash concerts. And I was told it NEVER HAPPENED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJRogers View Post
    HOLY CRAP!

    Years ago I tried to answer a question about Cash and June Carter appearance at Shea Stadium by going to an official Cash Forum (JohnnyCash.com) who had people who tracked all Johnny Cash concerts. And I was told it NEVER HAPPENED!

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    I'm glad I could help! Although someone posted here back in August 2011 that the concert was on August 22, 1967, between games of a doubleheader with the Phillies, there is still very little info on this concert, nothing in news archives so far, and even the pretty thorough Cash website that posted the photos don't list it in their 1967 concert database (http://www.johnny-cash-infocenter.co....php?year=1967), but that's definitely him, and definitely 1967 with Met Tommy Davis in the background. If I can find more info anywhere I'll post it.
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    Now that's a real doubleheader. Two games plus Johnny Cash on for one ticket? Far cry from today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    Wow, I had no idea they did that back then. I thought switching bases was a relatively recent thing, once clubs realized they could sell them to collectors.
    I would think it should be done simply as a security measure. I mean, what if someone hid a handgun under second base, as part of a plot to hypnotically trigger the right fielder to use it for an assassination during the 7th inning stretch? That's been a known risk since at least 1988.

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    Very small crowd at that Seaver first win. But it is interesting to note how they "papered the house". There are even folks sitting in Section 47 of the Upper Deck. Strangely, there a small isolated group seated in the lower field boxes in the left corner.
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    I attended another mystery concert at Shea. Extremely popular country singer Freddy Fender entertained a pre-game Shea gathering circa 1979.

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    Freddy Fender had two crossover hits in the mid 70s, he was mostly popular with the country and western crowd as it was called back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheagoodbye1010 View Post
    Very small crowd at that Seaver first win. But it is interesting to note how they "papered the house". There are even folks sitting in Section 47 of the Upper Deck. Strangely, there a small isolated group seated in the lower field boxes in the left corner.
    That could've been me up in Section 47. I went to that game with my sixth grade class. I recall Seaver, the score, and that I had to do some sort of writeup for the parent-teacher publication in which I noted that Class 6-4 didn't waste time, we went to the third home game of the season - which the teacher questioned. Also a girl complained that she passed her quarter to the hot dog vendor but in all the confusion with kids, quarters and hot dogs, she never got hers.

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    Today is superbowl sunday (feb. 1 2015)

    cheer squad in the 60's/70's and today

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    NY Jets cheer/dance squad at shea
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    Tom Seaver loses perfect game in 9th
    7/9/69: Jimmy Qualls' clean single breaks up Tom Seaver's perfect game with one out in the top of the 9th inning

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    Hot Apple Pie Night at Shea

    I recall another Shea musical performance that was not as well received as The Beatles or Grand Funk Railroad.

    The year was 1980 and the new ownership group lead by Nelson Doubleday, a young Fred Wilpon and a company called City Investing had just taken guardianship of the franchise.

    One of the exciting promotional initiatives was “Apple Pie Night”. Each patron passing the turnstiles received a coupon which could be redeemed at any concession stand for a slice of Apple Pie.
    As an extra bonus the visiting Astros house band, The Hot Apple Pie, would perform. When they came out to perform a Disco number during the 7th inning stretch, the Shea denizens turned on them. Boos and catcalls drown out the performance and they hastily retreated to the Astros dugout while being pelted with Apple Pies!

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    Mets clinch NL East with win over Cubs
    9/17/86: Dwight Gooden gets Chico Walker to ground out for the last out as the Mets clinch the NL East with a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    Wow, I had no idea they did that back then. I thought switching bases was a relatively recent thing, once clubs realized they could sell them to collectors.
    I think they did it once a game, probably mid-game. I remember Yanks doing it in 70's. By the 80's I was getting a beer every half inning and would have missed it.
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    Bunning completes perfect game with K
    6/21/64: Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning strikes out John Stephenson for the final out of his perfect game



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