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    What you seem to describe is the 2nd floor. When the Diamond Club elevator doors opened on the 2nd floor (Prior to the circa 1995, modernization of the Mets offices) you could see directly in the glass doors and glass frontage on the office. There was a Mets logo and the legacy corporate name…New York National Baseball Club Inc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheagoodbye1010 View Post
    What you seem to describe is the 2nd floor. When the Diamond Club elevator doors opened on the 2nd floor (Prior to the circa 1995, modernization of the Mets offices) you could see directly in the glass doors and glass frontage on the office. There was a Mets logo and the legacy corporate name…New York National Baseball Club Inc.
    That's it! You nailed it. That is the club I remember.

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    It seems like Shea had the most narrow concourses of all the cookie cutters. Anyone here agree?

    I visited all the cc's but Fulton County. RFK's concourses are much wider than Shea's were.

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    Speaking of The Diamond Club, other than the Hodges and Seaver ones (both currently in the lobbies of their respective Citi Field enterances), I wonder whatever became of the HOF busts?

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    Diamond Club Lobby

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJRogers View Post
    Speaking of The Diamond Club, other than the Hodges and Seaver ones (both currently in the lobbies of their respective Citi Field enterances), I wonder whatever became of the HOF busts?
    Presumptively, there are resting in some storage facility.
    They along with the Championship trophies made for an impressive but simple display.
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    Did the Mets know you were in there looking at the busts and trophy? Looks very Blair Witch... ha ha

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    I believe the HOF busts are in the Citi Field museum.
    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/metr...ntent=mets_hof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Ellen View Post
    I believe the HOF busts are in the Citi Field museum.
    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/metr...ntent=mets_hof
    Those are plaques created for the opening of the HOF in 2010. Not the busts that were in the DCL Lobby from the creation of the HOF through 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Bill View Post
    1960s plate from the Diamond Club.

    This type of plate is called a "Charger," (derived from the French word "Changer" - to change), which is set on the dinner table as a decorative piece, and removed when the first course is brought out.

    Attachment 148547


    Found on Google Books, how one fan got access to the Diamond Club. Meeting the Mets: A Quirky History of a Quirky Team, By Thomas Droleskey

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    http://https://books.google.com/books?id=nG7tBAAAQBAJ&dq=mets+diamond+club&source= gbs_navlinks_s



    And here's a fun article from the New York Times (October 29, 2000) about the celebrity scene at Shea during the 2000 Subway Series with the Yankees. The Diamond Club is mentioned.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/29/st...y-at-shea.html

    From an eBay listing, Shea Stadium Diamond Club menu. The date wasn't specified, but the menu selections and prices scream mid to late 1960s.

    $_57-2_Fotor_Collage_Fotor.jpg
    "Chef Bill"
    Boynton Beach, Florida

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    Very cool. Love the wine bottle prices.

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    A dollar in '64 is worth about $7.60 today in 2015. So multiply those costs by 7.6 to get what they could be today. If this is a '64 menu.

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    Rest in Peace-Nelson Doubleday

    Nelson Doubleday.jpg
    Mr. Doubleday was the product of an aristocratic family but seemed like an affable and likeable fellow. I took this picture of him on Camera Day 1980. It was his first season as the Owner.

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    By the way, the reason Mr. Doubleday is in shadow is because the picture was taken in the dark corridor with bright sun in the background.
    Mr. Doubleday did not ask to remain unidentified.

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    A treasure trove of Kiner's Korners! From 1980, 1985 and 1987, bonus one with Doubleday from Wrigley Field in 1985.








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    It was 50 years ago today

    The first outdoor stadium concert ever in Rock-n-Roll history: August 15, 1965.


    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/fe...-knew-20150814

    "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DN4L View Post
    The first outdoor stadium concert ever in Rock-n-Roll history: August 15, 1965.


    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/fe...-knew-20150814


    To be fair, the first outdoor stadium concert was a year earlier in Kansas City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJRogers View Post
    To be fair, the first outdoor stadium concert was a year earlier in Kansas City.




    Actually that's not being fair.

    The Shea Stadium concert was historic because of the attendance size of 56,000 fans in one outdoor stadium concert event. No other Rock-n-Roll concert before August 15, 1965 ever held that many fans for one Rock-n-Roll show.

    The Beatles' concert at Kansas City's Municipal Stadium, on September 17, 1964 only had an attendance of 22,000. That's less than half the size of the "historic, and never ever been done before" Shea Stadium concert.

    If you want to get technical about the term, "outdoor stadium concert". The Beatles played at Forrest Hills Tennis Stadium, on August 29, 1964, to a mere 16,000 screaming fans. That's three weeks earlier than the unhistoric concert in KC, with only less than 4,000 fans.
    "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheagoodbye1010 View Post
    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!
    I believe it inspired a scene on the Simpsons. The only differences were that Marge Simpson handed out pretzels for the fans to sample, and they injured Whitey Ford after Mr. Burns won a van in a giveaway.

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