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  • CHiller
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    RIP Rusty.

    On another note, and I now wish I had taken a picture of it, the bones of Shea Stadium are rising from the grave! Coming out of Citi Field yesterday, heading west from the rotunda entrance, the pavement in the parking lot is settling. And you can make out cracks and a rise in the pavement that is circular in shape where Shea used to be. It has to be the footings or foundations that were left behind after they tore down the steel superstructure.

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  • alpineinc
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  • The Old Ballpark
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    Thanks Alpine. Goodbye to the Glider.

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  • alpineinc
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  • alpineinc
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    Saturday, July 14, 1979, Old Timer's Day!


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    Original broadcast on WOR!




    Mets would win this one against the Giants on a complete game by Tom Hausman, besting Vida Blue, 3-2. Mets remained in last place, and would end 1979 there, losing 99 games as the Payson/DeRoulet era would draw to a close.

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  • alpineinc
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    More Shea in the 70's and another Old Timer's Game!


    Sunday, May 27, 1979, Pirates in town. 25,545 on hand for Kevin Kobel vs Jim Bibby. Mets already off to a rough start at 15-25, worst in the NL, 10.5 back. Pirates not much better at 19-21, but Stargell and Family would soon catch fire in 1979.


    Richie Hebner at third, as always less than thrilled to be in New York. Hebner went 0-4 but resulting in a respectable .289 on the season at game's end. Hebner would have a 10/79/.268 line in his only season in Queens.

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    Frank Taveras at short. Taveras came to the Mets during the season in April, from the Pirates for Tim Foli (and Greg Field). Due to the trade, dependable Taveras played in 164 official games in 1979, second all-time (1 behind Maury Wills' 165 in 1962) and remains the last to play that many.

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    Taveras at bat. Went 0-3 on the day. Bucs catcher is Steve Nicosia.

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    Kobel pitched well, but the Pirates won on a HR by Bill Robison off reliever Dale Murray in the 9th, 2-1.

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    More 1979 next!

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  • alpineinc
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    Saturday, July 16, 1977 continued -


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    Two best for last, including the only large photo in the set, before the actual game, the Old Timers (and Mr Met) line up for the festivities, with the faithful looking on (complete with classic Spirit of '76 Mets hat!), capped by the now somewhat iconic moment when Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays and Duke Snider strode together from center field to join the rest of the Old Timers assembled on the infield that day.

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    Want more on the 1977 Old Timers Game? Well, why not just watch it for yourself! The original broadcast of the festivities on WOR that day, brought to you by Bob Murphy and your on-field host, Lindsey Nelson:





    The Mets would win the official game, 5-3, courtesy of a 2-run HR in the bottom of the 7th inning by (wait for it) Steve Henderson, off none other than Goose Gossage. Despite this misstep, Gossage was in the midst of an All-Star season (he'd stay in town to participate in the All-Star Game held on July 19th over at the newly renovated Yankee Stadium) and would finish with a 1.62 ERA, signing a lucrative contract in the off-season to join the Yankees in 1978. Craig Swan improved to 5-6 with the win, with Bob Apodaca earning his second save in what would unfortunately be his final MLB season, having a severe elbow injury in Spring Training in '78 and retiring soon afterward.
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  • alpineinc
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    Found a cool photo set taken with a Kodak Pocket Instamatic camera! Original blog post here -> http://findingnostalgia.com/kodak-po...rst-trip-shea/

    Saturday, July 16, 1977. Old Timers Day! The Pirates in town, Craig Swan against Bruce Kison.


    One month removed from the Midnight Massacre (and two days after the 1977 blackout) and now 18 games out of first, the Mets do not appear to be packing them in this summer. Although with the Old Timers festivities, a fairly good crowd of 24,445 would eventually attend this day.

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    Good seats! Kranepool at first. Dig those mustard yellow Pirate unis

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  • Gary Dunaier
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    Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
    Blurry, but an early sighting of Mr. Met on the field! July 1964 per source.
    Shame about the blurriness but it's still an awesome image. Also kinda scary in its own way... just some guy with a giant baseball head on his head. (Yeah, I know today's Mr. Met is basically the same in a better costume, but the fact that you can't see his real arms or hands allows you to suspend disbelief.)

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  • alpineinc
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    Blurry, but an early sighting of Mr. Met on the field! July 1964 per source.

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  • alpineinc
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    Always room for another Shea World's Fair shot. Taken from the Swiss Sky Ride.

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  • dstoffa
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    Originally posted by mandrake View Post

    Not a single fan in this picture (or the others) came dressed up in a make believe player in uniform. This appears to be the 3rd base mezzanine.
    Mezzanine Reserved, Row H, but not 3rd base... This photo was taken from behind the plate. The orientation of the field level seats indicate the location to be home plate, as well as the thinning crowds as one looks down the first base line. The Section numbers were stenciled in the I-Beams at top of each section. One is visible, and I think it reads, "SECTION 3", which would indicate that the section in front of the camera is Section 1 (which is directly behind the plate), and put the photographer in Section 2 (or the aisle between 1 and 2).

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  • alpineinc
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    Never saw this before, great photo of Joan Payson on the field at Shea as the 1969 World Series Championship banner is raised.

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  • tugger
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    Three ads on bottom of scoreboard kind of suggestive ...
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  • sheagoodbye1010
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    Bush Family


    George Herbert Walker Bush while Ronald Reagan's Vice-President also tossed out (from the mound) the first pitch for the 1985 Home Opener.
    By the way, is interesting to note that Bush Sr.'s Uncle was George Herbert "Herbie" Walker, a longtime Mets minority owner.
    I believe that longtime Mets and later Yankees front office executive Arthur Richman is standing next to Mrs. Bush
    Last edited by sheagoodbye1010; 10-29-2017, 06:08 PM.

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