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  • Gary Dunaier
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    Originally posted by Matt The Hammer View Post
    But I was thinking they had something like Montreal going on in 1969.
    In the context of which you speak, Jarry Park didn't have anything going on in 1969.

    In 1977, Olympic Stadium did (as shown in the photo included with the post).



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  • Matt The Hammer
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    This picture of Harmon Killebrew popped up at the bottom of a news story I was reading. Sent me on a wild goose chase looking for pictures of Met Stadium in 69 hosting some kind of running events and therefore requiring a running track on the field like the walk-up path looks like in this picture.

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    Optical illusion. Just the normal walk up path with the chevrons:

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    But I was thinking they had something like Montreal going on in 1969.

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  • tugger
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    ..........

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  • nicxios
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    The earliest photos in this thread, from page 1 for example, can't be seen. Is it just me or are these lost?

    Edit: Nevermind, I see there was an update of board years ago. Those things always go wrong . At least many of the images still exist. This board is such an incredible resource. It's been a long time but I still get lost for an entire day in here, in a good way!
    Last edited by nicxios; 06-18-2019, 08:11 AM.

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  • ericlc129
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    The one thing about The Met that kinda confused me was the parking lot. Behind the Grandstand was always confusing as heck. Once the lot extended to the outfield, it was fine...but stil...

    Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
    Beautiful color aerials, June 1958

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  • alpineinc
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    Few more to finish up.


    1965

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    WS ticket lines!

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    WS aerial

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    That's it for now, hope you enjoyed them. And all of these photos are offered for sale at the Minnesota Historical Society site:

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  • alpineinc
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    1965 All-Star Game continued -


    And what else would you wash peanuts down with? A cold Grain Belt, of course. Beer here!

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    Grain Belt vendors in the upper deck also doing a brisk business

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    Grain Belt still exists today and apparently still sells quite well.

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    Iconic Grain Belt sign on Nicollet Island in Minneapolis.

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  • alpineinc
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    1965, All-Star Game photo set. July 13, 1965, NL won 6-5. No less than 6 Twins were on the roster. Harmon Killebrew started (and homered), C Earl Battey also started. Tony Oliva pinch-ran and replaced Mickey Mantle in the game. Mudcat Grant, Zoilo Versailes and Jimmie Hall did not participate.

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    Get your peanuts here!

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  • alpineinc
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    Color aerials, June 1961

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    Expanded for 1962

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    Pick your seat, pick your route for 1962!

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    Get your tickets for 1963!

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  • alpineinc
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    Twins home opener, Friday, April 21, 1961. 24,606 on hand. They were 5-1 going into the game but lost this one to the "new" Washington Senators, 5-3. First HR was by the Sens' Dale Long in the first inning off Camilo Pascual. Twins Don Mincher and Lenny Green would later go deep for the locals.

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    Finally, a large photo! Kicking off the second home series at the Met, Sunday, April 30, 1961 vs the Chicago White Sox. Twins again lost 5-3, this time in 11 innings.

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  • alpineinc
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    February 1961, preparation/expansion for the Twins arrival.

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  • alpineinc
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    November 1958

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    1960 aerial

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    Last edited by alpineinc; 11-04-2017, 11:20 AM.

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  • alpineinc
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    Beautiful color aerials, June 1958

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  • alpineinc
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    Early Met photos continued -


    Dedication/Opening Day, Tuesday, April 24, 1956. The Triple-A American Association Minneapolis Millers, the first tenants, hosted the Wichita Braves.

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    Millers' manager Eddie Stanky addresses the crowd

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    Going over the ground rules. George Selkirk is the Wichita manager.

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    First game, first rhubarb. Stanky "was ejected after drop-kicking his hat in the fifth inning when plate umpire Bob Phillips overturned his original decision three times on a steal of home by the Braves’ Joe Koppe." The Millers lost, 5-3.

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    June 1956

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  • alpineinc
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    Early Met photos continued -


    Construction, April 1956

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