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    I was there for game 1.

    My school was on split session and I was out at 12 noon. My buddy and I would hop on the subway at 179th street in Queens, zip into the city and ride up to the Polo Grounds. I was there at the 1st game on that dreary afternoon, watching them lose to Pitt 4-3. Sat in the upper deck down the right field line and had a real good view of Frank Thomas's HR. Seems like yesterday. I can't recall if it was 1962 or 63 when they had the first Banner Day, but...I was there with my friend marching around the warning track holding our banner. If I still had it I sure it would go for a good amount today on EBAY, but I probably wouldn't part with it. What I did save though was my stub from that first game. Great memories!

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    6-27-1962

    Here is a Letter from the Polo Grounds that was sold on ebay. the letter is from 6-27-1962 and you can see the envolope also
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    Originally posted by whoisonit View Post
    Beautiful photo . . . do you have more ?

    btw-welcome to BB-F !
    Here's another..... from what looks like the Mets first road trip to Wrigley Field (early 1962) of Gil Hodges.
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    Last edited by Let's Go Mets!; 05-29-2008, 11:49 AM.

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    Originally posted by Let's Go Mets! View Post
    Thanks! I have some more, but not many from 1962.
    Never saw this one before. No matter if there from '62, post 'em all ! Thanks !

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    NY/Staten Island Yankees!

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    Originally posted by whoisonit View Post
    Beautiful photo . . . do you have more ?

    btw-welcome to BB-F !
    Thanks! I have some more, but not many from 1962.

    Here's the Duke from 1963....
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    Originally posted by Let's Go Mets! View Post
    Rookie Ed Kranepool at the Polo Grounds.........
    Beautiful photo . . . do you have more ?

    btw-welcome to BB-F !

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    Rookie Ed Kranepool at the Polo Grounds

    Originally posted by mikeq1023 View Post
    my favorite 1962 met- ed kranepool
    Rookie Ed Kranepool at the Polo Grounds.........
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    1962 Mets Games On Audio

    You can now again buy classic 1962 and 1963 Mets games on audio tape from Danrick Enterprises who for years advertised in Baseball Digest. you can find these games on ebay with the USER name of Palmer999.

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    1962 Mets

    Pete thanks for posting this great info.

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    Abe Stark suits me fine

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    the following is all you need to k1962 New York Mets


    1962 New York Mets Official Logo

    Complete Roster

    # Pitchers Height Weight Throws Bats Date Of Birth
    20 Craig Anderson 6-02 205 Right Right 1938-07-01
    26 Galen Cisco 5-11 215 Right Right 1936-03-07
    38 Roger Craig 6-04 191 Right Right 1930-02-17
    35 Ray Daviault 6-01 170 Right Right 1934-05-27
    27 Larry Foss 6-02 187 Right Right 1936-04-18
    27, 34 Dave Hillman 5-11 168 Right Right 1927-09-14
    47 Jay Hook 6-02 182 Right Left 1936-11-18
    29 Willard Hunter 6-02 180 Left Right 1934-03-08
    15 Al Jackson 5-10 169 Left Left 1935-12-25
    36 Sherman Jones 6-04 205 Right Left 1935-02-10
    41 Clem Labine 6-00 180 Right Right 1926-08-06
    19 Ken MacKenzie 6-00 185 Left Right 1934-03-10
    24 Bob Miller 6-01 182 Right Right 1939-02-18
    36 Bob Miller 6-01 185 Left Right 1935-07-15
    26 Vinegar Bend Mizell 6-03½ 205 Left Right 1930-08-13
    26 Herb Moford 6-01 175 Right Right 1928-08-06
    22 Bob Moorhead 6-01 208 Right Right 1938-01-23
    # Catchers Height Weight Throws Bats Date Of Birth
    8 Chris Cannizzaro 6-00 190 Right Right 1938-05-03
    44 Harry Chiti 6-03 225 Right Right 1932-11-16
    17 Choo Choo Coleman 5-09 165 Right Left 1937-08-25
    12 Joe Ginsberg 5-11 180 Right Left 1926-10-11
    5 Hobie Landrith 5-10 170 Right Left 1930-03-16
    5 Joe Pignatano 5-10 180 Right Right 1929-08-04
    16 Sammy Taylor 6-02 185 Right Left 1933-02-27
    # Infielders Height Weight Throws Bats Date Of Birth
    3, 11 Ed Bouchee 6-01 205 Left Left 1933-03-07
    2, 7 Elio Chacon 5-09 160 Right Right 1936-10-26
    6 Cliff Cook 6-00 188 Right Right 1936-08-20
    12 Sammy Drake 5-11 175 Right Both 1934-10-07
    6 Rick Herrscher 6-02½ 187 Right Right 1936-11-03
    14 Gil Hodges 6-01½ 200 Right Right 1924-04-04
    10 Rod Kanehl 6-01 180 Right Right 1934-04-01
    21 Ed Kranepool 6-03 215 Left Left 1944-11-08
    18 Felix Mantilla 6-00 160 Right Right 1934-07-29
    6 Jim Marshall 6-01 190 Left Left 1931-05-25
    4 Charlie Neal 5-10 165 Right Right 1931-01-30
    2 Marv Throneberry 6-00 197 Left Left 1933-09-02
    17 Don Zimmer 5-09 177 Right Right 1931-01-17
    # Outfielders Height Weight Throws Bats Date Of Birth
    1 Richie Ashburn 5-10 170 Right Left 1927-03-19
    3 Gus Bell 6-02 196 Right Left 1928-11-15
    23 Joe Christopher 5-10 176 Right Right 1935-12-13
    29 John DeMerit 6-01½ 195 Right Right 1936-01-08
    9 Jim Hickman 6-04 205 Right Right 1937-05-10
    16 Bobby Gene Smith 5-11 185 Right Right 1934-05-28
    25 Frank Thomas 6-03 205 Right Right 1929-06-11
    11 Gene Woodling 5-09½ 195 Right Left 1922-08-16
    1962 New York Mets Related Links
    STATMASTER: Team Fielding, Hitting & Pitching Statistics
    Team Schedule Message Board




    The 1962 New York Mets played 160 games during the regular season, won 40 games, lost 120 games, and finished in tenth position. They played their home games at the Polo Grounds (Park Factors: 102/106) where 922,530 fans witnessed their 1962 Mets finish the season with a .250 winning percentage.

    Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1962 New York Mets Opening Day starters list, a 1962 New York Mets salary list, a 1962 New York Mets uniform number breakdown and a 1962 New York Mets primary starters list:

    1962 New York Mets
    Opening Day Starters
    Richie Ashburn
    Gus Bell
    Joe Ginsberg
    Sherman Jones
    Felix Mantilla
    Jim Marshall
    Charlie Neal
    Frank Thomas
    Don Zimmer



    1962 New York Mets
    Most Starts by Position

    C Chris Cannizzaro (56)
    1B Marv Throneberry (97)
    2B Charlie Neal (85)
    3B Felix Mantilla (95)
    SS Elio Chacon (110)
    LF Frank Thomas (126)
    CF Jim Hickman (84)
    RF Richie Ashburn (42)
    RF Joe Christopher (42)

    SP Roger Craig
    SP Jay Hook
    SP Al Jackson
    SP Bob Miller

    RP Ray Daviault
    RP Willard Hunter
    RP Ken MacKenzie
    RP Bob Moorhead
    CL Craig Anderson


    1962 New York Mets
    Salaries

    No Salary Data Available

    1962 New York Mets
    Uniform Numbers

    #1 Richie Ashburn
    #2 Elio Chacon
    #2 Marv Throneberry
    #3 Gus Bell
    #3 Ed Bouchee
    #4 Charlie Neal
    #5 Hobie Landrith
    #5 Joe Pignatano
    #6 Cliff Cook
    #6 Rick Herrscher
    #6 Jim Marshall
    #7 Elio Chacon
    #8 Chris Cannizzaro
    #9 Jim Hickman
    #10 Rod Kanehl
    #11 Ed Bouchee
    #11 Gene Woodling
    #12 Sammy Drake
    #12 Joe Ginsberg
    #14 Gil Hodges
    #15 Al Jackson
    #16 Bobby Gene Smith
    #16 Sammy Taylor
    #17 Choo Choo Coleman
    #17 Don Zimmer
    #18 Felix Mantilla
    #19 Ken MacKenzie
    #20 Craig Anderson
    #21 Ed Kranepool
    #22 Bob Moorhead
    #23 Joe Christopher
    #24 Bob Miller
    #25 Frank Thomas
    #26 Galen Cisco
    #26 Vinegar Bend Mizell
    #26 Herb Moford
    #27 Larry Foss
    #27 Dave Hillman
    #29 John DeMerit
    #29 Willard Hunter
    #34 Dave Hillman
    #35 Ray Daviault
    #36 Sherman Jones
    #36 Bob Miller
    #38 Roger Craig
    #41 Clem Labine
    #44 Harry Chiti
    #47 Jay Hook

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    1962 Photo

    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
    In regards to the photo of 7 NY Mets sitting around at Spring Training 1962, I can recognize Casey to the far left and Yogi next to him. Can anyone tell me if the lanky player to the far left is Neil Chrisley? Neil is my mother's first cousin from South Carolina. Thanks! My email is [email protected]. Gregg
    Hello here are the players in that photo from spring training in 1962

    CASEY STENGEL
    GIL HODGES
    DON ZIMMER
    CHARLIE NEAL
    CLEM LABINE
    ROGER CRAIG
    COOKIE LAVAGETTO

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    Originally posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957 View Post
    Here are the 1962 mets at spring training with casey stengel and the gang.
    In regards to the photo of 7 NY Mets sitting around at Spring Training 1962, I can recognize Casey to the far left and Yogi next to him. Can anyone tell me if the lanky player to the far left is Neil Chrisley? Neil is my mother's first cousin from South Carolina. Thanks! My email is [email protected]. Gregg

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    1962 Mets Audios

    Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
    Are these available for trade or purchase either from you or elsewhere, even if for the cost of reproducing them? I would be very interested to obtain some of these. All I have from '62 is the first ever game from St. Louis, which is wonderful with Bob Murphy continuously hawking beer and cigarettes ("wouldn't an ice cold Rheingold taste good right about now...and while you're at it, why not light up a Viceroy?" - classic!). Anyway, any info would be great.

    P.S. And as a Mets fan born in '63, the P.G. evokes great history - would have loved to have seen a game there - but not necessarily sadness on its demise - likely a generational thing. Also, I think '60's Shea is a beautiful reflection of the era (definitely Dodger Stadium light), but by the '80's became a noisy, garishly colored mishmash, albeit with great childhood memories. (he says, ducking from thrown Knickerbocker and Rheingold beer cans - lol)
    Yes you can ge these games. call Mr John Miley from the miley collection at 1-800-844-9143. i also have a list of games that i have from the 1963 season at the polo grounds in the 1963 mets thread here.

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    Originally posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957 View Post
    Hello all. i have posted here in the past about the 1962 and 1963 new york mets games at the polo grounds that i have on audio tape. i will post here my list of games from the polo grounds from the 1962 season that i have.

    4-14-1962 PITTSBURGH at NY METS
    4-29-1962 PHILADELPHIA at NY METS GM 1 DH
    5-11-1962 MILWAUKEE at NY METS
    5-13-1962 MILWAUKEE at NY METS
    5-30-1962 LA DODGERS at NY METS GM 1 DH
    5-30-1962 LA DODGERS at NY METS GM 2 DH
    6-1-1962 SF GIANTS at NY METS
    6-3-1962 SF GIANTS at NY METS
    6-15-1962 CHICAGO CUBS at NY METS
    6-17-1962 CHICAGO CUBS at NY METS GM 1 DH
    7-8-1962 ST LOUIS at NY METS
    7-13-1962 LA DODGERS at NY METS
    7-15-1962 SF GIANTS at NY METS GM 1 DH
    7-15-1962 SF GIANTS at NY METS GM 2 DH
    7-16-1962 SF GIANTS at NY METS
    8-2-1962 PHILADELPHIA at NY METS
    8-4-1962 CINCINNATI at NY METS GM 1 DH
    8-22-1962 SF GIANTS at NY METS
    8-25-1962 LA DODGERS at NY METS
    8-26-1962 LA DODGERS at NY METS
    9-18-1962 HOUSTON at NY METS GM 1 DH
    9-23-1962 CHICAGO at NY METS

    I will also list my 1963 mets games from the polo grounds on audio.
    i do have some road games on audio also.

    there are some games that do exsist that i do have yet.

    Are these available for trade or purchase either from you or elsewhere, even if for the cost of reproducing them? I would be very interested to obtain some of these. All I have from '62 is the first ever game from St. Louis, which is wonderful with Bob Murphy continuously hawking beer and cigarettes ("wouldn't an ice cold Rheingold taste good right about now...and while you're at it, why not light up a Viceroy?" - classic!). Anyway, any info would be great.

    P.S. And as a Mets fan born in '63, the P.G. evokes great history - would have loved to have seen a game there - but not necessarily sadness on its demise - likely a generational thing. Also, I think '60's Shea is a beautiful reflection of the era (definitely Dodger Stadium light), but by the '80's became a noisy, garishly colored mishmash, albeit with great childhood memories. (he says, ducking from thrown Knickerbocker and Rheingold beer cans - lol)

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  • penncentralpete
    Abe Stark suits me fine

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    hi everyone: with all due respect to everybody here, i attended 41 games at the polo grounds in '62 and '63. it was NOT a "mess". it did NOT "stink" ("stunk"). it was very beautiful and smelled of beer and hot dogs. the paint-job was ok and the grass was very nice. i do admit, i never tried to park a car there (i took the train). never once did i feel i was in a dump. i LOVED that stadium and wish it was still standing! by the way, the last time i was in yankee stadium (2004), it reeked of marijuana and i did NOT feel very safe. a guy had a fistfight next isle over from me CARRYING A BABY IN ONE ARM! just my two cents. the "harlem horseshoe" was a great park for baseball. charming, majestic, and historic all at the same time. regards, pete p.s. yes, i'm old enough to have attended giants games at the PG in the 50's, too. i watched jackie and willie in that fine old place.

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