Tag: Shea Stadium

Hey David, Can I Have Your Autograph?

An article by posted on July 18, 2016 0 Comments
Hey David, Can I Have Your Autograph?

Everyone has different memories of attending their first baseball game, whether it be as a young child with a parent, going with friends, family, etc. These are memories that we hold near and dear to us, and are special because of the people we went with, the game we watched, and just being in pure […]

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A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

An article by posted on June 19, 2016 0 Comments
A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

It was my first baseball game. And it was almost my last. In the summer of 1972 I was pushing Tonka trucks around the floor in a one bedroom apartment in The Bronx. I noted the wide range of emotions my Dad went through watching a 2 ½ hour baseball game. Happiness, frustration, cheering, despair. […]

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MMO Hall of Fame: Tug McGraw Believed When No One Else Did

An article by posted on March 22, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Hall of Fame: Tug McGraw Believed When No One Else Did

Someone once said “A baseball team is a living breathing thing.” If that’s true, Tom Seaver is our heart, Gil Hodges our brain, Gary Carter our lungs (he breathed life into the Mets in Game 6), Bob Murphy our voice, Keith Hernandez our eyes. And Tug McGraw? Tug would be our spirit. America has changed […]

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Nationals Sign Daniel Murphy To 3-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 24, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Daniel Murphy To 3-Year Deal

According to multiple sources, but first reported by Jim Bowden of ESPN, Daniel Murphy has signed a 3-year deal with the Washington Nationals worth  $37.5 million dollars . The deal is pending a physical. The Nationals will forfeit their first round pick in next year’s draft, while the Mets pick up a compensation pick between […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Mets!

An article by posted on October 24, 2015 0 Comments
Everything’s Coming Up Mets!

Shea Stadium Memorabilia from The Rashbaum Collection On view from October 8 to November 29, 2015 The objects and images in this front-room display at The City Reliquary offer a tangible history of the New York Mets and of Shea Stadium, the team’s former home from 1964 until its demolition in 2008. Shea Stadium was […]

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A “Perfect” Father’s Day At Shea

An article by posted on June 21, 2015 0 Comments
A “Perfect” Father’s Day At Shea

On June 20, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jim Bunning threw a perfect game against the New York Mets in the first game of a doubleheader at Shea Stadium. With his wife and children in the stands, here’s what happened … By the eighth inning 32,904 Mets fans were cheering for the Philadelphia Phillies, for […]

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When Will Citi Field Be Home?

An article by posted on March 29, 2015 0 Comments
When Will Citi Field Be Home?

One thing that you can always count on is the New York Mets. It does not matter what happens in life, a death in the family, a break-up with someone you have dated for years or a fight with your parents. Those lovable losers will still play a game most nights from March through September, […]

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Remembering 9/11: Never Forget

An article by posted on September 10, 2014 0 Comments
Remembering 9/11: Never Forget

Time does not heal all wounds. The pain of what happened on September 11th, 2001 has not subsided. We can put the tragedy of what took place on that day in the back of our minds, but we can never put it out of our hearts. Lets take some time to remember those victims and […]

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Remembering Shea: An Amazin’ Icon Passes

An article by posted on April 17, 2014 2 Comments
Remembering Shea: An Amazin’ Icon Passes

For the next three days, we’re going back and picking out some of our favorite posts that celebrate the great memories of Shea Stadium. We begin with this post, originally written by me on February 10, 2008. From the very first day that Shea Stadium opened its gates and embraced their new team, the New […]

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Mets To Celebrate Shea Anniversary With $3.50 Tickets

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Celebrate Shea Anniversary With $3.50 Tickets

CELEBRATE SHEA STADIUM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH $3.50 TICKETS  The New York Mets today announced the club will celebrate Shea Stadium’s 50th Anniversary by rolling back tickets for games this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 18-20) against the Atlanta Braves to the 1964 box seat price of $3.50. Shea Stadium officially opened on April 17, 1964 when the Mets […]

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