Sunday, September 28, 2008

Shea Goodbye :(

I'm upset that I did not get to go to a Mets game this year!!! It's been a long and crazy season but I have to thank this stadium for all the memories!!! Who can forget the little dribbler down the first base line that got by Buckner!!!??? Who can forget Mike's homerun and Liza singing "New York, New York" at the 1st game back after 9/11... I still gives me goosebumps and tears in my eyes! I'm watching the game right now and things don't look to good for our chances at post season play again but this team is still in heart! If any team knows how to pull off a miracle it's the NY Mets. Can't wait to make new memories at Citifield!!!

From the Mets official website(you can also watch videos and get other great Shea Stadium info here) - A list of memorable moments at Shea:

Shea Stadium Moments
April 17, 1964
First Mets game at Shea
July 7, 1964
All-Star Game at Shea. The NL scores four times in the ninth inning to beat the AL
September 12, 1964
First Jets game at Shea
August 15, 1965
The Beatles play at Shea
October 9, 1965
Army - Notre Dame college football - Future President Nixon attended the game
October 30, 1965
Pitt - Syracuse college football - Floyd Little, Larry Csonka and current Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin played for Syracuse
August 26, 1966
The Beatles return engagement at Shea
June 1-8, 1967
Ice Capades - In June? Outside? Very unique
December 29, 1968
Jets - Raiders AFC Championship Game. The Jets advance to the Super Bowl III with 27-23 win
July 9, 1969
Tom Seaver's Imperfect Game The Franchise retires 25 straight Cubs before the perfect game is broken up by Jimmy Qualls. That outing is one of the turning points of the magical 1969 season. The crowd rocks Queens, 59,083 fans are in attendance including Nancy and Seaver's parents.
September 9, 1969
Black Cat Game
September 24, 1969
Mets clinch NL East with a 6-0 win over St. Louis
October 6, 1969
Mets defeat Atlanta, 7-4, in Game Three of the NLCS to advance to the World Series
October 14, 1969
First World Series game at Shea. The Mets beat the Orioles, 5-0
October 15, 1969
A 2-1 Mets walkoff win over the Orioles in Game Four of the World Series
October 16, 1969
Mets win their first world championship with a 5-3 win over Baltimore
April 22, 1970
Tom Seaver strikes out 19 Padres in a 2-1 win over the Padres
June 23-28, 1970
Billy Graham
August 6, 1970
Summer Festival for Peace (Janis Joplin)
July 9, 1971
Grand Funk Railroad
May 14, 1972
Willie Mays first game at Shea as a Met
October 9, 1973
NLCS Game Five - The winner take all game ends in a 7-2 Mets win over Cincinnati
October 18, 1973
The Mets beat Oakland, 2-0, in Game Five of the World Series
October 12, 1975
The Giants (NFL) host the Dallas Cowboys in their first game at Shea The Cowboys win 13-7
November 1, 1975
The Giants beat the San Diego Chargers 35-24 for their first win at Shea
November 15, 1975
Grambling - Norfolk State college football - Legendary coach Eddie Robinson is at Shea. Future Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams is the quarterback
August 17, 1976
Cosmos-Washington (pro soccer) - Pele at Shea
October 3, 1979
Pope John Paul II
October 15, 1980
Howard Cosell and ABCs Monday Night Football makes it first appearance at Shea. The Jets beat Minnesota, 14-7
October 12-13, 1982
The Who
August 6, 1983
Simon & Garfunkel
August 18, 1983
The Police
September 17, 1986
Mets clinch NL East with a 4-2 win over Chicago
October 11, 1986
Lenny Dykstra's two-run home run in the ninth lifted New York to a 6-5 win in Game Three of the NLCS vs. Houston
October 14, 1986
Gary Carter's 12th inning single gave the Mets a 2-1 win in Game Five of the NLCS vs. Houston
October 25, 1986
Game Six of the World Series vs. Boston. Enough said
October 27, 1986
Game Seven of the World Series vs. Boston. New York wins its second title with an 8-5 triumph
September 22, 1988
Mets clinch NL East with a 3-1 win over Philadelphia
October 8, 1988
New York scored five times in the eighth inning to beat the Dodgers in Game Three of the NLCS
October 10-11, 1989
Rolling Stones
October 25-26, 1989
Rolling Stones
October 28-29, 1989
Rolling Stones
August 21-22, 1992
Elton John/Eric Clapton
April 15, 1997
President Clinton comes with Bud Selig and Rachel Robinson to celebrate Jackie Robinson
April 15, 1998
After a piece of concrete falls at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees play Anaheim at 12:05 p.m. at Shea while the Mets host the Cubs for their regularly scheduled 7:40 p.m. start in an unusual Shea doubleheader
October 9, 1999
Todd Pratt hits a solo home run in Game Four of the NLDS vs. Arizona to send the Mets to the NLCS
October 17, 1999
Robin Ventura's 15-inning grand slam single over Atlanta in Game Five of the NLCS
June 30, 2000
New York scored a franchise-record 10 runs in the eighth inning highlighted by Mike Piazza's three-run home run as New York tops the Braves 11-8
October 7, 2000
Benny Agbayani's solo home run in Game Three of the NLDS in the 10th inning gave the Mets a 3-2 win over San Francisco
October 8, 2000
Bobby Jones one hits the Giants as the Mets advance to the NLCS with a 4-0 win in Game Four of the NLDS
October 16, 2000
Mets advance to the World Series with a 7-0 win over St. Louis in Game Five of the NLCS
September 21, 2001
Mike Piazza's home run helps heal the city in the first sporting event in New York after 9/11
October 1-3, 2003
Bruce Springsteen
May 19, 2006
David Wright's RBI single in the ninth inning off Marino Rivera and the Yankees
September 18, 2006
Mets clinch NL East with a 4-0 win over Florida
October 4, 2006
Two Dodgers are tagged out at home as the Mets beat the Dodgers 6-5 in Game One of the NLDS
October 18, 2006
John Maine forces a Game Seven as the Mets beat the Cardinals, 4-2, in Game Six of the NLCS

All graphics from Mets Merized Online


Anonymous said...

I am not a huge baseball fan - I like it well enough but I am Canadian and "our" sport of course is hockey.... I so love how New York is about baseball though.... I love hearing about the fans and the games and watching the movies and all of that.... cheers to your passion!!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl - looks like you definitelly love baseball! :) I think my hubby wishes I were... I just get my head stuck in a book most times - lol.

On a side note, wanted to invite you to drop by the crib when you get a chance, k? I've got somethin' for ya =)

Jessie said...

Thanks Jamie! I've been a fan since I was little :)

Hi Dette! My hubby is a Yankee fan so we are always "at war" during baseball season but it's all in good fun! I am such a tomboy. Now it's time to focus on football season since neither NY baseball team is in the postseason :(
Oh and thank you so much for what you left me at your crib!!! That was really sweet!

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