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A 1964 Shea Stadium postcard and the great Pearl Bailey

I finally got around to scanning in a pile of various things I’ve picked up over the past year, and this is one of the cooler ones. It’s not just the 1964 view of Shea Stadium in its first year, featuring the colored panels hanging outside the ramps, the old buses parked near the subway

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The Mayor at the Mayor’s Cup

Mayor Koch at Shea, April 1989 I think Ed Koch was my first celebrity sighting. It was 1989 and my father, uncle, cousin and I had driven up to Shea Stadium for the Mayor’s Cup game between the Mets and Yankees to end spring training. Our seats were in the upper deck, but we arrived

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Baseball Future: Minor leaguers and arrogant sports writers

All-Star Sunday, July 11, 2004, Houston I went to the ballpark before 1 p.m. to get my press pass and check out the stadium a bit before the Futures Game. For some reason, I wasn’t surprised when they couldn’t find my credentials at will call, but they were prepared and I was sent over to

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