Kingman is on vacation the next two weeks but we left behind some “Beach Reading” in Loge13. This entry comes from site friend Bob, who has an excellent archive of Met memorabilia:
The NY Daily News pulled out all the stops on October 14, 1969 as the World Series moved to Shea Stadium for the very first time. Their front page featured this charming illustration:
and the back page showed two of the team's stars, Tom Seaver and Tommie Agee.
I bought this newspaper on the way to Shea that day, and then preserved it in my scrapbook after the Mets won the game 5-0.
I love the illustration. Recently, I was watching the 1969 series on TV with my son and was amazed at the wardrobe of the patrons. All the men wore suits to the game. When did that stop?