— Days Without Shea —

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by Kingman on January 1 at 12:35PM


Courtesy of the Bobster. Even the Reingold ads were innocent back then. Or were they? 

Place: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York.
Date: October 14, 1969
Event: World Series, Game 3.

Nolan Ryan is about to throw a curve ball past Paul Blair of the Baltimore Orioles to end the third game of the World Series.  The win gave the Mets a 2-1 lead in games.  Two days later, the Mets captured their very first World Series championship.

This was the very first first World Series game every played at Shea Stadium.  Ryan pitched in relief of Gary Gentry, who was credited with the victory.  The game is best remembered for Tommie Agee's two spectacular catches.  Agee also homered in the first inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.

[January 2, 2008 12:19 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Bobster said

The Mets pitching and defense was phenomenal in the '69 Series...the Orioles scored just 9 runs in 5 games! And this with a team with Frank and Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell, Paul Blair and Davey Johnson.

[January 4, 2008 1:40 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Mike said

That ad in the back is hysterical!

Are you going to spotlight any memorable Jets games at Shea? Granted, there aren't many, but . . .

[January 8, 2008 5:09 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Bobster said

All together now...

"My beer is Rheingold the dry beer...

Ask for Rheingold whenever you buy beer..."

How old do you have to be to remember that commercial?

Rheingold sponsored the Mets broadcasts for many years when they were on Channel 9. Does Rheingold even exist anymore?

As for the 10-minute head...well.....

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