— Days Without Shea —

Filed under: Baseball | Mets | Shea
by Kingman on February 24 at 11:53AM

Loge13’s own Ron Hunt has been sharing with us artifacts from his extensive Shea archives. This may be the best item yet: Ron and his dad, Helmet Day 1967. Or did we figure out this was 1968? Either way, a great photo of a boy and his pop in the Mezzanine section:

Helmetday1

I still have a small pile of those helmets floating around. This photo is 40 years old but you could have told me this was from last season and I’d believe it. Kids and parents bonding at games: that’s probably how most of us got hooked on baseball and why most of us endure the perceived slights against us as fans. Which reminds me, I still have to organize that last game at Shea Stadium with my kids.

Thanks Ron!



[February 24, 2008 12:02 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Eli said

Helmet day was THE day to go to Shea. No question.

[February 25, 2008 1:10 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Tom said

Believe it or not, my 1st ever game a Shea was on Helmet NIGHT 1967(late July). My father and I just like the picture you show(which must be from 1968 but who cares)

[February 25, 2008 2:08 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

Yup, it's 1968, I checked my collection of old scorecards at home and that red front, which had a drawing of two Met infielders, is from 1968. Sorry for any confusion.


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