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THIS ONE’S DEDICATED TO SHEA
Casey Stengel was the first Mets manager and also the first manager to skipper the team at Shea Stadium. Along with players such as Larry Bearnarth, Rod Kanehl and Jack Fisher, Stengel autographed thi ...
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SHEA STADIUM-SHAPED ASHTRAY FROM DEDICATION
All sorts of memorabilia came out of Shea Stadium’s dedication ceremony, including an ashtray designed to look like the new stadium. Smoking was commonplace at Shea right up until the final season, wh ...
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BASEBALL FROM SHEA STADIUM’S INAUGURAL GAME
After two seasons at the Polo Grounds, the Mets played the first game at Shea Stadium, their new home, in 1964. They battled the Pittsburgh Pirates well but ultimately lost, 4-3. Manager Casey Stengel ...
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HOME AT LAST
The Mets opened the 1964 season at a new home: Shea Stadium. This ball was used in the first game at the stadium, a 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Skippered by Casey Stengel, the Mets would finis ...
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MEASURING METS SUCCESS
The Mets closed out their first season at Shea Stadium with doubleheader losses to the Cincinnati Reds at home. Despite the tough year in 1964, Mets fans packed the stadium consistently. Over 1,700,00 ...
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PROGRAMMING THE FUTURE
Queens experienced a boon of entertainment in 1964, with the opening of Shea Stadium and later the New York World’s Fair. The Mets commemorated both in a program for the first game at the new stadium. ...
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WELCOME TO SHEA STADIUM, 1964
The Mets hoped to make the rest of the league welcome — but not too welcome — at the newly opened Shea Stadium in 1964. The team went 53-109 that season, their best season to date and a 13-game improv ...