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David Cone Perfect Game

Aug 22, 2014 2 Comments by

by Dan Erhardt Even back as recently as 1999, it’s my understanding that the common practice at most ballparks –Yankee Stadium included — was to rip a patrons ticket to validate entrance to the game. Take a look at the picture of that ticket..  notice that it’s fully intact. That’s because I didn’t go. I […]

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 500

Aug 21, 2014 No Comments by

by Chris Bower NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 500 California Speedway, Fontana, California February 24, 2008 One of my best friends, Gary, is a truck driver, and he’s been the hauler driver for several NASCAR teams over the years. When NASCAR would come to Southern California, he’d give me a call and I’d drive down […]

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Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup

Aug 20, 2014 No Comments

by Tatiana Pereira NY Cosmos vs. Donetsk Shakhtar – July 12, 1981 Controversy makes for a good story, and this one involved politics of the time. The Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup of 1981 was supposed to feature (2) NASL teams: NY Cosmos & Seattle Sounders and (2) International teams: Donetsk Shakhter (Ukraine) and South Hampton (England). […]

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You’re Not at Shea Anymore – Opening Day at Citi Field

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

Mets Opening Day 2009 It was a brand new stadium, first home game ever there. Mets had a great ceremony. I was in 304 for that game. I really enjoyed the whole atmosphere of the whole stadium. The Mets started the year off before that against the Reds and Braves, so it wasn’t there first […]

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My First Night Game

Aug 15, 2014 No Comments

By Gretchen K. In the process of cleaning my desk I found these tickets (stubs) from a Phillies game I attended summer 2009. It was the first night game I ever went to. It was an absolutely a beautiful night. The Phillies lost…however…but the time spent with my children, husband, aunt & uncle was priceless! […]

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Life as an Atlanta Falcon Fan

Aug 14, 2014 1 Comment

So many great moments in this one and so many that nearly made me put my fist through my monitor, but at the end of the day, Matt Bryant and Roddy White saved this

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Fernando Valenzuela at Shea Stadium

Aug 09, 2014 No Comments

Mets – Dodgers – May 1981 – if my memory is correct this is Fernando Valenzuela’s first game at Shea Stadium – Dodgers 1 – Mets 0 – Fernando out pitches Mike Scott.  – look at the side of the ticket I  wrote “Fernando Valenzuela”   – the story has to be true. When I did […]

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The 20 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century

Aug 07, 2014 No Comments

It was Dec.’99 and Sports Illustrated was getting the Greatest Athletes from the 20th Century together. Awards and applause for everyone. I remember this stub mostly for the respect that went out for Muhammad Ali

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Day / Night DoubleHeader – the HARD way!

Aug 05, 2014 No Comments

(In the town the brought you DoubleMint gum – here’s a “Two-Two-Two Games in One Day” story for you!) I went to Chicago to visit my Brother and his 1st wife,  he planned a day of baseball few I would assume have had…. 1st we saw the Cubbies in old Wrigley Field in afternoon game […]

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“Franz Beckenbauer Day”

Aug 04, 2014 No Comments

by Tatiana Pereira NY Cosmos vs. Seattle Sounders – May 21, 1978 As a native of Parana, Brazil, I moved to NY when I was 7 years old. A few years later, someone you may have heard of – Pele – debuted with the NY Cosmos. I never saw Pele play in person, but attended […]

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