Happy SUNday! – Shea Stadium August 19, 1972

New York Mets vs. Cincinnati Reds at Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York. A Saturday afternoon game on August 19, 1972, with a crowd of 43,257 fans. The Mets lost 5-0 to the Reds.

47 years ago almost to the day.

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(L-R) Pete Rose LF, Tom Gorman Home Plate Umpire, Yogi Berra Manager, Chris Pelekoudas 1B, Nick Colosi 2B, Andy Olsen 3B.

Tom Seaver

The GREAT Tom Seaver hitting flies to the outfielders before the start of the game during warmups.

Johnny Bench

The great Johnny Bench takes a mighty home run swing. He did hit a home run that game (#27) and was playing right field. The GREAT Jerry Grote is catching for the Mets.

All pics were taken by me with my trusty Yashica TL Electro-X 35mm SLR on Kodak Ektachrome 64 color slide film. I was using a 2x teleconverter on my 50mm Auto Yashinon lens.

The high temperature was 84 degrees which was recorded at Central Park. Bright sunshine and low humidity – perfect baseball weather!

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The Mets record stood at 59-52 which is just a bit lower than their 2019 record of 63-60 but still in the typical range for the Mets this time of year.

Have a great day everyone and Let’s Go Mets! – Chris

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Fire 1!

Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets flamethrower.

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Also known as Thor.

Stayin’ true to the orange and blue! LGM!

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No Longer ‘YashicaChris’ – now Chris and Carol

We’ve decided to change the names on our blog to better represent ourselves ^.^

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We are Chris and Carol and we thank our many followers and the many visitors to our little blog – we had nearly 28,000 views in 2017 and that just blows our minds! Yes, we’re die-hard Mets fans. If you’re gonna root for a team you better be in it for the long haul – through the ups and downs, good times and bad.

We’re about to celebrate 44 years of marriage! Woo Hoo us!

Thanks for sticking with our blog and showing us some love!

All the best to our great readers!

C&C ^.^

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Mets vs Braves – July 2009

While downloading some forgotten images that were stored on my busted hp laptop, we came across these pics from a trip to see the Atlanta Braves take on our New York Mets at Turner Field in Atlanta. It was an early start Sunday night game that began at 6PM on ESPN.

Atlanta, Georgia on July 9th at 6PM – should have been nuclear hot out but it wasn’t. We caught a break! But the Mets didn’t!

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Standing in the parking lot of Turner Field where the Fulton County Stadium used to be. My son, T.J. is standing near the original outfield wall where Hank Aaron hit his historic home run.

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Of course starting in 2017, the Braves no longer play at Turner Field. They only played there for 20 years before moving to SunTrust Part on the northside of Atlanta.

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One of the first sights of Turner field when you first walk in.

 

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‘Met Killer’ and Braves great Chipper Jones #10 at the plate in the first inning. The Mets great David Wright #5 is just visible in the upper left of the image playing third base.

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Good sized crowd for the ESPN Sunday Night game.

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Miss Jackie – long time usher for the Braves works in the stands behind home plate. A super lady and friendly to smiling Mets fans too!

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Me and Miss Jackie pose for a pic after the Braves beat my Mets, 7-1.

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My guy Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets.

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Last sight of Turner Field for us as we didn’t get a chance to go back before the Braves moved on.

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Popular one time Brave, Jeff Francoeur #12 at the plate in his first appearance back in Atlanta as a Met.

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Ah yes… the 1969 Atlanta Braves. The team the Mets beat in 3 straight games in 1969 to win the National League Pennant and then go on to win the World Series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Thanks for your visit!

Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Chris and T.J.

 

Magical Day with our Mets!

Wednesday, March 22nd was our 43rd wedding anniversary! So we celebrated by going to see our New York Mets at their Spring Training facilities at Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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Beautiful ball field inside and out!

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Previously known as Tradition Field.

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ESmiling Mets vendor selling Matz jerseys.

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Starting lineups for both teams.

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As well maintained as any Major League field. Bright blue Florida sky on a warm Spring day.

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Still early – crowd filling in nicely.

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Jose Reyes 3 our All-Star third baseman playing third in place of David Wright 5.

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Jay Bruce 19 just before he homered to deep right field.

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Zack Wheeler 45 pitching in relief of Steven Matz 32.

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Curtis Granderson 3 loads up just before his home run swing.

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Pitching change. Jeurys Familia 27 takes his warm up pitches as his team mates catch up on the afternoon’s activities (L-R Duda 21, Reyes 7 and Walker 20)

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Yo-Yo Yoenis Cespedes 52.

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Familia 27 delivers a pitch.

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SNY TV Mets broadcasters (L-R Keith Hernandez, Somebody and Ron Darling).

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Other than the final score… 15-9, it was a blast to see the players again in one of the nicest places to see a game. We got to spend the day together and that was the best part!

Thanks for your visit! And Let’s Go Mets!