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Posted by Nate Goldman on Tuesday, March 17th 2020:

In Reply to: Re: BROOKLYN TRIVIA QUESTION posted by dave f on Tuesday, March 17th 2020:

Regarding the NY Mets, I was at the opening game at Shea Stadium on April 17, 1964. The Mets played the Pittsburgh Pirates. I remember seeing Clemente, Clendenon, and Stargell of the Pirates playing against the Mets. Willie Stargell hit the first home run at Shea Stadium on that day. Also, I saw Casey Stangell run out onto the field. Casey was quite a charater. Duke Snider played on the Mets team in 1964, but I don't recall seeing him play on that day; however, I saw him play in 1956 at the World Series, at Yankee Stadium (Dodgers vs. the Yankees). I saw Mickey Mantle smash a home run so far at that game, that it bounced off the gates of the subway station, about 400 feet away.

Many years later, in 1987, I ran into Moose Scowron, who was visiting a Columbus Clippers game (minor league team), in Columbus, Ohio. He was not a nice person, and became abrasive when I told him of the home run that I saw Mickey Mantle hit. He tried to deny that it ever occurred. Unlike Mickey Mantle, Moose Scowron was no gentleman.

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