An interesting note: In 1964, even though the New York Yankees went to the World Series, the basement-dwelling Mets drew 1,732,597 to brand-new Shea Stadium, far more then the Bronx Bombers.
"Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Mets baseball. Today, opening day of the 1964 season, the Mets will take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium.
The Phillies are taking the field and the Mets are coming to bat. The starting line-up for the New York Mets:
Batting in the lead-off spot, playing first base,-
Batting second, the second baseman,-
Batting third and playing third-
Batting cleanup for the Mets,-
Hitting fifth and playing center field-
The sixth batter will be the catcher-
Batting seventh right fielder-
CREDITS & THANKS:
Again, David Rothenberg for the awesome Met photos he shares on facebook. That Joe Christopher is from Dave and what a great hi rez pic. To me that's like gold. Look for your initials in the tree Dave.
The Ron Hunt picture is from Steves Baseball Photography
I colorized the Amado Samuel picture for his card. His backround is a shot from Forbes Field circa 1960.