Greenberg unfinished - Babe Ruth's success steered baseball into a time dominated by power hitters. As Ruth aged, he passed the torch to hitters like Hank Greenberg. Greenberg d...
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Monday, December 21, 2009
Dad took us to our first game at Shea Stadium in 1967. It was a sparkling new ballpark, opened in Flushing, near the site of the World’s Fair, in 1964. Even though the outside was never finished, back then it didn’t seem anything like the eyesore it appears to be when I see it today. Of course, by now, almost 40 years later, I’ve been to Yankee
Stadiumfor a World Series game—and any honest baseball fan will tell you everything looks like an eyesore after you’ve been to the House that Ruth Built for the Fall Classic. But in 1967, I was quite sure Shea Stadium was heaven. And I still think I was right.