Who hit the first home run in Shea Stadium?

Who hit the first home run in Shea Stadium?

Mike Piazza, Steve Karsay, Al Leiter, Chipper Jones and more who were there pull back the curtain on the home run Mike Piazza hit at Shea Stadium in the first baseball game after 9/11/01, and reveal what it means to them 20 years later. Twenty years ago, the unimaginable happened in New York City.

When was the first game played at Shea Stadium?

April 17, 1964
Opening. After 29 months of construction and $28.5 million spent, Shea Stadium opened on April 17, 1964, with the Pittsburgh Pirates beating the Mets 4–3 before a crowd of 50,312. There were no prior exhibition games or events, and the stadium was barely finished in time for the home opener.

Who made the last out at Shea Stadium?

Ryan Church
Nearly 30 minutes after Ryan Church made the last out that will ever be made at Shea Stadium, dashing the Mets’ playoff hopes for 2008, most of the 56,059 fans remained in their seats on Sunday. Surly and bruised, they booed when players from the Florida Marlins came out to collect dirt from the basepaths.

Who were the starting pitchers for the 1969 Mets?

The rotation included starting pitchers Seaver (who won the Cy Young Award with a record of 25-7), Jerry Koosman (17-9), Gary Gentry (13-12), Don Cardwell (8-10) and Jim McAndrew (6-7). The rest of the staff included pitchers who’d have more success in later years—Tug McGraw and a young fireballer named Nolan Ryan.

When did the Beatles play at Shea Stadium?

15 August 1965
The Beatles at Shea Stadium is a fifty-minute-long documentary of the Beatles’ concert at Shea Stadium in New York City on 15 August 1965, the highlight of the group’s 1965 tour.

When did the Yankees play at Shea Stadium?

The New York Yankees played their home games in Shea Stadium during the 1974 and 1975 seasons while Yankee Stadium was being renovated. The Yankees also played one “home” game at Shea in 1998 after a beam collapsed at Yankee Stadium, destroying several rows of seats.

What was the starting lineup for the 1969 Mets?

1969 New York Mets

1969 New York Mets 1969 New York Mets Official Logo Complete Roster
Roster Schedule Hitting Pitching Fielding Statmaster
1 Kevin Collins 1946-08-04
11 Wayne Garrett 1947-12-03
3 Bud Harrelson 1944-06-06

Who was the first Mets player to hit a homer in Shea Stadium?

That homer, the first in Shea Stadium history, was hit by Stargell in the top of the second inning. He later added an RBI double in the fifth, driving in Clemente. Clendenon and Mazeroski drove in the other two runs for the victorious Pirates.

When was the first soccer game at Shea Stadium?

The first soccer game at Shea Stadium occurred during International Soccer League tournament play on June 17, 1965. The original New York Cosmos beat the Washington Diplomats, 2–0, in an NASL playoff game at Shea on August 17, 1976. New York United of the American Soccer League called Shea home in 1980.

When did New York Mets play at Shea Stadium?

Shea Stadium was the home of the New York Mets starting in 1964, and it hosted its only All-Star Game that first year, with Johnny Callison of the Philadelphia Phillies hitting a home run in the ninth inning to win the only Mid-Summer Classic held in the Queens ballpark.

Why was Shea Stadium named after William A Shea?

The venue was named in honor of William A. Shea, the man who was most responsible for bringing National League baseball back to New York after the Dodgers and Giants left for California in 1957.