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5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:07AM #11
newinn
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Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





I've told this story before (I grew up in Lodi by the way), Went to the Stadium for the 1st time in '59. Keeping in mind that TV was all black and white, I will never forget walking the concorse and then through the tunnels that lead to the stands. The color was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.The black scoreboard with the black Ballentine sign and the Yankee logo on it. The grass was the most beautiful green and so perfectly manicured. It was magical. Of course looking around those columns presented their own challengeLaughing 


Games after that, the first thing I did when I got there was check the scorecard to see if Mantle was playing

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:08AM #12
1961wasfun
Posts: 1,043

Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:02AM, nc01 wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





But I know...You're too stupid to remember. Go back to where ever you've been hiding since 1961.


hee hee. What a great story. Thank you for sharing!!



NC...






5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:20AM #13
bumper
Posts: 11,977

Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:07AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





I've told this story before (I grew up in Lodi by the way), Went to the Stadium for the 1st time in '59. Keeping in mind that TV was all black and white, I will never forget walking the concorse and then through the tunnels that lead to the stands. The color was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.The black scoreboard with the black Ballentine sign and the Yankee logo on it. The grass was the most beautiful green and so perfectly manicured. It was magical. Of course looking around those columns presented their own challenge 


Games after that, the first thing I did when I got there was check the scorecard to see if Mantle was playing




hah we were neighbors new. ridgefield. '59 was my first game as well. yup the green, the facade and the cotton candy ... and as a kid, how could you not luv a team w guys named mickey, yogi, whitey & moose ...

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:21AM #14
Jeff Edwards
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Nice guy, but it is time to go. I think he lost the trust of a few players. Time to go. 



He will  something stupid again. It is better to end it now.

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:22AM #15
1961wasfun
Posts: 1,043

Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:07AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





I've told this story before (I grew up in Lodi by the way), Went to the Stadium for the 1st time in '59. Keeping in mind that TV was all black and white, I will never forget walking the concorse and then through the tunnels that lead to the stands. The color was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.The black scoreboard with the black Ballentine sign and the Yankee logo on it. The grass was the most beautiful green and so perfectly manicured. It was magical. Of course looking around those columns presented their own challenge 


Games after that, the first thing I did when I got there was check the scorecard to see if Mantle was playing




Thanks newinn. TV most certainly was B&W and fuzzy as hell but we didn't know the difference then. Being the youngest of 5 it was my job to hold the rabbitt ears on top of the set so the reception would be a bit clearer!


The way you were describing your experience I can almost smell the grass again from later games. Ahh...Mickey. Opening the packs of Topps cards and pulling out a Mantle card. And Tony Kubek. Man oh man the memories. So many of my friends from then have passed. I'm not going to get all sentimental here but my wish would be for all of the younger people today to somehow go back and experience it firsthand. Might make for a better world. I don't know. I love the Yankees!! The names and faces change all through the decades but i'll always love the Yankees!! 

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:23AM #16
Lola
Posts: 29,282

Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:07AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





I've told this story before (I grew up in Lodi by the way), Went to the Stadium for the 1st time in '59. Keeping in mind that TV was all black and white, I will never forget walking the concorse and then through the tunnels that lead to the stands. The color was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.The black scoreboard with the black Ballentine sign and the Yankee logo on it. The grass was the most beautiful green and so perfectly manicured. It was magical. Of course looking around those columns presented their own challenge 


Games after that, the first thing I did when I got there was check the scorecard to see if Mantle was playing




You two could be the same person...

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:23AM #17
newinn
Posts: 38,598

Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:20AM, bumper wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:07AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





I've told this story before (I grew up in Lodi by the way), Went to the Stadium for the 1st time in '59. Keeping in mind that TV was all black and white, I will never forget walking the concorse and then through the tunnels that lead to the stands. The color was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.The black scoreboard with the black Ballentine sign and the Yankee logo on it. The grass was the most beautiful green and so perfectly manicured. It was magical. Of course looking around those columns presented their own challenge 


Games after that, the first thing I did when I got there was check the scorecard to see if Mantle was playing




hah we were neighbors new. ridgefield. '59 was my first game as well. yup the green, the facade and the cotton candy ... and as a kid, how could you not luv a team w guys named mickey, yogi, whitey & moose ...




Never realized you were in my age catagorie (67). Always though you were real smart for a "young guy." LOL. There are a bunch of us here from the north Jersey, Bergen Cunty area

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:25AM #18
Lola
Posts: 29,282

Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:23AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:20AM, bumper wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:07AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





I've told this story before (I grew up in Lodi by the way), Went to the Stadium for the 1st time in '59. Keeping in mind that TV was all black and white, I will never forget walking the concorse and then through the tunnels that lead to the stands. The color was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.The black scoreboard with the black Ballentine sign and the Yankee logo on it. The grass was the most beautiful green and so perfectly manicured. It was magical. Of course looking around those columns presented their own challenge 


Games after that, the first thing I did when I got there was check the scorecard to see if Mantle was playing




hah we were neighbors new. ridgefield. '59 was my first game as well. yup the green, the facade and the cotton candy ... and as a kid, how could you not luv a team w guys named mickey, yogi, whitey & moose ...




Never realized you were in my age catagorie (67). Always though you were real smart for a "young guy." LOL. There are a bunch of us here from the north Jersey, Bergen Cunty area




UH OH.... Spell check alert!!!! Lol!

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:30AM #19
newinn
Posts: 38,598

Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:25AM, Lola wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:23AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:20AM, bumper wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:07AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





I've told this story before (I grew up in Lodi by the way), Went to the Stadium for the 1st time in '59. Keeping in mind that TV was all black and white, I will never forget walking the concorse and then through the tunnels that lead to the stands. The color was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.The black scoreboard with the black Ballentine sign and the Yankee logo on it. The grass was the most beautiful green and so perfectly manicured. It was magical. Of course looking around those columns presented their own challenge 


Games after that, the first thing I did when I got there was check the scorecard to see if Mantle was playing




hah we were neighbors new. ridgefield. '59 was my first game as well. yup the green, the facade and the cotton candy ... and as a kid, how could you not luv a team w guys named mickey, yogi, whitey & moose ...




Never realized you were in my age catagorie (67). Always though you were real smart for a "young guy." LOL. There are a bunch of us here from the north Jersey, Bergen Cunty area




UH OH.... Spell check alert!!!! Lol!




spelling was never my strong smoot. Plus I'm having problems with the keys and space bar sticking on my keyboard

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:33AM #20
1961wasfun
Posts: 1,043

Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:23AM, Lola wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:07AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





I've told this story before (I grew up in Lodi by the way), Went to the Stadium for the 1st time in '59. Keeping in mind that TV was all black and white, I will never forget walking the concorse and then through the tunnels that lead to the stands. The color was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.The black scoreboard with the black Ballentine sign and the Yankee logo on it. The grass was the most beautiful green and so perfectly manicured. It was magical. Of course looking around those columns presented their own challenge 


Games after that, the first thing I did when I got there was check the scorecard to see if Mantle was playing




You two could be the same person...



No..i'm not him Lola. Sometimes I don't even know who I am. But I do know i'm not him.

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