Sunday, November 30, 2008

1965 Shea Stadium Meets the Beatles

The Mets in 1965 in the 2nd season of Shea didnt do much on the field.

Shea though held a concert there during the summer . Just 4 guys from England that seem to make girls in American go crazy. My friends older brother was up in the upper deck and all he remember was the screaming the crowd made.

Well on this rainy sunday I have linked a couple of beatles videos off of youtube..

The first one is cool in the fact it shows Shea before the crowds settle in. Check it out here

The second is the song I feel fine which you can watch here

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Shea opening day 1964 and All-Star game video

It is always nice when you find nuggets on the Web.

This is 1 min film of the opening game of Shea in 1964.

Also here is a film on 1964 All Star Game.

Click here for the opening game at Shea.

Click here for the 1964 All Star game at Shea. This is awesome it show all the scoring highlights including the 9th inning blast for the National League.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mets final numbers first year at Shea 1964 record

The Mets finished 1964 losing 14 out of the last 17 games. They finished the year with a record of 53-109-1 , 40 games out of first place. In there 1 tie, which was against the Dodgers, earlier in the year in the 2 second game of a DH where they played 5 innnings and the score was 1-1. The game was never continued. It was not counted in there official team record.

The Mets in 1964 were 33-48-1 at home and 20-61 on the road. The only team they played .500 ball against were the Colt 45's . They won only 3 games against the Dodgers and won only 2 contests in the month of April.

The Mets attendance in 1964 the first year at Shea was 1,732,597. The Mets average 21,230 fans that first year

Charlie Smith led the team with 20 home runs and Al Jackson led the team with 11 wins.

Thanks to the baseball alamanac for some of the stats mentioned in this post.