Shea Stadium opened on this day in 1964, with the Pirates beating the Mets, 4-3. A crowd of 48,736 was on hand. Easily, that crowd has to be over 100,000 by now.
Jack Fisher was the Mets starter and went 6 2/3 innings. The first batter was Dick Schofield. Willie Stargell’s homer in the second was the first hit. Tim Harkness singled in the third for the first Mets’ hit and Ron Hunt scored the Mets’ first run.
Was anybody there that day? It would be fun to hear about it. It would also be fun to hear about your first day at Shea.