In 1984, the Tigers had their greatest season ever, and I believe were the first major league team ever to win 35 of their first 40 games. I saw them at home once that year. A Tiger hit a home run with the ba
I now love watching competent neighbourhood softball, which is quite popular here in New Zealand (world softball champs continuously since 1996). Sadly, no one in my family shares my passion.
I'm a lifelong Detroiter and Tigers fan. And yes, that '84 series was the best. Too bad you weren't here in 2006 when we again made it to the World series. And the team has a beautiful new ballpark now.
Sad but the old park was demolished 5yrs ago. (Tiger Stadium)
Glad to hear you watch in NZ
Farther's Day 1958, I was 7. Mom gave Dad tickets to the game and we went. Leaving home, Mom yelled to us as the elevator started to descend to "don't come back without a ball".
Dad told me not to count on that as some people never get a ball after years of going to games, and this would be the first time for both of us.
Anyway, I was enjoying watching my favorites Yankees play sitting in box seats a few rows up from the visitor's dugout. Dad had just ordered a beer (Ballantine, had to be opened with a can opener back then) when everyone around us stood up...Dad stepped on the chair and jumped up and caught a foul ball...and landed on the guy pouring the beer into a cup.
He was not thrilled with that so he jabbed Dad in the leg with the can opener,
When they untangled, Dad handed me the ball that I still have today 54 years ago, I keep the card of the guy who hit the ball that day, my favorite pla
When my children were about 4 and 6 my ex-husband and I, his brother and family went to an Atlanta Braves game. It is the longest game in some history of some kind of ba
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I have never before heard of perfect games in Little League.
A perfect game is an art form I respect but cannot love. I much prefer games where total runs exceed, say, 15.
Little League games are only 7 innings/21 outs long (or were when I played). In the first game only one batter out of 22 reached first base, in the second game nobody reached first base.
Good for you Ernie!
The first time I laid eyes on a major league ballpark has got to be my favorite memory. It was the old Candlestick Park in San Francisco, when the outfield was still open and not fully enclosed. The sounds, the smells, the amazing green grass, and all my heroes out there in real life walking around taking batting practice.
My childhood hero, Johnny Bench, came over once and signed autographs for a bunch of us kids. I was so star struck I couldn't say a word. A friend of mine took a picture of me getting his autograph, but doesn't know what he did with it. :(
Later in life, I had the opportunity to be there when Kirk Gibson hit his iconic blast off of Dennis Eckersly, and I was at the ball park when then earthquake hit in 1989. But nothing surpasses that first glimpse of the big league playing field.
For me it's a toss-up; between the A's winning of the 1989 "Earthquake Series" and the Giants finally winning the World Series in 2010.
I have a many of great ballpark memories. Taking my son to his very 1st MLB game at Busch Stadium II in the summer of 1976 and seeing the Cards win, and than taking my Granddaughter to her 1st MLB game at Busch III on 05/27/2012 and watching the the Cards beat Doc Halladay and the Phillies and wishing my Son Happy Birthday on the scoreboard. For Father's Day 2003 my son took me to 2 ball games in old Yankee Stadium 06/13 & 14. On the 13th we saw Roger Clemons beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5 to 2 to pick up his 300th career win; plus after striking out the side in the top of 1st to reach 3999 K's, The Rocket K'd Edgar Renteria leading off the top of the 2nd for # 4000. Unfortunately the Cards lost on Saturday too. On 05/13/58 a friend's father obtained tickets for the Cards vs Cubs game at Wrigley Field, and surprisingly my Mom let me skip school to go to the game. Where I saw Stan "The Man" Musial, my all-time favorite pla
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Chicago,I'll, I was born in cook county. when i was about 4 or 5 years old, my dad took me to the ball park,not sure of the location,but i remember my dad taking me into the dug out and meet the pla
Growing up in Alabama as a kid we had NO professional sports teams. Once a year Dad would take me to Atlanta to see a Braves game in Fulton County Stadium. It was about a 2 hour drive, but for a 10-12 year old that was nothing. My fondest memories over the years was getting see Joe Torre, and Hank Aaron play for the braves in person. My fondest memory was a twi-night game against the Houston Astros that ended up going 17 innings. The Braves won (Yeaaah) and it was so late we got a motel room instead of driving back so late. I lost my Dad not many years after that to a fatal illness, and I look back at those times with him as the greatest times in my life.
Going to Tiger Stadium with my dad. It was the first sporting event I went to for a pro team. I was just amazed with the energy of the crowd and the stadium life
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My dad never took me to a pro ba
so I took myself as a young man
This would be late 60s early 70s when I first walked in and saw how big it was that was my WOW moment
I learned in Little League ba
feet, he will let you bat several times every game, & sometimes even pitch!
Fall or get knocked down. Skin knees and elbows. "Ouch, it hurts." Get back up and do it all over again. Just like life!
i went to my first ball game last year. i had no idea they were so much fun or that i would meet so many rude people there. even so i would go again. so even if you dont like ba
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Orioles at the park in Baltimore City. They Won of course. Tippy took over and won 1 more game.
for me my favorite ba
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