On May 10th, 1968 I grabbed my Milt Pappas (Last Cubs No - Hitter before Zambrano and Roger Maris's 59th home run all fast balls that Milt threw intentionally) signature pitcher's mitt and jumped in my dad's car; destination Forbes Field. I watched the Pirates defeat the Phillies 2-1, Veale got the win, Fyman the loss. Two years later Forbes Field would be torn down in favor of Three Rivers Stadium :rofl2: . My dad didn't know it then but the gift he gave me by taking me to the park for my ninth birthday was the one that lasted my entire lifetime. That day I saw Alou, Stargell, Rojas, ,Callison, Allen, Wine, Clendenon, Mazeroski, Mota, Face and Alley to name a few.
When I watch the game tonight at Yankee Stadium, I'll be looking for all those kids whose dads, moms, grandpaps, grandmas, brothers, sisters, took them to a game they'll never forget the rest of their lives. A priceless gift. Thanks Dad and I Miss You!