10 Things That Make Me an Old Guy

The Polo Grounds:  Been there, done that.

1. I went to a baseball game at the Polo Grounds

2. I saw Ted Williams, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle homer…in the same game

3. I saw an NBA doubleheader…at the old Madison Square Garden

4. I remember when New York Football Giants games — even championship games – were blacked out at home

5. I saw Lew Alcindor play…in high school

6. I watched the Giants play at Yankee Stadium….and the Yale Bowl too

7. I saw the Rangers face off against the  Bruins at the old Garden in the days of the Original Six

8. My Dad saw Babe Ruth play

9. I remember goalies without masks and canvas Cons.

10. I saw Honus Wagner play shortstop. NOT. I may be old….but not that old. Wanted to see if you were paying attention lol

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2 Comments on “10 Things That Make Me an Old Guy”

  1. Tc says:

    Great post as usual Rick. You’ve got some great ones there. I always heard that the Giants move to California was justified, unlike the Dodgers,
    because the Polo Grounds were such a dump. But never got there.
    So 1960 for the Mickey, Roger, Ted Hr’s.?
    I did work with a 5′ 8″ clerk who played against Wilt in HS – pretty unlikely and funny.

    • sportslifer says:

      Thanks Tom, the Wilt reference is funny. 1960 for Ted, Rajah and the Mick — first game of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.


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