Podcast: Cubs at Mets (07.05.1965)

The New York Mets scored three runs in the first inning and hang on to beat the Chicago Cubs, 3-2, at Shea Stadium. The three-run outburst came with one swing of the bat when Mets rookie Ron Swoboda clubbed a three-run home run off Cubs starter Dick Ellsworth.

Podcast: Dodgers-Mets (06.11.1965)

On June 11, 1965, more than 55,000 fans packed in Shea Stadium to catch an old fashioned pitchers duel between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets. Warren Spahn made the start for the Mets and Don Drysdale for the Dodgers. Both pitchers would pitch complete games with the Dodgers edging Spahn and the Mets, 2-1.

When I First Saw Green

The closest I had ever come to seeing the color green was in a jumbo box of Crayola crayons. I had seen shades of green. New York City buses were two-tone green, dark Kelly green on the bottom and a pale green on top.