Thursday, July 3, 2014
Scorecard of Brooklyn Dodgers v. New York Giants Game on the Day I was Born
On the day I was born, May 29, 1954, my father and my cousin attended the Brooklyn Dodgers v. New York Giants game in the Polo Grounds in Manhattan. My father was a Dodgers fan, having grown up in Brooklyn. My cousin posted this scorecard on my Facebook timeline. He recalls Peewee Reese's and Gil Hodges's home runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Willie Mays, who 12 years later tossed my friends and me a baseball when we were at Shea Stadium, also hit a home run. The Dodgers won. Little did they know that within a few years both teams would move to California.