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#1 Steve Heard

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 12:32 PM

So, I can't claim to be the supreme Giants fan, but I'm no bandwagoner either.

 

My first Giants game was in the summer of 1966, and I was 7 years old. We had moved to SF from New Orleans a year earlier, and I knew nothing of baseball, as we didn't have a major league time there.

 

Willie Mays homered. I was hooked on baseball ever since.

 

We had lots of years of disappointment and near misses, but some great memories, too.

 

I recall going to a game in around 1974 when there were only about 2500 people in attendance. 

 

I was at the last game ever played at Candlestick, and the first game at PacBell (ATT) Park. Had season tickets there, but moved to Folsom the following year.

 

A free beer to anyone who can beat that! 

 


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 12:42 PM

My first game was back in 79- or 80.

 

I remember only the baseball cap someone dropped on the ground in front of me, from the row behind me.

I picked it up wanting to keep it.

 

Later when we were leaving there were some drunks walking through the hallway - I got josteled by an unrelated group of people walking by and dropped the hat right as a drunk spilled beer. I wasnt allowed to pick the hat back up.

 

Dodgers games were never that rowdy.

 

No pun intended. Go figure.

 

ps--- I have no idea what park it was at. But it was a good day overall. That was back when i was in an orphanage and some business people bought tickets and we got to go to the ball park.



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 01:04 PM

First Giants game was the first year Pac Bell Park opened in 2000 and I also had a share of season bleacher seats tickets that year, so I went to nine other games. Also went to my first A's game that year for a playoff game. Wish I liked baseball, but to me it's as exciting as watching paint dry. (And, yes, I "know" the game, so don't say that if I understood or knew the game, I'd like it. My Dad started me off on April 15, 1980 White Sox vs Yankees and everybody has been trying to get me into it since then. Just don't enjoy it.)



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 03:52 PM

For me, it was 1988. For my daughter, June of 1998 versus the Seattle Mariners at Candlestick when she was 13 months old. She's gone to an average of 10 games a year since then as we have season tix. For my husband, I'm sure it was before he was 5, his family had season tix from when Candlestick opened. 


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 04:06 PM

For me, it was 1988. For my daughter, June of 1998 versus the Seattle Mariners at Candlestick when she was 13 months old. She's gone to an average of 10 games a year since then as we have season tix. For my husband, I'm sure it was before he was 5, his family had season tix from when Candlestick opened. 

 

I think Steve might owe your husband a beer!



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:02 PM

For me, it was 1988. For my daughter, June of 1998 versus the Seattle Mariners at Candlestick when she was 13 months old. She's gone to an average of 10 games a year since then as we have season tix. For my husband, I'm sure it was before he was 5, his family had season tix from when Candlestick opened. 

 

 

 

I think Steve might owe your husband a beer!

 

You might be right. It depends on his age. I think I'm about 10 years older. I'll buy him one, either way.


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:13 PM

It was somewhere around 1978, still remember it.

 

I was only 1 year old in 1966 (ducks and runs...)


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:24 PM

Ha ha Ha ha ha. Steve, Clay was born in 1964 so he was only two in 1966. I was born in 1966. But I'm guessing he definitely went to a game sometime in the 60s. I'll ask him when he gets home.

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 12:00 AM

Ha ha Ha ha ha. Steve, Clay was born in 1964 so he was only two in 1966. I was born in 1966. But I'm guessing he definitely went to a game sometime in the 60s. I'll ask him when he gets home.

 

1964 was a good year, so my husband would say. I'm liking 1961.



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Posted 31 October 2014 - 11:33 AM

Game 4 of the 1989 "Battle of the Bay" World Series when the A's swept them.  I was about 15 and have been an A's fan ever since.   Despised the Giants through the entire Barry (Puke) Bonds era and never really had a liking for them since. 



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Posted 31 October 2014 - 10:53 PM

May 30, 1981 against the Houston Astros.  I don't remember the game but I still have the program where I tried to keep score but only got to the bottom of the 2nd inning.  I didn't write down the date of the game but I was able to find the box score that corresponded to the starting lineup. 



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 05:58 AM

I was -13 in 1966... First game was in 1989 when I was 10. Have always been a fan since even before that.

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 07:12 AM

My first Giants game was around 1998. I grew up in the Seattle area and was still living up there at the time. Interleague play was still fairly new and I flew down to watch the Mariners play back to back series against the Giants and A's.



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:34 AM

Rlsliger,
That series was my daughter's first game. June 9 1998 I believe. She was 13 months old.

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 09:10 AM

Steve, we might have been at the same games back in the mid 1960's and into the 1970's.....  I do remember going to a lot of games, Willie Mays, Juan Marichal, Tito Fuentes, Bobby Bonds, Gaylord Perry, Orlando Cepeda, etc.....   I still have all my baseball cards from back then and Orlando Cepeda's autograph.   I really do like the new ATT park, so much better than Candlestick.   Chris


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