On Wednesday, I started making posts about my Five Favorite Moments at Shea Stadium, from games that I attended. To see Number 5, click here. I will post Number 3 later today, Number 2 tomorrow, and Number 1 on Sunday, which is the final regular season game.
In addition, each post will be followed by a quick video segment of me talking about the moment.
I hope you enjoy them, and feel free to share your favorite memories in each post as well.
Darryl Strawberry was made life electric when he stepped to the plate. When he came to bat in the ‘80’s, the lines would immediately thin out, the halls would become less full and I’d drop everything, no matter how close to the cashier, and scurry to the railing to see him bat.
On July 3, 1990, I abandoned an attempt to buy a pretzel and fled through the tunnel to see Strawberry hit against Xavier Hernandez. The ball sprung from his bat and slammed into the scoreboard, shattering an innocent light-bulb, which remained busted for more than a decade, and was only recently replaced. To me, the busted bulb represented Strawberry’s career: so many bulbs, and too few at-bats to knock them all out.