Originally Posted by New York Red
I participated in the older thread, but will again, briefly. My first game was either 1968 or 1969. It was at Crosley Field against the Giants. That's all I remember, and I only know that much because I always remembered my dad telling me at the time, "That's Willie Mays right there, son". I never forgot him saying that.
Some of you guys have incredible memories, to be able to recall dates and scores of your first game so many years later. I realize baseball-reference is a huge help, but how do you know the date to look up? Did you keep ticket stubs, game programs and/or scorecards? I'd give almost anything to have some kind of souvenir from my first game, but unfortunately I don't.
I had to look up the date thru boxscores but I knew the teams - the score & the month & year
If mom had kept my scorecard after I left for college ---- or my baseball cards -- or my comic books -- or my slot cars -- or my -- well you get the idea