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 knew we played the Dodgers. I knew I moved to the area in August of '81. I looked up boxscores and I knew I saw an extra inning game where Oester hit the walkoff (Dad had said "if the Reds don't score in the 10th we are going home"). So when found that boxscore, I put 2 and 2 together and came up with 1, Game 1 of many.