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Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

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'I'm Tellin' Ya, It Was Sourdough'

Longtime Faith and Fear reader Jason Gerrish is a big fan of the banner he remembers from the Gate A Field Level entrance inside the late, great Shea Stadium, that of Casey Stengel and a man in blue discussing, perhaps, the size of a really good loaf of bread. Or maybe they’re arguing about baseball. Whatever’s going on above, there’s no argument that Jason would like to track down a print of said picture (this one’s from his cell phone) and so far has come up empty. When the banner was put up for auction, it was listed in the ritzy neighborhood of $2,500, and Mr. Gerrish, like any Mets fan, was aghast at the price. Sure, maybe for a beer in 2009…

Anyway, I haven’t been successful tracking down any info on this picture, which I gauge as having been taken during the 1964 season, judging from the right-sleeve patch and lack of number on Casey’s shirt. If anybody knows anything, please pass it on. Thanks.

3 comments to ‘I’m Tellin’ Ya, It Was Sourdough’

  • Anonymous

    Judging from the color of the seats and railings, it looks like Milwaukee's old County Stadium when the Braves played there. Only other park with similar color was Forbes Field but railings appeared different.

  • Anonymous

    My guess Crosley Field..But look at the Umpires face…Indulging the old man and cant keep a straight face..

  • Anonymous

    At first thought it could be Crosley to go with the color of the team, however, Crosley Field's railing wasn't red and the field level seats were yellow (according to the images I was able to see).
    That might not even be an argument with Casey and the ump, since the ole perfessor was famous for going over a point or two not even related to the game in hand..