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List of 75 Greatest Moments at Shea Presented by Nikon07/22/2008 3:18 PM ET
Here is the list of 75 Greatest Moments at Shea Presented by Nikon. Fans can vote by clicking here. 1960's: April 17, 1964 - The first Mets game is held at Shea, in front of 48,736 fans. April 19, 1964 - The Mets beat Pittsburgh, 6-0, for their first win at Shea. May 31, 1964 - Longest Day. The second game of a doubleheader vs. San Francisco lasts 23 innings. July 7, 1964 - All-Star Game at Shea. The NL scores four times in the ninth inning to beat the AL. September 12, 1964 - First Jets game at Shea. Jets rout Denver, 30-6, in front of 45,665 fans. June 17, 1965 - First International Soccer Game - Brazil vs. England August 15, 1965 - The Beatles hold the first major outdoor stadium concert, in front of a crowd over 60,000 September 2, 1965 - Casey Stengel's #37 is the first Mets uniform to be retired. October 9, 1965 - Army vs. Notre Dame college football. Notre Dame beats Army 17-0 with President Nixon in attendance. August 23, 1966 - The Beatles play return engagement at Shea with over 45,000 in attendance. May 21, 1966 - Puerto Rican Silver Medalist Jose "Chegui" Torres defeats Wayne Thornton in 15 rounds to defend his Light Heavyweight Championship September 29, 1966 - Emil Griffith defeats Nino Benvenuti to win the world middleweight title. June 1-8, 1967 - Ice Capades are held outside during one of the hottest weeks of the year. December 29, 1968 - Jets vs. Raiders AFL Championship Game. The Jets advance to Super Bowl III with 27-23 win. April 10, 1969 - Tommie Agee belts the longest home run in the stadium's history - the only fair ball to reach Shea's upper deck. July 9, 1969 - Tom Seaver retires 25 straight Cubs before the perfect game is broken up by Jimmy Qualls. September 9, 1969 - Black Cat Game. Fateful feline crosses Cubs dugout as New York wins to pull within a half game of first place. September 24, 1969 - Mets clinch the NL East with a 6-0 win over St. Louis. October 6, 1969 - Mets defeat Atlanta, 7-4 in NLCS Game 3 - the first postseason game at Shea - to advance to the World Series. October 14, 1969 - First World Series game at Shea. The Mets beat the Orioles, 5-0 with 56,635 fans in attendance. October 15, 1969 - Mets defeat Orioles 2-1 in the 10th inning to win World Series Game 4 with 57,367 fans in attendance. October 16, 1969 - Mets win their first World Championship with a 5-3 win over Baltimore with 57,397 fans in attendance. 1970's: April 22, 1970 - Tom Seaver strikes out 19 Padres en route to a 2-1 win on the first-ever Earth Day at Shea. June 23-28, 1970 - Billy Graham holds rally before 36,500 fans. August 6, 1970 - Summer Festival for Peace features Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater Revival. July 9, 1971 - Grand Funk Railroad in concert becomes second group, after the Beatles, to sell out Shea Stadium. May 14, 1972 - Willie Mays hits first home game as a Met off Don Carrithers in a 5-4 Mother's Day win over the Giants. June 9, 1973 - Gil Hodges #14 is formally retired. September 20, 1973 - The Ball on the Wall play highlights a 13-inning win over the Pirates to pull within a half game of first. September 25, 1973 - Willie Mays Night at Shea ends with Willie saying good-bye after a 2-1 win over the Expos. October 8, 1973 - NLCS Game 3 - Bud Harrelson and Pete Rose start bench-clearing brawl in a 9-2 Mets win. October 9, 1973 - NLCS Game 5 - The winner take all game ends in a 7-2 Mets win over Cincinnati. October 18, 1973 - Mets beat Oakland, 2-0, in World Series Game 5. Jerry Koosman and Tug McGraw pitch a shutout. 1975 Sports Season - Mets, Yankees, Jets and Giants all play at Shea. October 12, 1975 - The Giants (NFL) host the Dallas Cowboys in their first game at Shea - a 13-7 loss. November 15, 1975 - Grambling vs. Norfolk State features coach Eddie Robinson and future Super Bowl MVP, Doug Williams. July 23, 1976 - Jethro Tull performs in concert. August 17, 1976 - Pele plays in Cosmos vs. Washington professional soccer match at Shea. July 13, 1977 - The lights go out at Shea - Game lit by car headlights as Jane Jarvis plays Christmas songs on the organ. October 3, 1979 - Pope John Paul II visits Shea. An all day rainstorm ends just as the Pontiff begins his service. October 15, 1979 - Howard Cosell and ABCs Monday Night Football's first appearance at Shea. The Jets beat Minnesota, 14-7. 1980's: 1981 Season - The Home Run Apple Hat "arrives" before the 1981 campaign. October 12-13, 1982 - The Who in concert, draws nearly 140,000 for the two days. August 6, 1983 - Simon & Garfunkel perform in concert. August 18, 1983 - The Police play in front of a sold out crowd of 70,000. December 10, 1983 - The Jets final game at Shea is a 34-7 loss to the Steelers with 53,996 in attendance. April 9, 1985 - Gary Carter begins Mets career with a walkoff home run in the 10th inning to beat St. Louis on Opening Day. September 17, 1986 - Mets clinch NL East with a 4-2 win over Chicago before 47,823. October 11, 1986 - Lenny Dykstra's two-run home run in the ninth lifts New York over Houston in Game 3 of the NLCS, 6-5. October 14, 1986 - Gary Carter's 12th inning single gives the Mets a 2-1 win in NLCS Game 5 vs. Houston. October 25, 1986 - World Series Game 6 vs. Boston. Enough said. October 27, 1986 - World Series Game 7 vs. Boston. New York wins its second title with an 8-5 triumph. July 24, 1988 - Mets retire Tom Seaver's #41 in a pre-game ceremony. September 22, 1988 - Mets clinch NL East with a 3-1 win over Philadelphia October, 1989 - Rolling Stones perform six shows - October 10, 11, 25, 26, 28, and 29. 1990's: August 21-22, 1992 - Elton John/Eric Clapton perform in concert. September 14, 1996 - Todd Hundley sets the single season record for a Major League catcher with his 41st home run. April 15, 1997 - President Clinton, Bud Selig, and Rachel Robinson attend 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's Major League debut. June 13, 1997 - First Interleague Game at Shea - The Red Sox down the Mets, 8-4 with 44,443 in attendance. April 15, 1998 - The Yankees and Mets each play different teams at Shea to make for an unusual doubleheader. May 20, 1999 - Robin Ventura becomes the first in Major League history to hit a grand slam in both games of a doubleheader. October 3, 1999 - Melvin Mora scores on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth to force a one-game playoff the next night at Cincinnati. October 9, 1999 - Todd Pratt hits a solo home run in NLDS Game 4 vs. Arizona to send the Mets to the NLCS. October 17, 1999 - Robin Ventura hits walkoff "grand slam single" in the bottom of the 15th inning against Atlanta in NLCS Game 5. 2000's: June 30, 2000 - Mike Piazza homers in the eighth to score three, of a then franchise-record 10 runs, to top the Braves 11-8. October 7, 2000 - Benny Agbayani's 13th inning solo home run in NLDS Game 3 gives the Mets a 3-2 win over San Francisco. October 8, 2000 - Bobby Jones tosses one-hitter against the Giants as Mets advance to NLCS with a 4-0 NLDS Game 4 win. October 16, 2000 - Mets advance to the World Series with a 7-0 win over St. Louis in NLCS Game 5. September 21, 2001 - Mike Piazza's home run vs. the Braves helps heal New York in its first sporting event since 9/11. October 1-3, 2003 - Bruce Springsteen ends his world tour at Shea Stadium. May 5, 2004 - Mike Piazza sets Major League mark for career home runs by a catcher with number 352, in win over the Giants. September 18, 2006 - Mets clinch NL East with a 4-0 win over Florida. October 4, 2006 - Two Dodgers are tagged out at home as the Mets beat the Dodgers 6-5 in NLDS Game 1. October 19, 2006 - Endy Chavez' makes one of the best catches in postseason history in NLCS Game 7. July 16 & July 18 - Billy Joel performs two sold-out concerts in front of a combined crowd of 115,000 for "The Last Play at Shea".
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