the ancient mariner
Giants go up 2-0. Go Giants. Hated them in NY, me being from Brooklyn, don’t ya know, but once the pennant race is over I revert to a National League fan.
As for Ott hitting one into the left field seats, Michael.
He musta swung late because his right leg was still up in the air and he didn’t pull the ball—-plus the fact I could throw a ball into the left field seats from home.
My son and I were at the Polo Grounds the day Jimmy Piersall hit his
100th home run, he was a Mighty Met that glorious year of 1962.
He turned around and ran the bases backward to celebrate. A character for sure. He was released the following day–Casey Stengel didn’t want competition on the team for biggest nut case.
The point of the Piersall story is he swung late, hit a high pop into right field which caught the first row of the overhanging upper-deck seats. The right fielder was standing under the ball with his glove extended waiting for it to be an easy out.