P1000291

sweetswinger

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Longtime, long suffering Cubs fan now lving in Ithaca, NY. Grew up in Chicago. Most memorable Wrigley Field moments I witnessed:
1953--Sitting in right field bleachers and saw fans throw pouches of chewing tobacco at Hank Sauer (which Hank gratefully accepted and stuffed in his pockets) when he returned to the field after hitting a home run the previous inning against the Cardinals.
1958--Saw Bobby Thompson (yes that Bobby Thompson) just miss hitting a two-out, two-run HR in the bottom of the ninth that was hauled down at the vines on a great leaping catch by, of all people, Andy Pafko (yes that Andy Pafko--consider the irony) in a 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Braves.
1960: Almost caught a home run Ernie Banks hit in the bottom of the tenth against Don Drysdale that gave the Cubs a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers.
1969: Was sitting under the scoreboard in the center field bleachers at Kenny Holtzman's no-hitter against the Braves. I distinctly remember Billy Williams in left giving up on a Hank Aaron flyball that looked like a sure HR only to have it held up by the wind with Billy adjusting in time to make the catch.

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