Appel: My first game: Ebbets Field, 1955

From SABR member Marty Appel at The National Pastime Museum on September 15, 2014:

I think most people take their children to their first game at too young an age.

I know I did. I took my son to his first game when he wasn’t even three. He loved the ice cream, and when a Seattle Mariners player offered him a baseball, he turned it down. He was too busy with the ice cream. And I’m sure he has little recollection of the afternoon.

My own story is similar, but it has some interesting twists.

I turned seven in August 1955. Around that time, my dad chose to take me to my first game.

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Originally published: September 15, 2014. Last Updated: September 15, 2014.