Friday, August 22, 1958

My Dad took me (age 9) to my first Major League game on this date. Pirates – Cubs at Wrigley. A little over 8,000 in attendance. The Upper Deck was closed during the week in those days.

Pirates won 8-2. Hank Foiles took Marcelino Solis deep for the only home run. When the ball was hit, my Dad quietly observed, “There it goes.” I don’t know whether he meant the ball or the game.

George Witt got the win and Vern Law pitched the final 3 innings for one of his few career saves.

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One Response to “Friday, August 22, 1958”

  1. hehe, I know that feeling. I’ll bet he was talking about the game. :)

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