Saturday, July 4, 2015

The 4th....30 Years Ago

July 4th....Independence Day.  Hotdogs, Apple Pie...and Baseball?  30 years ago to the day...The Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets engaged in an event that went down in history as one of the longest and weirdest games on record.

The old Atlanta-Fulton County (cookie-cutter) Stadium was home to this game in which the first pitch was innocently thrown at 9:04pm after a 1 hour and 24 minute rain delay.

Then.....after more rain delays....these two teams combined to have 46 hits...22 walks...37 runners left on base....5 errors...2 ejections...and 29 runs.

Did we also tell you the game lasted 19 innings!

The game ended at 3:55am July 5th.   A Fireworks show was scheduled immediately following the game....and even though it was 4:00am in the wee hours of this southern summer town....

The show when on!  Thousands of local residents called the police ...thinking the city was under attack!

There were 44,947 fans that entered the stadium the night before....only a few thousand remained till the end.

But if you ask any Atlantans  about that yeah...they were there!


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