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April 24, 1989 | From Times wire services
A woman jumped to her death this morning from a foul pole at Shea Stadium, police said. The unidentified woman, 30 to 40 years old and wearing only a flannel shirt, climbed the right field pole about 9 a.m. Two stadium employees saw her leap, police said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
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March 6, 2009 | Mike Penner
Describing the New York Mets' new stadium as "the anti-Shea," the New York Times website offers a "first peek" photo montage inside and outside Citi Field. The ballpark, which will open March 29 with a game between Georgetown and St. John's, features a Jackie Robinson Rotunda outside its doors, the plaza built with engraved bricks purchased by fans for $195 to $340 for the privilege. One brick reads, "Jeri Hester was at Game 6. Nuff Said."
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January 6, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN
Win or lose, effective or ineffective, Jesse Orosco expects to be treated better by Dodger Stadium fans than those at Shea Stadium, where he formerly pitched as a member of the New York Mets. "I received death threats all the time, but there was nothing you could do about it," the Dodgers' new left-handed relief specialist said at a Tuesday press conference.
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September 28, 2008 | Mike Fitzpatrick, AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK -- By the way, Shea Stadium is closing, too. Yankee Stadium's nostalgic goodbye garnered enormous attention across town, but hardly anyone seems affected by the New York Mets moving into a new ballpark next season as well. Hello, sparkling Citi Field. Good riddance, dreary Shea Stadium. "The ballpark really didn't wear well. I thought it got old in a hurry," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. Opponents haven't exactly been toting tools to the mound so they can scoop up souvenir dirt, the sort of scene that became familiar at Yankee Stadium this year.
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October 9, 1991 | DANNY ROBBINS
Joe Gergen of Newsday recalls how Leo Durocher, who died Monday at 86, once stirred up New York Met fans with some typical Leo lip in 1969. Recounts Gergen: Durocher's Cubs, leading the National League East, came to Shea Stadium for a midsummer three-game series against the Mets, known at the time mainly for their woeful early years. The Cubs lost the first two games, then won the third. After the final game, Durocher was asked: "Were those the real Cubs?"
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September 24, 1986 | Scott Ostler
Normally I read with amusement reports of bizarre social behavior in New York City. That's because normally I read these reports with a 3,000-mile buffer zone separating me from the action. I chuckled when I read about the Shea Stadium fans celebrating the Mets' division title wrap-up by ripping apart the field, like berserk pirates searching for buried treasure without a map.
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May 7, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Home runs, apparently, are not the only thing Darryl Strawberry has been hiding from us. Deep within him are anger and resentment that have been quietly building since he left the New York Mets to join the Dodgers six months ago. The cheerful, ever-smiling outfielder apparently has suppressed these feelings while suffering through the worst start of his career.
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April 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
The Colorado Rockies accomplished a lot of firsts in their major league debut Monday. Winning or scoring wasn't one of them. The Rockies lost their first game, 3-0, to the New York Mets as Dwight Gooden pitched a four-hitter to spoil Don Baylor's first game as manager. "I thought it was a good day all the way around except we lost," Baylor said. "The reports we got said Gooden was not throwing well. That's not true." Colorado's first hit came at 2:38 p.m.
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October 4, 2006 | Bill Shaikin
DODGERS' DEREK LOWE (16-8, 3.63) vs. METS' TBA Update: The Mets left Shea Stadium on Tuesday without naming today's starter. Orlando Hernandez, the scheduled starter, is doubtful after injuring his right calf while jogging Tuesday. Possible substitutes are John Maine and Tom Glavine. Maine is a rookie; Glavine is 40 and would be going on short rest. Lowe has never started a game at Shea Stadium. Shawn Green is hitting .417 against Lowe, Paul Lo Duca .381, Carlos Delgado .174 and Jose Reyes
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August 14, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is going on the road to New York -- the city that spawned hip-hop and gave Bob Dylan and the Ramones their start. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that the Cleveland-based museum was opening an annex in downtown Manhattan. It is the first of several planned outposts that will take its collection of artifacts to a wider audience. Billy Joel and Clive Davis joined the mayor at the location in SoHo where the branch will open in November. Joel, who said he was donating some memorabilia to the museum, recalled how he has played every New York venue from Carnegie Hall to Shea Stadium.
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July 17, 2008 | Randy Lewis
The razing of Shea Stadium later this year marks the end of an era for baseball fans, but it's also closing the door on a chapter of pop music history that began in 1965 when the Beatles became the first pop group to play a concert at a U.S. sports stadium. Billy Joel will play the final notes at Shea on Friday in a performance to be documented for a film and DVD titled "Last Play at Shea," slated for release next year. Several guest artists are expected at the concert, which is one of only a handful that have been held at Shea in the 43 years since the Beatles played.
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June 1, 2008 | Dylan Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- Two months of the season are complete and the Dodgers are a game under .500. Rafael Furcal remains on the disabled list because of back problems and the team doesn't know when he can play again. The lineup isn't producing many runs, limited to two or fewer in six of their last nine games. And the back end of their bullpen has cost them two wins in the last four days, including Saturday, when setup man Jonathan Broxton blew a two-run lead in the eighth inning and put the Dodgers on course to drop a 3-2 decision to the New York Mets at Shea Stadium.
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October 4, 2006 | Bill Shaikin
DODGERS' DEREK LOWE (16-8, 3.63) vs. METS' TBA Update: The Mets left Shea Stadium on Tuesday without naming today's starter. Orlando Hernandez, the scheduled starter, is doubtful after injuring his right calf while jogging Tuesday. Possible substitutes are John Maine and Tom Glavine. Maine is a rookie; Glavine is 40 and would be going on short rest. Lowe has never started a game at Shea Stadium. Shawn Green is hitting .417 against Lowe, Paul Lo Duca .381, Carlos Delgado .174 and Jose Reyes
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October 3, 2006 | David Lennon, Newsday
The New York Mets seemed almost indifferent when asked about their potential playoff foes on the final day of the regular season. They figured the statistics and scouting reports could wait until the team regrouped at Shea Stadium for today's workout, and even then, the Mets don't believe they can find the key to October success on videotape. What else is left to prepare?
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October 3, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Joe Morgan will have rare doubleheader duty Wednesday as ESPN's lead baseball commentator works the Dodgers-Mets playoff opener and then tries to speed through New York traffic to do the Yankees-Tigers series. He will get some help -- a police escort. First, he will join play-by-play announcer Gary Thorne and fellow commentator Steve Phillips at Shea Stadium for Game 1 of the Dodgers' best-of-five series, which begins at 1 p.m. PDT.
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February 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The owners of the New York Mets have paid New York City $478,914 in back rent owed on Shea Stadium, the comptroller's office said. The amount is the undisputed portion of the $790,865 the city says is owed.
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October 30, 1999
Was Walter Ryan's Oct. 23 letter intended to be tongue-in-cheek? Although it is no longer a subway at that point in its route, the Metro Blue Line stops no more than 200 yards from Staples Center. That's about the same distance as the New York subway station is from Shea Stadium and the BART station is from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. JOSHUA RABINOWITZ Santa Monica
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June 10, 2005 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
If it weren't for Kirk Gibson's epic limp-off home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, the most memorable blast from that postseason would belong to Mike Scioscia, then Dodger catcher, now Angel manager. So said Mickey Hatcher, then Dodger "Stunt Man," now Angel hitting coach. "You can talk about Gibby's homer all you want but it was Mike's that got us going," Hatcher said. "It was off Dwight Gooden and it sent us on our way."
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March 21, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The destruction of Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia is scheduled today, and a lot of people think watching it will be a blast. The area around the stadium complex will be off-limits to the public, and that has created a financial opportunity for nearby high-rise hotels. According to Michael Klein of the Philadelphia Inquirer, a Days Inn about half a mile away more than doubled its rates on rooms facing the Vet for a Saturday night stay -- to $159 plus tax.
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