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June 21, 2005


John Durham

I remember the May 31st game very well; I was listening on the radio. I think Perry came on in relief in the 11th, and I was sleepy, so I thought, "we're doomed." Up to that time, Gaylord Perry had not been a pillar of strength for the Giants. I fell asleep, but woke up a long time later, and the game was still on, and Gaylord was still on the mound. He pitched ten scoreless innings starting in the 11th (I might have the inning wrong - maybe the twelfth), and was from that day onwards a reliable pitcher. The game was a major turning point for him.


Thanks for sharing that John.

’64 is an interesting year for me. That summer my parents took us kids to New York to see the World’s Fair. I remember getting a miniature grey jet airplane that had ball bearings on the tip of the wings. I think this had to do with motion engineering or touting the manufacture of certain items in space (a scientist I'm not).

I also remember we drove past Shea Stadium at night. That was a big deal for me, having only been to the minor league ballpark in my hometown of Greensboro N.C.

Now I'm wondering if we went to the Big Apple in late May. Probably not but fun to think about it all.

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