Contact Us
Make My Homepage

There’s Nothing Like Your First Baseball Game

The crack of the bat, the smell of the grass – there’s nothing like opening day! No matter what the temperature is outside, it just feels warmer, and no matter how old you are, you just feel younger.

Bob Levey, Getty Images

Who took you to your first baseball game? If you’re like me, your Dad took you. I remember the first baseball game my Dad took me to in 1970. The Yankees were hosting the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium in 1970. The Yankees won 4-1

I’ll never forget the site of the stadium. Up until that time, I had only seen it on TV. It had seemed so much bigger when it was on television. My father isn’t much of a baseball fan, but he took me to that game, and many more after that. Eventually, when I lived in Union City, my friends and I would go into Port Authority on Saturdays and take the train to Yankee or Shea depending on who was playing at home.

Growing up with the “generation gap” that existed in the 70’s, my father and I didn’t agree on a lot, but the great equalizer for us was sports. When I talked sports with my father, this little boy became a man, and held his own in a man’s conversation. Today my father is 91 years old, and we still talk sports. In fact, I’ve been lucky enough to talk sports with many baseball players, writers, and “experts.” I still take my father’s opinion the most seriously.

When was your first baseball game, and who took you?

Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.