• Shea Stadium killed a dream

    Anyone who has visited this site from time to time knows that I grew up in New Jersey and fell in love with the New York Yankees. You also might know that team-crush began in the mid to late 1960s when the Yankees had fallen from grace and played for empty stands. Those teams couldn’t hit although they pitched rather well. After Mantle retired, there simply wasn’t an iconic batter for the team to root for. And then Bobby Murcer arrived on the scene in 1969.