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Recalling A Dave Kingman High, High Foul Ball

July 4, 2018

Forty two years ago today, I attended a game at Shea Stadium, that I recall fondly, due to my contingent and I being shown on New York’s ABC television affiliate channel 7.

The reason we were shown was due to one of us getting a soaring foul ball hit by Dave Kingman.

Kingman, a great home run hitter, fouled a pitch back that was hit incredibly high and was moving toward us.

The ball actually dented the metal part of my mid sized radio and eventually our faces were shown on television.

I am glad my parents and visiting grandmother saw it, however, I foolishly looked down at an audio recorder to see if it was recording (I still make those “punishment does not fit the “crime” mistakes, as I did not have “record” on for the first 7 points, all by “G.S.” in the game 1 overtime on the last day of May 2018) and missed my ever so brief appearance.

Oh well, but that prodigious foul ball hit by Mr. Kingman is a nice memory.


Dave Kingman, pictured above.

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