Sean & Pamela's Philadelphia Adventure Day Two

May 28th, 2003
Veteran's Stadium
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies

 final year logo

With the evening upon us, it was time to catch a Phillies game at The Vet.

outside vets

outside the stadium

inside the stadium

inside the stadium

a seat

the seats

padilla flotilla

A few fans of Jose Padilla sat in the outfield upper deck.  Notice that some of the seats are not blue (such as the one that's circled).  These were seats where home runs have reached.  Here's a close up of one such seat:

vet blast seat

There were over 90 "Vet Blast" seats (which were auctioned off when the stadium was torn down).  Still, the most famous home run in the stadium's history was hit on June 25, 1971 by Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  It's spot was marked with the Stargell Star (click the photo to see where the star is located)

the stargell star

Here's more about the Stargell Star home run

We had a little more time to wander about the stadium before the game started.

organist performing

The organist greets arriving fans.

centennial plaque

A plaque commemorating the Phillies' "All-Centennial" team.
Infield: 1B Pete Rose, 2B Manny Trillo, 3B Mike Schmidt, SS Larry Bowa
Outfield: Richie Ashburn, Garry Maddox, Del Ennis
Catcher: Bob Boone
Pitchers: Robin Roberts (RH starter), Steve Carlton (LH starter), Jim Ronstanty (RH reliever), Tug McGraw (LH reliever)
Manager:  Dallas Green
Greatest Player: Mike Schmidt


The view of the Spectrum

Across from the stadium is a statue of Rocky in front of The Spectrum

Finally, it was game time.

kids sing the anthem

Kids sang "The Star Spangled Banner" with help from the Phillie Phanatic

home run!

A few Phillies players hit home runs

dancing phanatic

The Phanatic danced on the dugout.

Phillies win!

The Phillies won the game!

celebrate good times

And The Phanatic celebrates.

With the game over, we left.  Here's one more view of The Vet.

 outside at night

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