On this day 54 years ago, Calvin Griffith announced his decision to name the new Minnesota franchise that was relocating to the Minneapo...
Field of Dreams...old photo of Met Stadium when it opened.
Posted by E Kelly Keady on Thursday, December 3, 2015
It's totally worth going to Facebook to read the comments...but if you'd like a shortcut, the road in the foreground was formerly East 83rd Street, in Bloomington, Minn. It has since been renamed Killebrew Drive, the street directly south of the Mall Of America. Partly because of the memories of The Met, and the joy of watching that man play in person, I always get a strong nostalgic pull every time I drive that route. There's never any real going back.
By the way, the first game ever played at Metropolitan Stadium was a 5-3 loss on April 24, 1956 for the park's first tenants, the Minneapolis Millers, to the Wichita Braves of the (AAA) American Association. The Millers were the top minor league affiliate of the then-New York Giants. See the news report as published by the Winona Daily News of April 25, 1956: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4zMs1WHwQ-ma2hpUWZiaTVBQkk/view?usp=sharing
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