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A Very Special Ticket Stub!!!

A Very Special Ticket Stub!!!

The title of this post says it all.  And I have no intentions of drawing this out more than that…

I have secured a ticket stub from the baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets held on April 23, 1989.  The game was played at Shea Stadium, and it was a historic game for this fan and collector.

No, I was not there…

But if I was, I would have witnessed Andre Dawson’s 300th career home run.  

Yes, that’s right, this ticket stub is from the game where ‘The Hawk’ belted the 300th home run of his Hall of Fame career!!

Here it is:

The blast came in the top of the 7th inning off of Mets’ pitcher Ron Darling.  And while the Cubs lost the game 4-2, they were on their way to a division title that season.

You know, as I get more and more involved with my collecting of Andre Dawson baseball cards and memorabilia, it is finding a gem like this that makes losing out on tons of auctions so much easier to handle.

I am thrilled to add this piece of Andre Dawson history to my collection!!!

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Ticket Stub #11 – Reds vs Marlins – 05/10/1995

Ticket Stub #11 – Reds vs Marlins – 05/10/1995

Joe Robbie Stadium – Miami, FL

Reds 3, Marlins 0

I wanted to go to this game for 1 reason – Deion Sanders.  I found Deion to be an ‘electric’ kind of player.  A player that makes you want to go to the ballpark to see him live.  Although Deion was not the most talented player on the field, his style and personality were unmatched and even in a visiting stadium, he was a crowd favorite.  In this game I recall him hitting a triple.  A triple that would have been a double for 99% of the league, but Deion had some serious wheels and really ran the base paths well.

For the Marlins, they were still a few seasons away from their 1997 World Series title, but their roster was full of players with an awful lot of potential.  Led by Gary Sheffield’s incredible talent, this roster included Charles Johnson, Jeff Conine, Terry Pendleton, and Chuck Carr.

Unfortunately this game did not live up to what I had hoped for, primarily because my Marlins only managed 2 hits in the entire game.  But, for me I was still more than pleased as I was able to see ‘Prime Time’ live in person.

Cincinnati Reds AB R H RBI BB SO BA NOTES
Sanders 4 1 1 1 0 1 0.192 3B
Harris 4 1 2 1 0 1 0.375  
Larkin 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.404  
Gant 4 0 1 1 0 1 0.289  
Walton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.400  
Morris 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.255  
Boone 3 0 0 0 1 2 0.340  
Sanders 4 0 1 0 0 1 0.220  
Taubensee 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.231  
Jarvis 4 1 2 0 0 1 0.286  
                 
Florida Marlins AB R H RBI BB SO BA NOTES
Veras 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.178  
Abbott 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.313  
Sheffield 3 0 1 0 1 0 0.340  
Conine 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.347  
Pendleton 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.192  
Colbrunn 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.306  
Johnson 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.116  
Carr 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.167  
Burkett 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.111  
Veres 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Mathews 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Browne 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.100  
Perez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  

Hall of Famers in this Game – Gary Sheffield(???) and Barry Larkin(???)

Ticket Stub #10 – Cardinals vs. Cubs – 10/05/1991

 Ticket Stub #10 – Cardinals vs. Cubs – 10/05/1991

Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL

Cubs 3, Cardinals 2

This was my first game at the legendary Wrigley Field.  I had wanted to go there ever since we moved to Chicago 2 years prior, but the Cubs were an extremely hot ticket.  Luckily I got my chance to visit and enjoy a game at one of the most legendary ballparks in all of the sports!!

The Cubs line-up was stacked with offensive superstars!!!  Players like Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, and Mark Grace stabilized an extremely talented offense.   I was thrilled to finally see these guys play in person after watching them on television religiously for the last few seasons.

The Cardinals roster was loaded with some pretty talented players too.  Led by perennial All-Star Ozzie Smith, this team included Pedro Guerrero, Todd Zeile, and Ray Lankford.

St. Louis Cardinals AB R H RBI BB SO BA NOTES
Lankford 3 0 1 0 1 1 0.249  
Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.285  
Alicea 2 0 1 0 1 1 0.200  
Jose 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.306  
Guerrero 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.274  
Fraser 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Zeile 3 1 2 0 1 0 0.280  
Thompson 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.308  
Pagnozzi 3 0 1 1 1 0 0.264  
Jones 2 0 2 0 0 0 0.176  
Wilson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.171  
Hill 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.100  
Perry 1 0 1 1 0 0 0.238  
                 
Chicago Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO BA NOTES
Walker 4 0 1 0 0 2 0.257  
Grace 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.272  
Sandberg 3 1 0 0 1 0 0.289  
Dawson 3 0 1 0 1 1 0.270  
Villanueava 4 0 1 1 0 0 0.275  
May 4 1 2 0 0 0 0.250  
Walton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.219  
Salazar 4 0 1 1 0 0 0.258  
Vizcaino 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.262  
Dunston 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.260  
Lancaster 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.179  
Smith 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.232  
Perez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Wilkins 1 0 1 1 0 0 0.224  
McElroy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.300  
Scanlan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.042  

 Hall of Famers in this game – Ozzie Smith, Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson(???)

Ticket Stub #9 – White Sox vs. Indians – 9/01/1991

 Ticket Stub #9 – White Sox vs. Indians – 9/01/1991

White Sox 6, Indians 1

Comiskey Park – Chicago, IL

By this time I had really started to enjoy watching the White Sox play.  Robin Ventura was finally starting to attack at the plate and Frank Thomas was becoming a star.  Add that to a line-up including Carlton Fisk and you had a very exciting team to watch!!!

There were 2 notable things that took place during this game.  (1) Home runs by 2 Hall of Fame players – Carlton Fisk & Frank Thomas.  (2) Each player on the White Sox recorded a hit in this game.

Cleveland Indians AB R H RBI BB SO BA Notes
Browne 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.230  
Perezchica 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.250  
James 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.243  
Baerga 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.290  
Belle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.274  
Whiten 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.242  
Martinez 4 1 1 1 0 0 0.314 HR
Gonzalez 4 0 0 0 0 3 0.063  
Skinner 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.233  
Fermis 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.256  
                 
Chicago White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO BA Notes
Raines 3 1 2 0 1 0 0.272 SB
Ventura 3 2 1 0 2 1 0.296  
Thomas 5 1 1 3 0 1 0.322 HR
Fisk 4 1 2 3 0 0 0.265 HR
Karkovice 4 0 1 0 0 2 0.267  
Sosa 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.201  
Johnson 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.258  
Fletcher 4 0 1 0 0 2 0.207  
Guillen 4 1 2 0 0 1 0.267  

Ticket Stub #8 – Red Sox vs. White Sox – 05/04/1991

 Ticket Stub #8 – Red Sox vs. White Sox – 05/04/1991

Red Sox 4 – White Sox 0

Comiskey Park – Chicago, IL

This was my first experience seeing the Red Sox live.  Wade Boggs was my favorite player at the time, and I was extremely excited to finally get to see him play in person.  In addition to Boggs, I was also a fan of Ellis Burks and Mike Greenwell.  I thought that the Red Sox had the talent to compete each year for a title, but unfortunately that did not work out.  At the time, Wade Boggs was the ultimate contact hitter but you would never think that he would be used as a lead-off hitter, but that is exactly what Boston did.  He even stole a base in this game – it was his first of the season and only steal of the year!!!

For the White Sox, their roster was full of talented young players as well as veterans that could still get the job done.  Led by Carlton Fisk and Tim Raines, the team had a roster full of future stars like Sammy Sosa, Frank Thomas, Robin Ventura, and Ozzie Guillen.

Boston Red Sox AB R H RBI BB SO BA Notes
Boggs 4 1 1 0 1 0 0.294 SB
Reed 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.152  
Burks 3 0 0 0 1 1 0.216 SB
Clark 2 1 0 0 2 1 0.209  
Romine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.500  
Greenwell 3 0 1 2 1 0 0.296  
Brunansky 4 1 1 0 0 2 0.257  
Quintana 3 0 0 0 1 2 0.261  
Pena 4 1 1 1 0 0 0.197 HR
Rivera 4 0 1 0 0 1 0.261  
                 
Chicago White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO BA Notes
Raines 4 0 0 0 0 2 0.195  
Fletcher 3 0 1 0 1 0 0.308  
Ventura 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.303  
Fisk 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.313  
Thomas 3 0 0 0 1 2 0.289  
Sosa 3 0 1 0 0 2 0.238  
Johnson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.244  
Snyder 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.200  
Pasqua 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.231  
Karkovice 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.300  
Merullo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.211  
Guillen 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.270  

Hall of Fame Players seen – Wade Boggs, Carlton Fisk, Frank Thomas(?), Sammy Sosa(?)

Ticket Stub #7 – White Sox vs. Oakland A’s – 06/16/1990

Ticket Stub #7 – White Sox vs. Oakland A’s – 06/16/1990

Oakland 12 – White Sox 3

This game was big thrill for me.  The Oakland A’s had been to 2 straight World Series – winning 1 and losing 1.  To be able to see a team in it’s prime was extremely exciting.  Adding to that, their roster featured some of my favorite players – Rickey Henderson, Carney Lansford, Mark McGwire, and Terry Steinbach.

There was no bigger highlight than watching Rickey Henderson hit a home run!!!

 

Oakland A’s AB R H RBI BB SO BA NOTES
R. Henderson 3 2 2 1 1 0 0.335 HR
Blankenship 1 0 0 1 1 1 0.073  
D. Henderson 5 1 2 2 0 0 0.246  
Hassey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.183  
Sanderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Klink 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Lansford 4 0 1 0 1 1 0.283  
Randolph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.230  
McGwire 5 2 2 1 1 0 0.235  
Steinbach 4 3 3 3 0 0 0.232 HR
Quirk 2 1 2 0 0 0 0.227  
Jennings 5 1 2 2 1 1 0.179  
Howard 6 1 1 0 0 2 0.167  
Weiss 3 1 2 1 2 0 0.293  
Gallego 4 0 0 0 1 0 0.206  
                 
White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO BA NOTES
Johnson 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.280  
Ventura 3 1 2 1 1 0 0.220  
Gallagher 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.226  
Calderon 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.304  
Martinez 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.209  
Pasqua 5 0 1 1 0 1 0.319  
Fisk 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.272  
Karkovice 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.241  
Kittle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.251  
Sosa 4 1 2 0 0 0 0.256  
Fletcher 4 1 2 1 0 1 0.234  
Guillen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.332  
Grebeck 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.120  

 

Ticket Stub #5 – White Sox vs. Angels – 9/17/1989

Ticket Stub #5 – White Sox vs. Angels – 9/17/1989

This was the first baseball game I attended after my family moved from South Florida to Chicago in the summer of 1989.  This game was held at the Original Comiskey Park.

California Angels 6 – Chicago White Sox 3

I have 2 vivid memories from this game and neither had to do with the action on the field.  (1) The New Comiskey Park was being built right across the street so prior to the game starting, we walked the entire concourse checking out all of the old pictures and displays that were up honoring the 80 years worth of baseball played at the Original Comiskey Park.  (2) Prior to the game, all kids were invited to get their pictures taken with White Sox Rookie Robin Ventura.  Ventura was not a star yet, but he quickly became my favorite White Sox player once he took over as the full-time starter in Chicago. 

I have searched and searched but have been unable to find that picture of me and Ventura…

California Angels AB R H RBI BB SO BA NOTES
Downing 5 0 3 1 0 0 0.285  
McLemore 3 0 1 2 1 1 0.230  
White 5 0 1 0 0 1 0.253  
Joyner 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.278  
Davis 4 1 0 0 1 2 0.264  
Washington 4 0 1 1 1 1 0.277  
Parrish 5 2 3 1 0 1 0.238 HR
Howell 5 1 1 0 0 2 0.229  
Anderson 4 2 2 1 0 1    
  40 6 13 6 3 9    
                 
Chicago White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO BA NOTES
Johnson 5 0 0 0 0 1 0.313  
Fletcher 5 0 2 1 0 0 0.249  
Lyons 5 0 0 0 0 2 0.262  
Walker 2 0 1 0 0 1 0.210  
Calderon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.285  
Boston 2 1 2 0 0 0 0.265  
Martinez 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.302  
Gallagher 4 0 3 1 0 0 0.270  
Ventura 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.286  
Sosa 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.259  
Karkovice 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.285  
Fisk 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.285  
Guillen 4 1 1 0 0 1 0.260  
  35 3 10 3 3 7    

Baseball stars that played in this game – Devon White, Wally Joyner, Chili Davis, Lance Parrish, Sammy Sosa, Ozzie Guillen, Robin Ventura

 Hall of Famers that played in this game – Carlton Fisk, Sammy Sosa(???)