1969 SF Giants vs Cleveland Indians ticket stub at Albuquerque
What a find! This 1969 SF Giants vs Cleveland Indians ticket stub at Albuquerque was for the Grand Opening of the Albuquerque Sports Stadium on March 31, 1969.
A little history:
“On the afternoon of March 31, 1969, the first game was played at the new Albuquerque Sports Stadium, where 13,767 fans turned out for the game pitting the San Francisco Giants against the Cleveland Indians, setting an Albuquerque attendance record.
Before the “real” game, delayed a bit because of funeral services for the late President Dwight Eisenhower, city commission chairman Pete Domenici threw seven pitches to “Mr. Baseball,” Herman Schulman, who had seen to that point about 2,000 baseball games at Tingley Field, the park in Barelas that the team had called home from 1937-68.” Gary Herron – Albuquerque Journal