This is my claim to fame.............
I REALLY was one of the 23,000+ who was at Yankee Stadium when Roger Maris hit his 61st. I was only eight years old, and didn't fully grasp what had happened, but I knew it was BIG. I was even sitting in the right field stands, but in the upper deck..his shot, as so many he hit that year, fell into the lower deck of the "short porch" in right field. I still have the scorecard, however worn, torn, and yellowed with age it is. Surely, I should have put it in plastic, and preserved it as the piece of baseball history it truly is, but....who knew about the nostalgia craze that would soon turn the baseball memorabilia industry into a multi-billion dollar business.