This was a must-visit spot in Shea Stadium, and I made it a point to get up there at least once a season. You couldn't really grasp how far this bomb by Tommie Agee was unless you took a trip to the red seats in upper left.
There's no set measurement, but the ball reportedly traveled 480+ feet, and was commemorated with a painted sign. I heard it was cut out during the demo and is now home in someone's yard. I really hope that's true and it wasn't left in the rubble.
If you had the chance to take a visit, hope you took it. Thanks for sharing @salazar_cfs.
In 45 seasons of baseball at Shea Stadium, the upper deck has been just as unreachable - except for one swing on April 10, 1969.
On a Wednesday afternoon, Tommie Agee made history in the second inning against the Montreal Expos, and there were only 8,608 fans in attendance to see it. The game wasn't televised, so there's no video footage of the blast - only the vivid memories of those who were there for the only upper deck home run ever hit at Shea.
Tailgate with us on Saturday September 16th at Citi Field! Kick the night off with us in the Marina Lot! The Mets take on the Reds at 7:10pm so we expect fans to start showing up around 3pm. If you can't swing that early, just get there when ya get there.