The Packers were playing someone, don't recall who, mid season, 1966. My mom stuck around long enough to help me figure out which team was the Packers.
Mid summer, likely '66 or '67, Richie Allen hits a huge line drive to center left at Connie Mac, hits a light which bursts. My first home run and it was amazing. I'd never seen anything like that before. I did see Allen break another light out there before he got run out of town. Second best Phillies moment was when Lefty beat Pittsburg by a run somewhere late in the season of futility where Carlton had 27 of the teams 49 wins. Great game, awesome seats.
I love Ray, and I love how he always spoke from the heart, but if you listened to those speeches, a lot of them didn’t even make sense. He meant everything he was saying, but I didn’t know what he was talking about 90 percent of the time. -- Joe Flacco