Sep 30, 2016

Remembering Shea Stadium History: (1979) Pope John Paul II Visits Shea

October 3rd, 1979: In 1979 Pope John Paul II visited Shea Stadium as 60,000 showed up to pay tribute to the future Saint. The Mets had a horrible year that season & the Pope certainly drew more people & had a better outing.

According to heads groundkeeper Pete Flynn, he said it rained all day but when the Pope came out the skies stopped raining & the Heavens shined down on him. It was a great day in Shea Stadium history.

Quotes: John Paul II at Shea- "A city needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings.”


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