Jan 3, 2019

Remembering Mets History (1967): The Mets Wives Fashion Show

Wednesday July 5th 1967: After a Fourth of July win over the San Francisco Giants, where Jack Fisher beat Juan Marichal & the previous day Tom Seaver had beaten Bobby Bolin, the New York Mets wives held a fashion show for charity at Shea Stadium.

In this photo from left to right- starts out with Yvonne Harrelson, Bud Harrelson's first wife, next is Carol Kranepool, Ed Kranepools first wife. 

Next in line is Carmen Berra, the legendary New York Mets coach Yogi Berra's wife. The Berra's were married in 1949 & remained married for 65 years until the time of Carmen's death. 

Next to her is the lovely Nancy Seaver, Tom & Nancy were married in 1966 remaining together in love to this very day. And finally next to Nancy is Mets pitcher Jack Fisher's wife, the lovely Terry.

A crowd of almost 30,000 showed up that day for a matinee game between the Mets & the giants, where the Mets lost a heartbreaker 2-1. The Mets Donnie Shaw battled Mike McCormick that day, with Gaylord Perry coming in relief to finish it off. 

The Giants Hal Lanier had the 7th inning game winning single, driving in Willie McCovey. Remember the Giants had just left only New York ten years earlier & always drew big crowds from their old fans.

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