Back in 1964 when Shea Stadium opened during the midst of the New York's World Fair, it was a grand place. It was a tourist attraction & one of the biggest most beautiful ball parks in all of baseball.
One of its most interesting & good looking attractions, were the Shea Stadium Usherettes. An usherette is defined as a female hostess who greets & escorts a paying customer to their seat at a stadium or concert hall.
The Shea Stadium Usherettes dressed like the airline stewardesses of the mid sixties, in seersucker suits, with knee high skirts, sexy but yet very professional looking.
Some wore the solid Mets color jackets & skirts with the Mets logo on their left breast. Others wore a blue & orange pinstripe style with bow ties. Both uniforms were usually accompanied by a hat.
The Shea Stadium, Diamond Club Restaurant also had its own set of ladies, they were hostesses that greeted & sat its patrons down to their seats.
These were tough jobs to get. The Mets were way ahead of their times with the restaurant idea & hiring of young the ladies.
Here is a promotional photo of the 1964 New York Mets players wives at the Shea Diamond Club. Left to right: Jackie Hunt, Shirley Kanehl, Rachel Altman, Annitte Hunter, Martha Cisco, Nancy Willey, Carol Smith, Barbara Bearnarth, Beverly Cannizzaro, Nadine Jackson & Marie Taylor.
Left is a charity event photo, with some of the 1968 Mets players wives. Standing left to right: Lavonne Koosman, Nancy Seaver,Yvonne Harrelson, Sharon Grote, Cecilia Swoboda, Nadine Jackson, Carol Kranepool & Barbara Weis. Kneeling: Caroline Selma, Ruth Ryan Diane Bucheck.