Video: Tom Seaver’s 1st Game; Light Green Shea Walls?!

This is a remarkable piece of video for two reasons — first, it shows Tom Seaver pitching his first major league game back in 1967. Second, it shows something that I had never seen before — the outfield wall of Shea Stadium painted a light green. Apparently no one has seen it much; writing for ESPN.com,  UniWatch’s Paul Lukas says they painted the wall prior to the 1967 season, but it “proved so unpopular” that it was repainted back to the original color after just seven home games.

Check it out, it’s pretty incredible:


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