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Old 04-25-04, 04:00 PM
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What was the first ever pro sports event that you attended?

Me-1965-66 NBA Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons.Of course, the Celtics won 114-112.Probably Jan. or Feb. of 1966-I would have to look it up afterall that was 38 yrs. ago.
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Wow - you're an old timer.

Haven't been to many Pro Events, guess mine would be the 2003 NFL Pro Bowl. That really didn't convince me that Pro games are more exciting than College -
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Cubs vs. Phillies at Wrigley in 1982. I took a Greg Gross foul ball off the face during batting practice. They sent me to the infirmary, but made it back for the bottom of the First inning.

Hows that for a tough 5 year old?
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Technically, San Antonio Riders of the "WLAF" around 1991.

Went to my first Spurs game around 1993 when they played the T-Wolves.
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A Red Sox game against California in 87. Jim Rice hit a HR and I was asleep in the 8th inning.
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White Sox vs Yankees back in 86 at old Comiskey.

Yankees won 8-1 and I think Mattingly hit a grand slam that game.
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A Marlins game in '93. The Braves won and David Justice hit a homer.
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A Cubs game in '84. Dunno who they played, except that the Cubs won. In fact, the first 12 games that I watched the Cubbies at Wrigley, they won. Since then, they're only .500 in the games I've watched.
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An Angels game in Anaheim when I was around 5. Don't remember who they played...Or if they won.
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Old 04-25-04, 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by DeltaSigChi4
Wow - you're an old timer.

Haven't been to many Pro Events, guess mine would be the 2003 NFL Pro Bowl. That really didn't convince me that Pro games are more exciting than College -
Pro Bowl games are not indicitive of other professional games -- it's really a 'Thank You' game to the fans.

I think my first professional game was a White Sox game. I was probably in the 4th grade, and I got free tickets because I had perfect attendence.

They were pretty shitty seats too -- at the old Comiskey.
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Had to be a Milwaukee Braves game. Probably was in 1953, the Braves' first year in Milwaukee, although I can't say with 100% certainty.
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My first professional sporting event was in the summer of '89 at good old County Stadium in Milwaukee. My uncle took my brother and I to see the BrewCrew face off against the BoSox. We were 20-30 rows behind homeplate. I still remember walking out into the stadium and seeing how big it was - it still gives me goose-bumps thinking about it. I was able to see Yount, Molitor and Boggs play in that game - pretty cool. Too bad the Rocket didn't pitch. I can't be certain who won, but I think the Brewers did.
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Think it was an As game at the old Collisium. Jose Canseco hit a homer.
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kid--Cubs game no clue who they played (maybe the Giants) I just remember cheering for Ryne Sandberg and Andre Dawson.


Adult--Nascar race at Chicagoland speedway (Busch series )
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Pittsburgh Pirates game in either 1978 or 1979.
My only real recollection is of Omar Moreno stealing home.
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Well, it probably was a Mets or Yankees game, but I don't remember how young I was before going to Shea or Yankees Stadium.

However, I do remember going to a (1976?) soccer match in the Yale Bowl between the New York Cosmos and the Tampa Bay Rowdies featuring Pelé and Giorgio Chinaglia.
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Old 04-25-04, 10:45 PM
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I was 10 (1993) and went to a Twins game at the Metrodome. We played the Yankees and won!
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Old 04-25-04, 11:13 PM
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It was either a Tigers game at Tiger Stadium or a Pro Soccer game at the Silverdome - the Detroit Express i think? Both were ca. 1980.
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The first I really remember is the 75 World Series in Cincinnati (Riverfront Stadium).

I know my parents took me to Bengals and Reds games years before that, but I don't really remember them.
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I saw a Detroit Tiger game around 77 or 78. At that point in my young life, I had primarily watched football and basketball, so I remember I kept looking at the clock at Tiger Stadium and wondering why it wasn't counting down like in those other sports. And since it wasn't counting down, I didn't understand how they knew when the game was over. Not sure who it was, but someone hit a grand slam and the Tigers won 8-4.

Edit: Correction - I had many of the details mixed up. I thought the person who hit the Grand Slam was Willie Horton and it was, but not when he played for the Tigers in 77, it was actually when he was on Seattle in 79:

Saturday, August 25
» Defeated Tigers (66-61), 8-4 Tiger Stadium
» W: Mike Parrott (12-8) L: Dan Petry (5-4)
Willie Horton has two homers, including his 9th career grand slam, to pace Seattle to an 8–4 win over Detroit. Champ Summers has a pair of homers for the Tigers.

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Old 04-25-04, 11:44 PM
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a good friend of my mom has season tickets to the Texas Rangers and he took my mom and I to a game, which was my first pro sports game. I can't remember who they played, but I do remember that they won. This was back in oh, 91 or 92 (i was 11-12 years old)
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My first was also a baseball game, dont have any details but a Phillies game at the now gone Vet in '86. Back in the days of Mike Schmidt.
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1984 Orange Bowl

Miami 31, Nebraska 30. Miami wins their first national championship.
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