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Hall of Fame slugger, revered broadcaster Ralph Kiner dies

...crew of the New York Mets for their expansion season in 1962 and became a permanent fixture ? the home TV booth at Shea Stadium was named in his honor."Kiner's Korner" was a delight for players and fans alike, where stars would join Kiner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-06/hall-fame-slugger-ralph-
New Yorker masters art of snagging souvenirs

...Mike Nickeas (April 21, 2011) and Mike Trout (July 24, 2011) and the last home run hit by the New York Mets at Shea Stadium (Carlos Beltran on Sept. 28, 2008).By Hample's count, he's come up with 29 home run balls: 24 off the bat and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-04-19/new-yorker-masters-art-s
Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes captures Home Run Derby, his only All-Star event

...parked beside the home run apple behind the center-field fence, a popular staple at Mets games dating to their days in Shea Stadium.Wright and another hometown darling, Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez, were both eliminated in the first round. Alvarez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-07-15/oaklands-yoenis-cespedes
Rivera goes out in style as AL wins All-Star Game

...second in five years after a farewell to old Yankee Stadium in 2008. But the only other time the Mets hosted was during Shea Stadium's debut season in 1964.when Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Johnny Callison hit a game-ending homer in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-07-16/rivera-goes-out-style-al
2012 season will be Chipper's last

...the Big Apple tried to rattle him by chanting his actual name ("Larry! Larry! Larry" was a familiar chant at old Shea Stadium), offered up nothing but respect.Jones already reciprocated by naming one of his children Shea.Mets third baseman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-03-22/2012-season-will-be-chippers
Yankees win first crown since 2000

...hadn't soaked themselves in bubbly after the season since Bernie Williams gloved Mike Piazza's midnight flyout at Shea Stadium to win the 2000 Subway Series and cap the Yankees' third straight championship and fourth in five years. Two outs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/05/bas_554604.shtml
Baseball
Diaz's blunder costs Braves

...Famer Tom Seaver for the New York Mets on April 22, 1970, against San Diego. Seaver struck out 19 in that game at Shea Stadium, including his final 10 batters in a 2-1 victory. Nolasco's 16 strikeouts were the most in the majors since Johan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/01/bra_550181.shtml
Braves
Wright says he's not frustrated with Citi Field

...Philadelphia 6-5. Jones was so fond of hitting at Shea Stadium that in 2004 he named a son Shea. He went 4 for 7 last...career-high 33 homers last year, including 21 at Shea Stadium. He hit his fourth of the season, his third at Citi...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/10/bra_527137.shtml
Braves
National League notes

METS: Tom Seaver enjoyed many of his greatest moments on the mound at Shea Stadium. Now, he'll help christen Citi Field. The Hall of Fame right-hander is slated to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/12/bas_520103.shtml
Baseball
Baseball notes

...investigation determined Gonzalez is actually Carlos David Alvarez Lugo , born in November 1985 -- age 23. SO LONG: Shea Stadium, the circular modern stadium that hosted two World Series title winners but was criticized for its lack of charm and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/19/bas_511971.shtml
Baseball