Citi Field Brick

Brick in front of Citi Field
Brick in front of Citi Field

My father has been a Met fan since he was a kid. In fact, he and his father would go to the game at Shea Stadium every Summer Sunday when they lived in Queens. Before the Mets came into existence, my great grandparents came to the United States from Poland when they were young in the early 1900s during world war one. When my grandfather was a kid he loved baseball and went to see Yankee games whenever he could. He would later join the United States Army the day after the Pearl Harbour attacks. After 4 more years of the war, he was on the warship in Tokyo Bay when the Japanese surrendered consequently ending the war. He then returned home and later started a family in addition to becoming a mets fan when the team was created in 1962. After going to all those games as a kid and becoming a lifelong Met fan, my dad took me to many games when I was young. When the Mets were building Citi Field, my dad heard that he could buy an engraved brick that would sit in front of the new stadium. He jumped on the opportunity early and we ended up getting spot that was front and center by the main entrance to the stadium We also got a copy of the brick to keep. Now every time we go to a Met game and see our brick front and center. we are reminded of my grandfather and where we came from.

Place(s): New York
Year: 1917

– Shay Rubenstein

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