Sunday, October 13, 2013

50 Years Ago Today in Sports History

Sunday, October 13, 1963

The Packers, on their way to an 11-2-1 season, traveled to Minnesota to take on the Vikings, the first of 2 match-ups that season.  The game was played at Metropolitan Stadium, also home to the Minnesota Twins, who had recently finished the baseball season with a very respectable 91-70 won/lost record.  Not good enough.  They trailed the Yankees (104-57) by 13 games, earning themselves a 3rd-place finish in the American League, 2 1/2 games behind the Chicago White Sox.   In spite of their ability to breeze to a league title, their fourth in a row, the Yankees were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. Sweet!

Metropolitan Stadium.  Last used in 1981.  Demolished in 1985.  I made my only appearance here sometime in July 1970.  The site is now home to this shopping and entertainment mecca.

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