Art Lawrence is a rabid Yankees fan, but there was one time when he rooted for the Yankees' opponent. The Yankees had summarily dismissed Casey Stengel after the 1960 World Series. In June, 1963, Casey Stengel managed at Yankee Stadium, but he was managing the Mets. For one of the few times in his life, Art Lawrence wanted the Mets to win.
World Champion Yankees v. the Last Place Mets
I was one of 50,742 customers at Yankee Stadium on June 20, 1963.á Most had come to root against the home team.
The mighty, haughty Yankees were baseball's defending World Champions, having defeated the former New York Giants, who now played in San Francisco, in a memorable seven game World Series.
They were playing against a rag tag team of has-beens and never-was, whose temporary h ...
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