For sale is a clean ticket stub for the FIRST PHILLIES GAME played at Veteran's Stadium on Saturday April 10th, 1971, 2:15pm vs EXPOS. GREAT coloring with NO FADING. There is a small crease toward the center from top to bottom but this does not detract from how awesome and rare this ticket is. This was my father's ticket and he was in attendance at this game. It was for Sec 245, Row 10, Seat 6, Gate C and at that time had a face value of of $4.25. Ticlet has been protected since 1971 in a thick plastic protective case. ALL 4 corners are sharp and once again, NO FADING!!! Great Ticket.
On April 10, 1971, the largest baseball crowd at the time in the history of Pennsylvania, 55,352, packed the
stadium despite temperatures in the low 40s for the first game. Jim Bunning was the starting pitcher for the
Phillies and Montreal's Boots Day sent a grounder back to the mound on the very first pitch. Bunning threw to
first baseman Deron Johnson to record the stadium's first out. The Phillies went on to win, 4-1. Larry Bowa got
the park's first hit, a single.
GREAT GREAT piece of Phillies and Veteran's Stadium History. A "MUST HAVE" for that true Phils Phan!!!