I’ve spent the past hour talking with my dad about the first baseball game he went to

and decided to do some research to find out exactly when it was. All he could remember was that it was an extra innings win for the Dodgers at Ebbets Field against the Milwaukee Braves in late July or early August sometime between when the ages of 9 and 12 (1954-1957).

That just leaves one game: August 2, 1954

Jim Wilson pitched seven innings of one-run ball for the Braves opposite Billy Loes, who gave up one earned over eight and two thirds. The Dodgers lineup was made up of players like Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Roy Campanella, and Jackie Robinson. On the other side of the field sat Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, and Warren Spahn (who came in as a pinch runner in the 9th). That’s seven hall of famers and one who deserved it in Hodges. Third baseman Billy Cox won the game for Brooklyn on a sac-fly to left in the 13th inning, scoring Duke Snider from third.

I’d say that’s an alright way to be introduced to the sport.
Boxscore here

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