29 Oct 2003 09:46:58
Today In MLB/NYC History - October 28th

On this date in 1961, workers break ground on a new ballpark in Flushing
Meadows, Queens. Shea Stadium will become the home of the expansion New York
Mets in 1964. In 1979, the New York Yankees fire manager Billy Martin and
replace him with Dick Howser, the head coach of the Florida State Seminoles.
Howser will lead the Yankees to 103 wins. -D, NYC "..Yes, I am a Jew, and when
the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an
unknown island, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon" - BENJAMIN DISRAELI
(1804-1881, first Jewish Prime Minister of England, responding to Irish Roman
Catholic leader Daniel O' Connell in the House of Commons, who cast aspersions
on his Jewish ancestry)