Chris Berman had to look up the box score. He knew the general details of his first Giants game. They scored 17 runs and beat the Mets at the Polo Grounds, who were still playing in the Giants' old home before Shea Stadium was built. It was 1963, a trip to the park with his dad, uncle and eight boys packed into two station wagons for his eighth birthday party. But as he prepared for his day in the dugout as the Giants guest manager, the retired ESPN sportscaster wanted to dig into the full details of the first time he laid eyes on his favorite baseball team. The internet is great for many things. This is one of them. Go ahead and take a look at the box score from that May 4, 1963, game. Berman was right, the score was 17-4, and he was even more impressed when he looked through the lineup. And then he showed up at Scottsdale Stadium on Friday and that box score came alive.
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