Reporting Peter Haskell
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - This is where 81-year-old Bill Kent first fell in love, at the site of the old Polo Grounds.
That’s where the New York Giants baseball team played until 1957.
“It’s as if you remember your first girlfriend. Willie Mays was our first hero,” Kent told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.
Now Kent and the other old timers will get a chance to meet Mays.
The now San Francisco Giants are having an event in the New York City with Mays and the 2010 World Series trophy.
Kent and other old Giants fans have been invited.
He says, “I think it’s amazing. I think it’s lovely. It’s great. We’re flattered.”
The event takes place Friday, January 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at P.S. 46 in Manhattan.