BILLY JOEL'S "THE LAST PLAY AT SHEA" DOCUMENTARY NOW STREAMING FOR FREE ON MLB.COM AND METS.COM
With the baseball season back in full swing again, now is the time to remember the last days of the historic Shea Stadium with the critically praised documentary film, The Last Play at Shea.
In 2008, both the NY Mets and the NY Yankees closed the doors to ballparks synonymous with New York. In July of 2008, Yankee Stadium hosted an epic 15-inning MLB All-Star Game. Not to be outdone, the Mets invited legendary recording artist and NY icon Billy Joel to perform the last concert at Shea Stadium. Forty-three years earlier in August 1965, Shea Stadium hosted The Beatles in the first concert held at a major stadium. The Last Play At Shea chronicles the intersecting histories of this landmark ballpark, the Mets and Billy Joel. The Last Play At Shea weaves interviews with MLB players and performers with exclusive live footage shot at Joel's historical Shea concerts in 2008 — featuring special guests Sir Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, John Mayer, Steven Tyler and Roger Daltrey. There is enough classic Mets footage dating back to the team’s first days at Shea to please every generation of Mets fans, including magic moments from the 1969 and 1986 World Series Championships and interviews with Tom Seaver, Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry and Ron Darling. Mike Piazza also offers powerfully emotional reflections about the first home game played at Shea after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The Last Play At Shea is narrated by NY native Alec Baldwin (TV’s “30 Rock”).
Enjoy additional clips and audio streams of select songs from the Live At Shea CD. Watch the documentary for free during this 3-day online exclusive, April 13-15 at Mets.com/MLB.com. Or buy The Last Play At Shea documentary DVD and/or Billy Joel Live At Shea Stadium concert, the full length DVD and CD now.