Jewish Heritage Day at Shea Stadium was a boon not only for thousands of faithful fans Sunday, but for the Mets, who pulled off their fifth victory in the six years the annual event has been held.
This time the Amazins beat Colorado 6-4 before a crowd of 28,393. It didn’t hurt that the team was on a five-game winning streak, although they remained in last place in the National League East as of Tuesday, at 54-69.
Jewish Heritage Day is sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Jewish DJ Service. Before the game, the Mets presented its Spirit Award to Jewish DJ Services president Gil Aldad for donating nearly 3,000 Jewish Heritage Day tickets since 2001 to youth groups and other organizations.
Performing in the pre-game show and during the seventh-inning stretch were Chevra, an a cappella group, singer Jake Ehrenreich and the Israeli Dance Instituteís Parparim dancers.