METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 18, 1968 GAME:
February 28, 2002
I don't recall many details, but this was my first game ever (as an almost 8-year-old). True to pre-1969 form, the Mets lost that day behind Nolan Ryan.
October 7, 2004
Lemaster with a cg win, fires a 6 hitter, fans 10. Ryan goes the distance, fanning 12, walking 7.
Game includes a home run by the Toy Cannon. Some fun names appear in the boxscore, Dick Simpson, Hector Torres, Phil Linz, Don Bosch!
We were there loading up on soda, dogs and cracker jacks. To be thirteen and out of school in just a few days again!
September 7, 2007
Checking back in almost 5 1/2 years after my previous posting...
Perusing the boxscore, I'm struck by several fun facts...the Glider playing 1B...Agee playing RF...Rusty Staub batting cleanup & playing 1B for the Stros; he had a game-tying single in the 5th...5 of the Mets 8 position starters -- Bosch, Linz, Buchek, Agee, and Weis -- with interstate batting averages...no wonder Jerry Grote, hitting .310, batted cleanup!...Lemaster & Ryan each going the distance, and Ryan with his typical line of 7 walks & 12 K's...35 years later, I still shudder and get a queasy feeling in my stomach about that stupid *&$%#@ trade with the Angels for Fregosi!