METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 5, 1962 GAME:Richard c.
December 14, 2003
I was 8 years old when my father took me to see this Sunday doubleheader against the Reds. Commenting about game 1, I distinctly remember Manager Freddy Hutchinson ready to pop a blood vessel in his head watching his Reds lose game 1.
In game 2 I remember Frank Robinson hitting a home run into the upper deck in left and shattering the wooden seat where his vicious line drive ended up.
I also remember game 1 a line drive off the shoulder of Jim O'Toole caught by the shortstop who then had no idea what to do with the ball, so he threw it into the stands over first base trying to double or triple up someone off first.
But most of all I remember my first view of the Polo Grounds like it was yesterday. The grass was the greenest grass I have ever seen! Of course we arrived two hours before the game for batting practice. Left after game 2 having consumed more ham sandwiches than any 8 year old should have eaten.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: