METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 21, 1968 GAME:
January 25, 2004
First Met game I ever went to. Sat way up in left field upper deck with my Dad and kid brother on a warm August afternoon. The ball park was jammed for that weekday afternoon game. Mays and McCovey always filled the park in those days. I remember the traffic jam coming into the park being backed up all the way to Linden Blvd, and the never-ending stream of scalpers on the side of Whitestone Expressway. Marichal pitched, and I can still see his high kick way way down there on the pitcher's mound. Mays hit HR 580 that day. McCovey and Jim Ray Hart, I believe, added HRs for SF. I recall Larry Stahl hitting a line drive HR into the left field bullpen. Maybe I'm getting old, but somehow, the sky seemed bluer then, the grass greener, the uniforms whiter. Shea was Oz.
June 15, 2005
Further to Mook's post of Janaury 2004, the Giants got homers on this day from Jim Ray Hart (leading off the second), Willie Mays (in a six-run fifth inning) and Jack Hiatt (in the eighth; he had replaced McCovey with the score 11-2 in the seventh inning. Larry Stahl did homer in the third to tie the score at 1-1, and a J. C. Martin single gave the Mets a 2-1 lead after three.
The Giants scored ten runs and had thirteen hits in the fifth and sixth innings alone!
Juan Marichal pitched a complete game for his 23rd win despite allowing twelve hits, but four of them were in the fourth inning and three more came in the ninth.
August 18, 2011
Doesn't anyone remember that there was a bomb scare during this game? Both teams ran out of the dugouts on to the field. It scared the heck out of my grandmother who was charged with taking me, an 8-year-old Met nut to the game. Thanks, Grandma. I remember there were still lots of Giant fans in NY at that time and Willie Mays got big cheers anytime he came up.