METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 3, 1969 GAME:Gary Brown
June 24, 2006
This was an historic game in an historic season because it was the first time the Mets ever went above .500 beyond the first week of the season.
Ed Kranepool hit two home runs--the first one was a rope into the Mets bullpen off Alan Foster; the second one was a two-run, 400' shot to right center. On home run #2 good old WOR-TV was already running a videotaped highlight of the previous play, so no one got to see the replay of Kranepool's second homer.
Tom Seaver pitched.
What is really memorable was "Kiner's Korner" afterward. Since the Mets went over .500 for the first time, there was a lot of celebration in the clubhouse. Kranepool showed up as a guest on the postgame show smoking a cigar. Tom Seaver, the other guest, was giggling all the way through the show. At the end, Ralph Kiner told Kranepool, "Keep up the good work. And don't let those cigars make you sick." Seaver was laughing so hard I thought he was going to fall on the floor.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: