METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 24, 1969 GAME:BIGSTRO
March 17, 2003
This one has particular relevance for me since it was the first Major League game that I ever attended. My Dad, myself and three of our friends sat in the press-box and I vividly remember being astounded by the beauty of the Stadium and the electricity of the game itself. Gary Gentry started against Reds southpaw Jim Merrit and I believe Merrit actually homered in the game. The Reds had Johnny Bench behind the plate, Pete Rose in left and Tony Perez at third not to mention the likes of Lee May, Vada Pinson and Bobby Tolan to boot. I was eleven years old and became totally addicted to the sport since that balmy July evening. We stayed from batting practice through the entire twelve innings and I recall thinking that if there was a Heaven on Earth that it was located in Flushing Meadow at the Willets Point stop on the 7 Train.
March 26, 2003
Sorry to be the fact police, but Vada Pinson was played for the Cardinals in 1969, contrary to the previous post.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: