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1969 Regular Season Game 98
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Astros 2, Mets 0
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Dennis Black
August 13, 2002
This was game 2 of a doubleheader necessitated by a rainout the day before. I was psyched by the rain the day before because it meant I was going to see 2 games! It was the annual Blessed Sacrament (Cypress Hills, Brooklyn) Altar Boy trip to Shea. Instead of hiring a bus, a bunch of Dads drove all of us there. The first game saw the Mets get some runs in the 8th to close to 6-3, but the Astros put up a 10-spot in the ninth to win 16-3. Most of the crowd went home. My brother, Brendan, Ralph Chieco, and I convinced Father Lewk (a Yankee fan, but still a good guy) that it was ok to leave us at Shea to watch the second game while everyone else went home (including the Dads with the cars). The Astros scored early and often in the second game. I think we left in the fifth inning, probably my earliest exit ever from a baseball game.

October 15, 2006
When Manager Hodges went to the edge of dirt infield in front of the left field outfield grass and removed the N.L. batting leader (Cleon Jones was not trying hard enough), in front of a full house, you knew who was in charge of the Mets. They lost both games, but the players knew they had a winner in Hodges. And Gil produced a winner.

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