METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 21, 1969 GAME:
March 29, 2003
One of the best Mets games I ever saw, although they lost. It was a thriller. All I remember is Dave Marshall making a circus catch in LF for the Giants. He later came to the Mets. Also, I remember looking at the World Trade Center going up across the Hudson from my Dad's office in Jersey City before we left for Shea. That's now a very sad memory, of course.
June 19, 2004
I was at this game - and the one the next night too. Big thrill for a 12-year old. What I remember is: 1) Willie Mays not playing - big disappointment. 2) Bonds hitting the two home runs - he was hyped as a coming star. 3) Seaver not pitching to form - also disappointing. But what the heck - a great game. I also thought that McCovey hit a home run too, but the box does not show that. Oh well, advancing age.
December 2, 2004
This was the first major league game I ever saw - I recently found the scorecard and ticket stub to learn the date. I was 10 and Tom Seaver was my favorite so my father tried to pick the day in the rotation that Seaver would start. I remember him not pitching well. I also remember that Ron Swoboda had a good game which shows in the box score. My memory was that Swoboda tied the game to send it to extra innings. I also remember being very disappointed that they lost.
December 3, 2004
Jim Z, you are correct...Swoboda had an RBI single as the Mets put together a two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game.
The Giants won it in the eleventh when 39-year- old reliever Don McMahon singled and came around to score on a two-out triple by Ken Henderson.
Tom Seaver gave up a leadoff homer in the second to Bobby Bonds, and then Bobby took him deep again with two on and two out in the seventh to give the Giants a 6-2 lead.
The Mets rallied for three in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI double by Bobby Pfiel and a two- run single by Tommie Agee, who had also homered in the first to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. But the Mets left two men on in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings and could not push the winning run across. In fact, the Mets had ten of their fourteen hits in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings.