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1969 Regular Season Game 122
August 23, 1969
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METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 23, 1969 GAME:

Mook
December 6, 2006
Jim Bunning pitched this game for the Dodgers. It was a critical game in the Mets' drive for 1st. I sat way up in the upper deck during this Afternoon game. It was a full house, and for once there were more people there to see the Mets than the "Dah-jes". Shamsky HRed and the game ended with a bloop single by Grote between Wills and the second baseman.

Ken
June 12, 2007
The first major league game I ever went to. I sat in the upper deck behind home plate with my Grandfather and Uncle on a beautiful sunny day at Shea Stadium (Jets flying overhead to add to the Shea atmosphere). There's nothing like seeing the green grass and the well-manicured diamond of a major league field for the first time! I remember Jim Bunning continually losing his cap as he delivered pitches to home plate. An exciting finish as the game ended with the winning run scoring on a Jerry Grote short fly ball to centerfield. Maury Wills had the best chance to make the catch, but seemed to have trouble locating the ball as he scrambled out from shortstop with his back to home plate.

Ken
September 16, 2007
The first major league game I ever went to. I sat in the upper deck behind home plate with my Grandfather and Uncle on a beautiful sunny day at Shea Stadium (Jets flying overhead to add to the Shea atmosphere). There's nothing like seeing the green grass and the well-manicured diamond of a major league field for the first time! I remember Jim Bunning continually losing his cap as he delivered pitches to home plate. An exciting finish as the game ended with the winning run scoring on a Jerry Grote short fly ball to centerfield. Maury Wills had the best chance to make the catch, but seemed to have trouble locating the ball as he scrambled out from shortstop with his back to home plate.

Ken
May 28, 2007
The first major league game I ever went to. I sat in the upper deck behind home plate with my Grandfather and Uncle on a beautiful sunny day at Shea Stadium (Jets flying overhead to add to the Shea atmosphere). There's nothing like seeing the green grass and the well-manicured diamond of a major league field for the first time! I remember Jim Bunning continually losing his cap as he delivered pitches to home plate. An exciting finish as the game ended with the winning run scoring on a Jerry Grote short fly ball to centerfield. Maury Wills had the best chance to make the catch, but seemed to have trouble locating the ball as he scrambled out from shortstop with his back to home plate.

Mark
October 8, 2007
I recently found an old scorecard from this game with my late Father's handwriting. What a treasure! I was six years old, and I wish I remembered more about being there. Does anyone have more information about this game - anything at all would be so great to hear?

At 44 now, I take my boys (4 & 5) to the games and love carrying on the tradition from those days with my Dad so long ago.

Tom
October 19, 2011
This was my first major league game. I went with my father, grandfather and my cousin who had just returned from the Vietnam War. We had upper deck seats and could not believe not only how green the grass was but how red the clay that encircled the field was.

I remember Shamsky's home run and the tremendous roar that came from the crowd as it sailed over the right field fence. I recall Jerry Grote hitting the bloop towards left center field. I remember Wills at short, the centerfielder (Willie Davis) and the left fielder (Manny Mota) converging on it but it fell in and the runner on first was able to score because he was running on the pitch because it was 3 and 2 with two outs.

On my ride home I remember looking out the back window of the car and seeing the Goodyear blimp flying above the stadium. After that game I was a Met fan forever.



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