METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 31, 1970 GAME:Ron Bedry
June 19, 2004
I sat in a box right behind the Astros' dugout, with two school chums on a sunny day at Shea. One of my high school teachers provided the transportation, but he had to sit in the bleachers. Whenever Ron Swoboda batted, we chanted, "Dubcek, Swoboda! Dubcek Swoboda!" (There was some sort of rebellion going on in Czechoslovakia, and those were the names of the leaders.) My most vivid memory of the game was in the end of the nightcap, watching poor Astros' pitcher Denny Lemaster walking back to the dugout after losing the game in extra innings. You could see by the grimace on his face that it had been a bad day for him; he was the starter in the first game of the doubleheader, and credited with the loss in that one, too!
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: