METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 9, 1970 GAME:
December 26, 2005
Ah, yes. My second ever Mets game (I was 9), and the first with my family. This was the game Tom Seaver hit his first major league home run.
Also, right before Ron Swoboda's grand slam, my brother wanted to go to the bathroom. The rest of us (me, my father and mother) said to wait a minute -- the bases were loaded!
That grand slam was almost ruined by the fact that because the ball barely made it over the fence (I believe it was right-center field), Don Clendenon was headed back towards first at the moment Swoboda made it to first, and he almost passed him rounding first.
I'll never forget this game.
November 8, 2006
Jerry Grote set what was then a Met record with his 8th consecutive hit his first time up in this game. He had three hits at the end of the July 7th game, 4 straight hits on July 8th, and a lead-off hit in this game.