METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 4, 1970 GAME:Jim
July 25, 2001
This was the first game that my father took me to see (I had been to a couple other games with my older brother). We sat in the Loge section just past third base, and I remember being amazed at how loud the sound was when Ryan's fastball hit the catcher's glove. There were also numerous foul balls off Ryan that went way up into the upper deck behind home plate (not all that common at Shea). Unfortunately my mother threw out all of my programs years later so I don't have all of the stats (I know he struck out between 12 and 16, but can't remember the exact number) If anyone has, or knows where I can find a copy of the boxscore, please email me.
October 29, 2001
Hello! On Saturday night I heard Billy Crystal state the date of the first major league baseball game that he ever saw. This made me curious about what the date was for my first major league baseball game. Thanks to your website I have been able to determine that it was this game. August 4, 1970. I would have been 8 years old at that time. My father took myself and my cousin to this game. It was on a Tuesday afternoon, and Nolan Ryan threw a three-hit shutout. I remember that our car overheated in one of the tunnels after the game and we just barely made it out the other end before it stopped running. My father bought me a Mets cap that day, which is unfortunately long gone. I saved that ticket stub for many years, but now it is gone also and I don't have any momentos from that day.
Steve Cadwallader Cadwalladers@Citadel.edu
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