METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 29, 1971 GAME:
November 5, 2002
This was the first game I ever went to. Bright sunny day, sat right behind Dodger dugout, and don't remember any detail other than the starting playyers I entered onto the scorecard that I still have. OF was Hahn, Jones, and Singleton. Garrett, Harrelson, and Aspromonte started in the infield, Sadecki pitched, and I think that Kranepool and Grote also started. Bill Singer pitched for the Dodgers. This was the only game that I never saved the ticket stub. Although I don't remember, I'm sure I saw Nolan Ryan and Gil Hodges, and Dick Allen as a Dodger.
June 22, 2004
Based on the boxscore provided, I correct my memory above that Aspromonte was the Mets 2B...it was Boswell. And it appears that this was a very interesting game, as Allen and Singleton homered, a young Steve Garvey was at 3B, Bobby Valentine was at SS, and the game was won in the bottom of the 9th on a pinch-single by Tommie Agee!