METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 15, 1971 GAME:Bob P
February 10, 2004
Second game of a doubleheader at Shea, and Burt Hooton gets his first major league win. Hooton, who had been pitching for the University of Texas four months earlier, had a no-hitter with two outs in the seventh inning when Mike Jorgensen singled, and then Ken Singleton hit a two-run homer to tie the game, 2-2.
But Billy Williams hit a pinch-homer off Danny Frisella in the top of the ninth to give Hooton his first of 151 victories. Burt struck out 15 Mets in the game.
June 19, 2004
This night sucked. Swept in a doubleheader and toyed with by a rookie in game 2.
I had seen the Mets sweep two or three doubleheaders before this night and two losses followed by that excrutiating Shea to New Jersey drive was a bummer.
The only vivid memory I have is of Singleton's HR clearing the wall.
Now that I'm older, I guess I appreciate the trivia of being at Burt Hooton's first win, but it was not fun at the time.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: