METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 17, 1973 GAME:
May 19, 2005
Watching on TV, this was one of the greatest comebacks I had ever seen. Seven in the ninth to pull out an 8-7 win.
September 16, 2007
I watched this one on TV too. I was 11 at the time. They were down 7-1. Millan walked to lead off the 9th, then Staub homered. Jones walked, then Milner homered. They scratched out 3 more, with Mays driving in 2. I remember how I danced with joy in front of the TV. Great memory!
March 27, 2008
I was 7 years old, going on 8 at the time. The neighbors were over the house having coffee. Mr. Schuster, a big Mets Fan, had given up on the game. I was watching it alone in the living room. At the end, I went to the kitchen to tell them that the Mets had won. No one believed me.
October 30, 2015
I was in the Bronx at the Yankee game this evening. A friend of mine invited me and we went with his dad and a couple of his other friends. The game was pretty humdrum, as the Yanks beat the Twins 4-1. The highlight for me was that we sat just above the broadcast booth and we got to see Phil Rizzuto. Anyway, as we were leaving the game, we heard over the car radio about the Mets' game and how they'd scored seven runs in the 9th, with Willie Mays driving in the winning run! As a long-time Willie fan (even before he was on the Mets), I was thrilled.