METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 5, 1973 GAME:
October 15, 2008
My first Mets game. I was 8. I loved Tom Seaver.
December 23, 2009
First Game of a double header. I was at this game. One interesting moment: The Mets were down 3-2 in the 8th and the Cards had loaded the bases on Tug McGraw. With 2 out, someone (Joe Torre?) hit what looked to be a HR to left and Cleon Jones made a leaping grab (Endy Chevez like) over the wall to save what I recall would have been a Grand Slam. McGraw then pitched a scoreless ninth. While the Mets did lose the game,I wonder what would have happened if Jones did not catch the ball. After this game, McGraw seemed to find his confidence and was a major factor in the Mets improbable '73 run.
Prior to that at bat, Tug was having a bad year and was totally unreliable out of the pen. I know the Mets lost anyway, but what would have happened to Tug and Yogi's confidence in him if that ball carried an extra 2 feet for a HR?
August 11, 2015
I went to this doubleheader with 3 of my best friends, I was 15 years old. We sat in the mezzanine level above 1st base, I remember that we were baking in the hot mid day sun. I was so glad that Seaver was pitching hoping for a win but not today. This was the first time we saw, or even heard the name "Bake McBride", we thought that the Shea PA announcer mis- pronounced the poor guy's first name. As I recall, Bake turned out to be a pretty good ball player.