METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 22, 1973 GAME:Ed K
September 23, 2007
This is a less-remembered but critical game in the miracle of 1973. The schedule was weird that September as the Mets had won 4 of 5 against the Pirates (two games in Pittsburgh, three at Shea) during Monday through Friday and then had to turn around and play the Cards on Saturday afternoon on the national Game of the Week.
The Friday defeat of the Pirates had put them in 1st place and at .500 but a letdown on Saturday would have knocked them right back down. Fortunately, Jon Matlack was awesome pitching a four-hit shutout and they won 2-0. They stayed in 1st Place the rest of the way. I think Matlack was actually better than Seaver and Koosman that month. The game was a treat for me because I could watch it on television. I was away at college in Philly and following the Mets on he radio.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: