METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 23, 1973 GAME:Peter C.
November 23, 2005
Fan Appreciation Day. We all got white coffee mugs. The wild pennant race was coming down to the wire. Tommie Agee gave the Cards their only runs with a 2-run homer in the first. Stone was struggling in the opening inning but Joe Torre bailed him out by grounding into a double play. Something Met fans would see a lot of in coming years. The game was too important to allow ineffective pitchers to continue. Stone lasted only 2 innings and Card starter Mike Thompson was pulled after 2 batters and replaced by Rich Folkers. (Wasn't he in every other pack of baseball cards when we were kids?) I remember sitting in the loge and running down the steps to get the out of town scores off the scoreboard. Pirates were sweeping in Jarry Park but the Cubs were losing to the Phils. The Mets rallied and McGraw pitched a scoreless 3 innings to close out the win. Got home and found out that the Raiders had snapped the Dolphins unbeaten streak.
October 21, 2008
This was the first game I ever went to. My Grandmother brought the tickets in August when the Mets were dead in the water. By game day they were in first place by a game. My dad had worked an overnight, picked up Grandma in Brooklyn, came home and got me and my two brothers. The place was packed and I vividly remember Wayne Garrett hitting an extra base hit up the alley in right center field. We all got a Mets mug, and a little slip of paper to be mailed in to pick our autograph of choice. I picked Garrett.
September 23, 2013
40 years ago today I was at this game. Thanks Mom and Anthony for taking me and giving me one of my best and longest lasting Met memories.
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