METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 3, 1974 GAME:Hank M.
October 7, 2004
I went to this game with my entire family. All seven of us were at Shea on a hot Wednesday afternoon. Before the game, we were treated to a 2-inning softball game (or was it 3 innings?) played between the wives of the Mets and Phillies players. I remember Angela Jones (Cleon's wife) hitting the ball all the way to the outfield grass in left.
In the regular game, Cleon had a shot of his own - a home run over the 410-foot mark in dead center field! Rusty Staub also homered and Ted Martinez had a run-scoring double.
Harry Parker, who was having a rough season, shut out the Phillies for eight innings. A Dave Cash triple in the ninth led to two runs and Parker's being taken out. He still got a well- deserved win, though.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: