METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 19, 1974 GAME:Hank M
September 18, 2005
"The Yankees just helped the Mets!"
This is what my father said after we saw what happened in the sixth inning. Horace Clarke, who had been released by the Yanks because of his continuous shoddy fielding, let a two-out ground ball get through his legs. This error allowed the tying run to score and paved the way for a 4- run inning. The Mets would go on to win, 4-2, with all runs unearned.
The game of baseball can provide a lot of strange twists. This game is a good example. It was won with a little help from our "friends" in the Bronx. Thank you, Yankees, for releasing Horace Clarke, allowing the Padres to sign him. It came in very handy on this night.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: