METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 9, 1974 GAME:
October 9, 2002
This was the first major league game I ever attended. My recollection is that the Reds only run came on a homer by Johnny Bench that went into the parking lot.
July 16, 2003
This is the second game I ever went to, and the first one I recall.
Two memories stand out:
1. Bob Apodaca started and won. 2. Pete Rose was booed like crazy.
And I got the autograph of The Sign Man, who sat me in his box seat when Rose batted, in order to hold up, I suppose, an anti-Rose sign.
November 16, 2004
This was the first game I ever attended. I was 7 years old. I went with my Father, brother and Uncle.
My Uncle passed away several years ago. My Father has ALS and may not be around much longer.
I sat between home and the Mets dugout. I clearly remember Bench's HR. I also remember Hahn's. I began following Hahn's career because I thought it was so cool that he hit a dinger while I was there. I didn't (couldn't) follow it very long.
I also remember a kid with his father (I suppose) who seats were near ours not only catching a foul ball...but catching two!
I thought it was just a given that I would get a few. Still waiting for my first foul ball. 30 years and counting...
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