METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 8, 1975 GAME:
January 29, 2001
Seaver outduels Carlton on opening day. I went to this game with my dad. It was cloudy. That's about all I remember.
August 19, 2002
In January 1975 I had met a wonderful girl on a ski trip, and being the romantic that I am, I told her that I would take her to Opening Day at Shea. We went, and Tom Seaver won as usual. We went to six more games that year, and the Mets won them all. I could not let this beautiful woman get away! We were married in September 1978 and are the proud parents of four lovely Met fans.
September 9, 2004
Hey Dennis (the poster above me): that may be the best post I've seen on the UMD.
Hey Jon (also a poster above: I too attended this game with my Dad. Can still see Kingman's bomb as it appeared from our upper deck seats. What a drive.
Can also see Torre's basehit to win it in the ninth.
What a great box score - Seaver and Carlton pitching cowboy-style before the days of slavish devotion to pitch counts.
August 11, 2006
If I'm not mistaken, Joe Torre had the game winning hit in this one, the only good thing he did as a Met.
April 9, 2011
The first Met game I ever went to see. It was cold. I got into trouble next day in school because I skipped school to go to the game.