METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 29, 1975 GAME:Ken Akerman
May 26, 2004
I attended this doubleheader as part of a trip with my Boy Scout troup. What I remembered the most about these games was that Tug McGraw, who had been traded by the Mets to the Phillies during the off-season, made his first appearances for the Phillies against the Mets at Shea Stadium. Tug had been one of the Mets' most popular players when he was with the Mets, so he received a warm reception from the fans when he made his first Phillies appearance at Shea Stadium.
Tug must have been relishing his first chance to pitch against his former team in their home ballpark. In the first game, Tug pitched three innings to earn a save, and in the second game he pitched four innings to earn the win in extra innings. During the day, Tug gave up no runs and one hits in seven innings, earning a win and a save. Tug earned a measure of revenge against his former team in front of their home fans that day. Clearly, there have been few relief pitchers who had a better single day of relief work than Tug did that day.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: