METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 7, 1975 GAME:Joe Figliola
September 7, 2007
This is the only time I ever saw Tom Seaver win a Mets game in person, and it was via an emergency situation.
If memory serves correct, Jon Matlack was to originally start this game. Unfortunately, Jon was involved in a slight automobile accident and was scratched. Here comes Seaver like the 7th Cavalry to shut the Expos out. He was very much in control of the entire game. (Ironically, I never saw Matlack pitch in person; this was as close as I would come.)
The other highlight that stands out is that Dave Kingman laid down a surprise bunt single. I want to say that it was with two out and two strikes on him, but that may be a little much. I will say that no one expected it.
I went with my fellow Little Leaguers to this afternoon affair. What fun!
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