METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 16, 1975 GAME:
April 21, 2005
I went to this game with my sister and grandparents. It was Camera Day at Shea. Unfortunately, a threat of rain delayed us in getting to the stadium. We had, basically, no time to get any pictures of the players before the game. We did take some during the game, though.
Craig Swan was the starting and winning pitcher. This was not his first major league game, but it was his first one after being recalled from the minors permanantly. He pitched well for over eight innings. Bob Apodaca came on in the ninth to get the save.
In the second inning, Joe Torre's two-run homer put the Mets ahead to stay. He hit it off of Pete Falcone, who would pitch for the Mets with Torre as manager a few years later.
Also, Dave Kingman hit one of his "sky-high" pop ups. Giants' catcher Dave Rader, after waiting (for what seemed like all day) for the ball to come down, dropped it! It popped right out of his glove.