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1976 Regular Season Game 114
August 10, 1976
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Jim McCoy
August 23, 2001
I was down from upstate with a group from my high school, and this was my first Mets game. In fact it was my first trip to the big city, but this was my favorite part.

It was a duel between Randy Jones, who was on a long winning streak and had already been anointed the Cy Young winner, and Koosman, who finished second in the voting despite arguably superior stats. Jones' streak stopped here.

Kong hit two home runs, but my most vivid memory was Koosman fanning McCovey. Stretch took a huge swing on strike three with the game still on the line, and Shea was rocking.

Bob P
August 13, 2004
Jim, a couple of corrections to your earlier post:

Willie McCovey did not have an at bat in this game. Also this was Randy Jones' third consecutive loss to drop his record to 18-7. He did have a seven game winning streak in May and June.

Kooz improved to 14-7. One of the reasons the Cy Young voting was discussed at length after that season was that after starting the year 18-4, Jones wound up 22-14. Kooz started the year 11-7 but his final record was 21-10.

In this game, after the teams traded early four- run innings, Jones and Koosman tamed the bats the rest of the way. The Mets scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth on singles by Joe Torre, Roy Staiger, and John Milner.



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