METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 8, 1976 GAME:Buzz
April 25, 2005
I remember this game for the boxscore only. I was 10 years old on vacation with my family in Wildwood, NJ and already a huge Mets fan but I couldn't watch the Mets on TV down there because they only showed Phillie games. My only knowledge of how the Mets did was to check the boxscores the next day. (This was well before the days of Sports Center and endless highlights.)
Well when I checked the boxscore for this particular game not only did I see a Mets win over the Cubs but I saw that this guy Mazzilli (who I'd never heard of) had pinch hit and his boxscore read 1 1 1 3 which meant he'd hit a 3-run homer. I thought to myself, "Wow this guy hit a 3-run homer in his first at bat in the bigs!" but I soon came to realize that it wasn't his first AB but his second, still not too shabby.
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