METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 12, 1977 GAME:Hank M
June 8, 2005
This was the first home opener I ever attended...and the last one that Tom Seaver would start during his Mets' career (not counting his return in 1983).
Tom Terrific did not disappoint in this "farewell" appearance. He not only shut out the Cardinals, but he also singled home two runs in the second inning, helping his own cause. The other runs came on solo homers by John Milner and John Stearns, both hit to right-center field.
As I was keeping score of the game, I got lucky. Milner flied out to center to start the third inning. However, I marked it in the St. Louis fourth for Bake McBride. Using a scorecard pencil, I couldn't erase it. It didn't matter. When McBride came up in the fourth, he, too, flied out to center. It was a day when things worked out perfectly!
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: