METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 31, 1977 GAME:Mook
January 5, 2004
I believe this was Torre's first game. He should have quit after the win. I remember Marv Albert reporting on Joe Frazier's KO as Met manager while watching "the likes of Warren Cromartie, Andre Dawson and Gary Carter taking batting practice." I remember the snotty tone in his voice, like who are these guys, they are not worth my time even looking at. Funny, one is in the Hall of Fame, one will probably follow and the third (Cromartie) became a notable character on two continents. You never know...
February 2, 2004
Mook, this was indeed Torre's first game as manager. The Mets had been swept by the Expos the previous day to fall to 15-30. They responded well to Torre by winning their first three games under him. In fact they were 10-5 under Torre when the stuff hit the fan on June 15 and the team was decimated by the trades.
John Milner had two singles and drove in three runs for the Mets. A crowd of 6,505 can say they were there when Torre started the managerial career that not too many of us thought would wind up like this!
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