METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 11, 1978 GAME:JFK
September 28, 2012
Koosman got ejected for trying to bean Rick Reuschel. As Doug Flynn said Reuschel hit Henderson and Koosman tried to hit Reuschel--in the head. Flynn said he never saw a pitch go between a head and a helmet---Reuschel ducked. When Koosman was ejected he said to Flynn, "Maybe I should quit. I never miss."
Larry Loves Late70's
April 17, 2013
This was not televised,so I remember Reuschel's beaning of Steve Henderson visually as I listening to the radio. It was a historic Mets moment, because Hendu was never Hendu again. He was hit in his front elbow, and the consequences were perceptible. The player who was the key to the Seaver deal, who started 1978 where he left off from his very good rookie campaign became an opposite field hitter with limited power. Already an inadequate left-fielder, now he's a one- dimensional hitter. The Mets should've offered him to any AL team as an excellent part-time DH, for which they might've received value. Possibly to the Yanks for Ken Clay?
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