METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 12, 1978 GAME:Larry Laughing at the Late 70's
April 20, 2013
This game marked the end of Ken Henderson's epic 7-game Mets career, so memorable that I have no memory of this game, only read about it recently. I never noticed his departure due to the ignorable impression he left on me for those precious few days. I only recall a veteran named Keith or Ken (Could it have been Harrelson?) playing RF only because the Mets couldn't find anyone else. It wasn't Harrelson because I would've made the instant name association to Buddy. But the connection to Steve Henderson is not lost on me: the immediate game before, Steve suffered a career altering beaning courtesy of Rick Reuschel. Ken Hen sustains a fateful foot injury running into the RF wall, which can also tie him to the other gem we got for Seaver,Pat Zachry. Your 1978 NY Mets: the Clown Paupers of MLB - starring the Hendont's!
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: