METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 24, 1979 GAME:Ed K
September 15, 2004
This was probably the worst game at Shea I ever attended. The franchise had hit bottom, but home from college, I caught up with a couple of high school classmates and we went to the game. The crowd was so small that they closed off the upper deck and with $1.30 general admission tickets we got were directed to the mezzanine level. The Mets fell behind quickly and the fans that were there were quite vocal about their discontent about the state of the team. The Mets did not even draw a million fans that year. Thank goodness the Mets were sold after the season and things got better in the 1980's.
April 20, 2012
I wrote about this game in the prior post. I was thinking about this game recently and decided to look up the attendance which I figured was maybe 8,000. It was even worse than that. Only 4,320 people for a doubleheader. I did not stay for the second game which they actually won. It really was an awful time for the team.
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