METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 26, 1979 GAME:
August 1, 2000
I was at this game. . .couldn't tell you a thing about it except it was a Saturday afternoon, and Gil Flores started at first instead of Willie Montanez (one of my favorites). I was shocked the Mets scored 10 runs against the eventual World Champs.
Andy in Chicago
March 31, 2007
Really an incredible game for the otherwise not-so-good '79ers. Pirates take an early 1-0 lead. Mets come back and score 5 in one inning. Pirates tie it up. Mets add single runs in the next two frames. Pirates come back and take the lead again, 8-7. Mets break thru with two more runs and hold on for 10-8 win. Who said this team wasn't exciting?
I remember scoring this game on my dad's IBM electric typewriter. Now, as a working journalist, I can say "it began here."
September 7, 2007
This was my first Met game. I was 9 years old. They gave away real cheap "rain jackets" that night as a giveaway. My sister and some friends arrived real early so we could meet some players at the player parking lot - and we did. Lee Mazzilli came over and said hello to us. The game was great. I remember Henderson and Youngblood's homers and I remember the old scoreboard, pre Bud sign, flashing HENDU when he hit his homer.
We sat in General Admission, I think $2.50 per ticket. It was pretty exciting and we were all hooked. Still loving those Metropolitans and going to Shea nearly 30 years later.
May 6, 2013
My dad took me to this game on my 10th birthday. I still have the ticket stubs from this game. Box 220 A, Seat 7-8, price $6.00. At 10 years old, these players were my heroes. John Stearns and Maz were my favorite players during this game. I lived on Long Island at the time and I remember the drive into Shea. I miss the orange and blue checkers on the side of the stadium so much. My wife and I name our most recent baby girl "Shea". We now live in AZ but thanks to the internet and DirecTv, we watch every game. I miss those games when they gave away the batting helmets. I think I remember the song "The Hustle" being played during pre-game warmups. LETS GO METS!
May 9, 2013
The one thing I remember from this game is when Pirates pitching coach Harvey Haddix made a visit to the mound. When he did, Steve Albert mentioned on television that it was the 20th anniversary of his 12-inning perfect game that he lost in the 13th.