METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 17, 1963 GAME:
November 29, 2005
This was the 2nd Mets game I had ever attended! I got to witness Sandy Koufax at his best. I was only 11 years old and do not recall all of the details. I can remember Sandy sailing along until the 9th inning, when Ron Hunt hit a solo home run right down the left field line to break up the shutout. A few hits later and a Dodger error forced Koufax out of the game! With 2nd and 3rd and two outs, Casey sent "Duke" Snider to pinch hit against relief ace Ron Peronoski. He struck out by a pitch 3 feet in the dirt! LA 3 Mets 2.
January 26, 2009
I was 14 years old when I attended this game, which, as I will explain shortly, I still regard as one of the highlights of my life! I sat in the left field grandstands in the upper tier--for the princely sum of $1.25--a section or two on the fair side of the foul pole. It was a great thrill to see Sandy Koufax start against my Mets. And in the third inning, Frank Howard lofted a fly ball in my general direction, which miraculously wound up in my glove. A home run! I treasure the ball to this day. The game ended with the Mets down by one run, a runner on second base, and Duke Snider pinch-hitting for the Mets. OK, no magical ending, but I treasure the memories of this game.