METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 17, 1979 GAME:Hank M
March 5, 2007
This game was suspended after eight innings and completed later in the season. A predetermined stopping time was put into place due to the fact that the Mets had a flight to Houston scheduled that evening. When the curfew time arrived, play was halted so the Mets could catch their plane.
News of this strange happening was reported on the "Today" show the next morning. Anchorman Floyd Kalber, after telling the audience the reason for the suspension, started laughing. Who could blame him? Having to stop a game because of poor travel planning is ridiculous! This is the kind of thing that typified the '79 Mets, who were simply a laughingstock.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: