METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 18, 1963 GAME:Bob P
July 4, 2005
This was the final game played by the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds. LA swept this doubleheader--and the four-game series--and as the sun set this Sunday evening the Dodgers had a 6-game lead on the Cardinals and Giants. The Mets fell to 35.5 games out.
The Dodgers' winning pitcher in their final appearance at the Polo Grounds was a 19-year-old righty named Dick Calmus. Calmus got into 21 games with the 1963 Dodgers and had a 3-1 record. After 1963 he made only one more appearance in a major league game, and that was in September of 1967 for the Cubs against the Mets.
Tommy Davis gave the Dodgers the lead in the fourth inning with a two-RBI single, and Calmus, in relief of Pete Richert, pitched five innings allowing just one hit and one walk.
The final Dodger at bat at the Polo Grounds was a groundout to second base by Wally Moon. John Roseboro had the final Dodger hit at the Polo Grounds, an eighth inning single to right.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: