METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 19, 1979 GAME:
January 15, 2006
Obviously I must have a serious personality flaw.
Not only did I go to a September twi-night double header that was not even remotely meaningful, but stayed for both games in their entirety.
Not suprisingly, the crowd was small enough to personally know everyone on a first name basis.
I was amply rewarded for my efforts, however. Caught a foul ball (Houseman pitching to Rudy May (or was it the other way around?) sitting in the orange seats (lodge? loge?) behind home plate.
Great web site!
August 31, 2011
Actually, the games were quite meaningful to the Expos who with Andre Dawson, Tony Perez, and a young Gary Carter were in a close race with the Pirates for the NL East title. They swept the Mets in two straight doubleheaders but ultimately fell two games short of the Pirates. Two years later, they would clinch a play-off spot at Shea near the end of the 1981 strike- season.