METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 23, 1979 GAME:
September 25, 2003
With one out in the top of the fifth inning of this game, Lou Brock walked. He then stole second base and came all the way around to score when John Stearns' throw went into the outfield.
The stolen base was the 928th of Brock's career. At that point he broke Billy Hamilton's record for most career steals. Hamilton had played mainly in the 1890s. Of course, years later Rickey Henderson passed Brock and Rickey is still going as of this writing!
The Cards won the game 7-4 in ten innings. Mets pitchers allowed just five hits in the game but they walked 11 batters, threw a wild pitch and committed a balk..and the fielders pitched in with 3 errors. Aaah, the late seventies at Shea!
December 10, 2006
I do know that after this mind-numbing loss, their record over the last 48 games was, I believe, 9-39. An absolute low point in Mets history during this time. In a few short months, Wilpon, Doubleday and Cashen came into the picture to begin salvaging this wreck of a franchise.
August 31, 2011
This was the end of the worst homestand in Mets history as they went 0-9 including four doubleheaders swept in less than a week.
The sad part was that the pitching wasn't all that bad (35 runs given up in 9 games) but the offense was anemic as they could only score 15 runs.
I don't recall the exact attendance number for the 5 playing dates but I doubt it was more than 30,000 combined.