METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 13, 1980 GAME:
March 17, 2002
Was at this game with my dad and remember there was a buzz at Shea. The victory the night before had brought the Mets one game under .500 (a big deal for mid-June).
There was a huge crowd, in part because it was a promotional date. Kids got a vinyl poncho which I proudly wore. Never mind that it was hot, and sunny, and I was sweating like mad...
Of course the Mets lost, and the rest of the season was a downer.
April 1, 2003
The day after Steve Henderson's dramatic walk-off home run. The stadium was filled with excitement. My dad took me to this game as one of my graduation gifts from grammar school. Nothing dramatic about this one, I can tell ya!
October 20, 2004
This Friday night game was actually the night BEFORE Steve Henderson's walk-off homer, not the night after. (I think both of the earlier posts about this game belong under the Sunday, June 15 game.)
On this night Vida Blue shut down the Mets, allowing just four hits and one unearned run to improve to 9-2 on the year (he finished the year 14-10).
Milt May had a fourth inning homer off Ray Burris, and it was the 9,000th home run in the history of the Giants' franchise.