METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 30, 1980 GAME:Steve B
December 21, 2004
This was the smallest crowd in the history of Shea - about 1,800 on hand for the action. It was a day game. The crowd was so sparse, I could hear Dave Parker shouting from his perch on the dugout railing. He was wearing a warm-up jacket and listening to a Walkman.
December 31, 2004
Stve, you're right...the official attendance was 1,754 for this Tuesday afternoon game as the Mets picked up their seventh win of the month of September against 21 losses. At this point the Mets were 22 games behind the first place Expos, and the Pirates were just over .500 and eight games out of first place.
The Mets scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to win the game, with the lead run scoring on a sac fly by Alex Trevino.
The starting lineup for New York featured three rookies who were all called up that September for their first taste of the major leagues: Mookie Wilson, Hubie Brooks, and Wally Backman.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: