METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE OCTOBER 4, 1980 GAME:
Andy from Rego Park|
April 25, 2003
For most of the summer, the Daily News ran a box in the sports section called "Mets vs. Maris" as the team struggled to hit 61 home runs for the season. Hubie Brooks' first big league tater, in this game, allowed the Amazin's to tie Roger's then-single season mark.
October 28, 2008
I thought Hubie hit number 61 in the final game of the year. Guess I was wrong.
Thought of an interesting situation: What if the Mets had brought up Hubie, Mookie, Wally, and Ed Lynch in July when they were competing as opposed to September? Obviously, a pennant would have been unlikely, but I think if those guys were there, then the Phillies don't sweep them in that five-game set in August. Plus, I think they would have been in the 73-win range. I think they were more ready for the bigs than what was originally thought.