METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 3, 1982 GAME:Bob P
May 13, 2006
The Mets defeated the World Champion Dodgers in their first meeting of 1982.
Starters Charlie Puleo and Burt Hooton each gave up three runs in 6.1 innings of work. The Mets banged out seventeen hits--all singles--in this twelve inning game while holding the Dodgers to just seven hits. LA had just one hit after the eighth inning.
The Mets won it thanks to a two-run single by Hubie Brooks that came three batters after a SAC BUNT BY DAVE KINGMAN!! George Foster had led off the inning with a single off Terry Forster, and Kingman bunted him over. Joel Youngblood singled Foster to third and John Stearns was hit by a pitch. Steve Howe came in to replace Forster and gave up the single to Hubie, and the third Mets run of the inning came on an infield out by Ron Gardenhire. Ed Lynch retired all six batters he faced for his first win of the season.
By the way, Kingman was credited with 16 sacrifice bunts in his career...but I do recall Dave trying to drop one down from time to time to try to catch the defense napping. I'm sure several of those sac bunts were credited even though Dave was trying on his own to bunt for a hit.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: