METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 19, 1964 GAME:John Schofield
January 26, 2005
I grew up in New York and attended this game, the first Met win at Shea Stadium. It was a cold and blustery day, but my bud and I didn't care. Jim Hickman cracked a solid 2 run HR to left early on and from that point everyone present had a sense that this would be THE DAY. Jackson finished up Mazeroski was left in the on deck circle and we all went home happy that we had been a small part of Mets history.
June 16, 2005
One correction to an earlier post on this, the first Mets victory at Shea: there were no home runs in the game.
The Mets took a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning when Rod Kanehl and Ron Hunt each singled in two runs. The Mets added two more in the sixth on a single by Al Moran that drove in Joe Christopher, then Moran scored on a Dick Smith double.
Meanwhile, Al Jackson scattered six hits and struck out six, including fanning Willie Stargell three times and Donn Clendenon twice.
January 30, 2012
Joe Christopher was the first Met ever to steal a base at Shea in this game.
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