METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 6, 1983 GAME:
August 20, 2000
Who could forget this one? Strawberry makes his major league debut on a Friday night at Shea against Mario Soto. That would be today's equivalent of calling up a highly touted prospect like Escobar on a night Randy Johnson is pitching. Who knew Strawberry would blame the Mets for applying this kind of pressure on him a million times over the next 15 years.
I watched this game at home on TV while I was supposed to be doing last-minute studying for my SATs, which were the next morning (got into college anyway, kids). What a game. Dramatic homers by Brooks and Foster (I think) to tie it up late and win it from behind in extra frames. Straw Man goes 0-4 or 0-5 with a buncha whiffs, but his foul ball into the right field seats titillates.
March 6, 2002
I remember this one well. Straw's first game. He struck out 4 times,and in the 11th inning, he hit a foul ball into the mezzanine. Bob Murphy remarked that Mets fans should get used to seeing that immense power.
Kingman hit a blast to tie the game at 4 in the ninth, and Foster won it in the 13th against his old team. What a night.
July 15, 2003
An amazing game. I was there, watching the Mets match up against one of the top pitchers, Soto. They made a great comeback, scoring 1 in the eighth on a 2 out pinch hr by Heep, and 2 in the ninth on a 2 out hr by Kingman, then tying it in the tenth on a 2 out pinch hr by Brooks.
Finally, in the thirteenth, Foster won it on a 3 run shot, with Straw scoring the winning run after getting on via a bb and getting to 2nd on his first career steal.
November 10, 2003
If this had been a post-season game, it would be remembered as one of the great Met wins ever.
October 7, 2008
Just watched this one again
WOW. Reguardless of Straw's debut or not, this was one of the more memorable wins in Shea's history. The previous fan was right; if this was a postseason game, it would have been one of the best ever.
Mets were down to their last STRIKE in two different innings (9th and 10th), and both times hit homers to tie to game. Then Foster wins it in the 13th inning.
January 4, 2010
I was in the Upper Deck. I enjoyed this one so much, I still have my ticket stub. I wonder how many teams homered twice when down to their last strike to tie games and then win it later. Straw did hit that foul home run. The best foul home run Straw hit was in Game 6 in 1986 vs. Astros.