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Richard Baker
August 23, 2006
I remember this game well. Went to Shea to see Tom Seaver pitch and was taking a chance on seeing Dave Kingman play, these 2 guys being my favorite Mets ever. In those days you could drive up to Shea a half hour before the game and get tickets. Ended up sitting right behind the Mets dugout 2 rows back. Got Brian Giles to sign a baseball card of mine. I would bring cards of different players to different games. Of course I brought Kingman's and Seaver's but they didn't come on the field before gametime.

Seaver pitched a pretty good game, but when Darryl Porter hit the home run you sensed the game was over. I remember Tom Seaver fouling off about 6 piches with one being inches from the left field foul pole, nearly missing a home run. Next pitch he hits fly ball to deep center field and with that the small crowd at Shea gave him a standing ovation, appreciating a tough at bat.

I remember Dave Kingman being put in as a pinch hitter late in game. I yelled for Dave. I said, "Heeeeey Daaaaaaaaaaaave" real loud. I heard my voice echoing in the outfield, he looks over at me with a surly look. Hey I would too if I wasn't playing. Not with Keith Hernandez around. Kingman never got to hit; Whitey Herzog put in a right hander to face Kingman and Frank howard countered with putting in Rusty Staub who grounded to 2nd base on the first pitch.

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