METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE OCTOBER 2, 1983 GAME:john t greenpoint
July 16, 2006
Remember this game like it was yesterday. Doubleheader to end the season and it's on channel 9. Unbelievable finish to the second game, could not believe my eyes when Mookie Wilson scored from second base on a ground ball. Just knew next year was going to be different and it was; we were a contender now and it felt so good. Finally had something to get me through high school at La Salle!
October 14, 2006
John, I'm not trying to be the fact police...but Mookie scoring from second on a groundball did not happen in this game. Mookie actaully did it twice in less than a week earlier in 1983: in the bottom of the twelfth against the Pirates on July 31, and in the bottom of the ninth against the Expos on August 3. You can check the posts under either of those games for more details.
July 7, 2012
So many good things happened in this game. The Tim Leary era finally began, as he got his first career win--only 6 months after his first career start! And, Rusty came down to the last game with 23 PHs and 23 PH RBIs with the record for each being 25. So he couldn't get the record for pinch hits, but sure enough he came thru with a 2 RBI ph to at least tie the PH RBI record.
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