METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 22, 1984 GAME:Prindy
October 28, 2006
Truly an AMAZIN' night at Shea despite a Mets loss. The large walk-up crowd that night was fired-up because of Gooden and his team's new found prowess. 7 of us were heading for the Jersey shore that night after the game, but all were willing to take a 100 mile circle trip before time to catch this exciting Mets energy. The crowd was caught up that night with the onslaught of summer as well as the 11 K.O.s from Dwight. People were sliding down face first on the bannister in the upper deck as if the rails were greased. This may also have been the first night the "Wave" was preformed at Shea. I know it is now long ago passe, but then it was new, lively and the first time I had ever seen it! Man, did we have a blast with it that night!
Andre Dawson, hit an up and away fastball (out of the strike zone) over the right field fence with Rose on first as the game winner. Dawson thrived on those up and away pitches better than anyone I've ever seen.
Despite the loss, that night was pure neon at Shea and one of my best baseball mems ever.
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