METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 27, 1984 GAME:
April 22, 2002
The Mets stood 4 and 1/2 games in front of the cubs in the n.l. east after this win but would lose 13 of their next 16 games, including 7 losses to Chicago, a stretch which probably decided the division title. Another odd Mets giveaway night too, USA cap night, after all it was an Olympic year.
June 17, 2002
I listened to this game on WHN, and it was probably the first "big" game the franchise played in 11 years. Doc was brilliant for a rookie in a high-pressure start. I remember Mookie throwing out a Cubbie trying to score, and Murph had one of his best calls of his life. After he yelled the runner was out, he said nothing for about 5 seconds while Shea went nuts. Then he said "this place just exploded".
May 9, 2005
I was 18 and during batting practice my dad and I almost got beaned with a Leon Durham foul ball while we had a lapful of food.
Great game pitched by Doc and the entire crowd left the game yelling, We're # 1-"hoot".
Unfortunately, things went awry the next day with the Sisk fiasco and our lead vanished when we went to Chicago. That night there was definitely a fever in the air and it felt good for the first time in a long time as a Met fan with good things to come at the time.
July 13, 2005
After this game, I, along with many other Mets fans, thought the Mets were playoff bound. We're a silly breed, us Met fans!
November 25, 2007
The biggest Mets game since the mid 70's. I believe it was a nationally televised game (NBC?). I remember the excitement of a jam packed Shea and Gooden being sensational.
Gets by Buckner
February 18, 2011
I was at this game with a group from my summer job and my college roommate. We sat in the left field nosebleed upper deck. It was the first time in maybe 11 years I left a Mets game being proud to be one of their fans. People were leaving the stadium yelling "We are number 1!!" However the Mets fell apart even after getting Ray Knight a month later. Regardless, it was great to be a fan on that night!!
April 3, 2015
To John L.---The game was on SportsChannel and my part of New Jersey didn't have cable yet so I had to listen to it on the late great 1050 WHN. Plus it was a unusually cool, dreary July evening as I tend to recall but they got the game in anyway!