METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 12, 1984 GAME:
August 26, 2002
about 12 of us sat in upperdeck box at Shea with some girls still in love with lee mazzilli who was on pirates watched dwight break rookie strike out record cant remember what inning he broke record but we stood and cheered too much to soon for doc what might have been
April 16, 2003
I remember going to this game with my father and high school friend Willie and watching Doc break the rookie strikeout record. At the time I remember me and my friends thought he'd be the next Bob Gibson.
October 25, 2004
Wow, I can't believe it's been 20 years! I gave one of the ticket agents an extra $10 and he put my dad and me 5 rows behind the Pirate dugout. Doc was throwing gas that night. This was before radar guns were showing fans just how fast, but Doc was on. I remember after he struck out Tony Pena for the third time, Pena started barking at the ump. The guy next to us stood up and yelled, "It sounded high, huh Tony!" Only in New York.
April 5, 2006
We thought we were going to see history this night. Gooden had 15k's thru 7 innings and was as dominant as any pitcher ever was. He finished with 16k's and no walks. This was a great experience for a high school kid even though I was and am a Yankees fan. Seeing my ticket stub last night made me think of this masterpiece pitched by Doc.
March 29, 2008
I was 16 and won these tickets on the back of a Coke cap. I sent in the Coke cap and they sent me two fairly nice seating tickets. I went with my dad and we watched Gooden make history by breaking the rookie K record. He was unhittable that night. I remember the last batter fouled off quite a few pitches before Gooden got him out to complete the shutout.
March 13, 2008
If my memory serves, this may have been the best game he has ever thrown. Didn't he have a no hitter going into the 8th??