METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 2, 1985 GAME:Hank M
October 6, 2007
A funny thing happened in the 8th inning of this game. Danny Heep hit a high, fair ball that landed into the right field seats. First base umpire Fred Brocklander, however, called it foul. The ball being clearly fair, Heep argued about it intensely.
Brocklander then said that he had lost sight of the ball. He asked Ed Montague, the home plate umpire, if he saw it. Montague indicated that he did and correctly ruled it fair. Danny was then allowed to circle the bases.
An umpire freely admitted that he was unable to make an accurate ruling, so he asked for help. Brocklander did the right thing here, which had to take some courage on his part. Padres' manager Dick Williams then offered his own argument about the overruling, but to no avail.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: