METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 15, 1985 GAME:
January 27, 2004
This was my first Met game. Carter went yard, Doc started out strong, but struggled in the later innings.
July 13, 2008
This was a Thursday afternoon game I attended with my two sisters. We sat in the back row of the loge level along the right field line. There was a guy in front of us who was celebrating his birthday - and he let everyone in that section know it, too.
In the first inning, the Mets got three home runs from Tom Paciorek, Gary Carter and Ray Knight. They all came off, of all people, Jerry Koosman. For Paciorek, it was his only homer as a Met.
Unfortunately, Dwight Gooden was not having one of his usual stellar '85 performances on this day. He gave up a long home run to Mike Schmidt that landed underneath the main scoreboard behind the right-center field wall. The Phillies were scoring in every inning against him. Doc lasted for only half the game and got a no-decision. Still, the Mets won with three runs in the eighth.
I remember getting very disgusted with the Phils' Glenn Wilson. In '85, he was a nemesis to the Mets with his continuous hot hitting against them. He was no different in this game, collecting three more hits.
One more thing I recall from this day is that it was the 20th anniversary of the famous Beatles concert at Shea. This event was commemorated on the DiamondVision screen between innings.
October 14, 2015
This game was the first date I ever had with a woman who is now my wife. I remember that before the game I told her how great this young pitcher for the Mets was.....his name was Dwight Gooden. We'll the game starts and the Mets hit 3 home runs in the first inning. Gooden has his worst start of the season and barely makes it through 5 innings. The Mets score late and eventually win. I also remember it was brutally hot that day and we had seats in the sun in right field. Walking to car after the game we were dying of thirst and I bought 2 freezing cold beers from some guys tailgating in the area. Still the best beer I ever drank. Still the favorite game I ever attended. Got my first kiss from my future wife later that day.