METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 24, 1985 GAME:Ken
September 9, 2004
In the top of the eighth, with the Mets ahead, 3- 1, the Padres loaded the bases with no outs. Nettles looped one into short left field, and Santana made a sensational Willie Mays-like catch over hit head in left, holding the runners. Terry Kennedy then hit a smash toward first and Hernandez handled a bad hop, threw to Santana at second, who leaped over the sliding Steve Garvey and threw in the dirt back to first. Jesse Orosco made an unbelievable scoop of the throw to complete the DP, and the big crowd exploded.
The next day on Channel 9, I heard McCarver say that he had never seen three outs in one inning recorded in such spectacular fashion.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: