METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 25, 1985 GAME:
August 10, 2000
This was a great and memorable game(s)...because it was the 20th win for Dwight Gooden, I believe he was the youngest to achieve that, and it capped a doubleheader sweep by the Mets over the Padres...a mistake on this listing. Strawberry had a huge series, homering and also hitting a shot to dead center field which froze Padre center fielder, Kevin McReynolds. Electricity, the wave, what a day!
August 25, 2001
This was Doc's 20th win in '85. That gave him the record for the youngest pitcher ever to win 20 games. He beat Bob Feller by a month.
July 13, 2004
Correction to an earlier post: this was a Sunday afternoon game at Shea, not a doubleheader. These teams had played a twi-nighter two nights earlier (Friday night) that the Padres swept.
Doc won his 20th but lasted only six innings, striking out just four Padres. Strawberry had a terrific day: he had an RBI double and later scored in the first, he walked in the third, homered in the fifth, walked intentionally and scored in the seventh, and had an RBI single in the eighth.
October 19, 2011
This was the first baseball game I ever attended. I was four years old. I still remember bits and pieces of it. Any time something seemed to happen, I asked my father whether it had been good for the Mets. I remember my father pointing out Howard Johnson and telling me they called him "HoJo".
October 11, 2017
I was at this game on a cloudy, rainy Sunday at Shea. The weather was no problem as the Mets whipped the Padres. Dwight Gooden pitched superbly and became the youngest 20-game winner ever. Darryl Strawberry hit a home run to center field and Roger McDowell finished up for a save. McDowell also doubled down the left field line to drive in a run.
Goodenâ€™s feat was displayed on the message board right after the game. The fans called for Dwight and he came out of the dugout, already dressed in street clothes, to acknowledge them.