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August 13, 2004
I attended a night game at Shea in my early teens which was one of the best games I had ever seen played. After reviewing this database, I believe this game occured on the night of May 12th, two days before my 14th birthday. I was brought to Shea by my father, who I rarely got to spend time with. The game was a very well- pitched affair which saw no scoring until the late innings. If I remember correctly, Dale Murphy of the Braves hit a very dangerous looking drive in the ninth, but was thrown out trying to stretch it. This gem energized the crowd who had been simmering all night in expectation of a big play and carried the Mets into their half of the ninth. This is when the game's only run was scored.

Bob P
October 15, 2004
JC, thanks for sharing your memories of your first game! According to, there is no indication of Murphy being thrown out attempting to stretch a hit during the game. In fact, the play-by-play log shows that no Brave was thrown out on the basepaths during the game. Dale Murphy did double in the sixth with one out but was left there after a groundout and a strikeout. Here is the top of the ninth:

BRAVES 9TH: WASHINGTON BATTED FOR HARPER; Washington struck out; Thomas struck out; Virgil walked; Hubbard made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 0.

The Mets won it in the bottom of the ninth when Ray Knight led off with a double off Paul Assenmacher and Tim Teufel singled him home.

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