METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 20, 1987 GAME:
December 17, 2007
This game was brutal for the Mets and for their fans!
It's true that the Pendleton HR earlier in that month, and the Aguayo HR at the end of that month, were huge blow to the Mets playoff hopes. But this game was just as important to the Met's chances as well.
Saw it on WOR, the Mets had numerous leads that they couldn't hold, Dykstra was thrown out at 3rd base in late innings. And a washed up 'prospect' named Darnell Coles ended up winning the game for the Bucs.
Just absolutely brutal!
June 9, 2011
This game is significant in Pirates' history. After the game Dwight Gooden (pretty sure it was him) said the Pirates celebrated like a bunch of little leaguers on the field. (Trying to locate the exact quote.) With the win, the Pirates climbed out of last place for the first time in three months (June 29). The team with Bonds, Bonilla, Van Slyke, Drabek, closed the season 27-11 to finish with 80 wins and in 4th place. Gooden's words fueled the hatred and rivalry from '88-'92.