METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 30, 1964 GAME:
June 13, 2005
I was at this game and Hawk Taylor crushed a 3 run home run off of Koufax.
April 1, 2008
Funny how the memory can play tricks on you. I recalled Hawk Taylor's homer and thought it was in the Tug McGraw victory over Koufax. But that victory came the following year on 8-26-65. In this game, the Dodgers came from behind in the late innings to bail Sandy out.
September 6, 2008
Before the game Willie Davis and a several other Dodgers sang happy birthday to Casey Stengel.
October 17, 2008
I believe this was my first game at Shea -- and my first MLB game as well. Sat in upper deck (3rd base side) with my father, my grandfather and my brother. I too remember it was Casey's birthday. Al Jackson and Mr. Met presented him with a birthday cake at home plate.
September 25, 2015
I should add that this was the first time that Koufax did not beat the Mets. In 20 starts, he had a 17-2 record against the Mets and one no-decision - this game. He lost games in 1965 and 1966 against Tug McGraw who won the first one and got a no-decision in the rematch.