METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 28, 1989 GAME:
May 22, 2004
You've heard of games ending on a walk-off? Well, this game ended on a BALK-OFF!!!
Doc fell behind Fernando early, 3-0, with Mike Davis driving in two early runs. But the Mets came back to tie it with one in the fifth on an RBI single by Barry Lyons, and two more scoring in the seventh on a Gregg Jefferies pinch-hit double.
Rick Aguilera and Randy Myers combined for five innings of shutout relief while Dodger relievers Tim Crews, Jay Howell, and former Met Ray Searage did the same.
Roger McDowell came in to pitch the bottom of the twelfth, and he started it off by walking Dave Anderson. Willie Randolph followed with a single and after an error the Dodgers had runners at second and third. While pitching to John Shelby, McDowell balked and the Dodgers scored the winning run.
According to espn.com's Jayson Stark, a game has ended on a balk only three times in the last 30 years.