METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 19, 1964 GAME:
September 1, 2004
The four runs the Mets scored in this game came on a grand slam by Jim Hickman. It was the first grand slam ever hit at Shea Stadium.
July 12, 2006
This was my first game ever at Shea. I was 8 years old at the time. If I remember correctly, my parents and I went to the World's Fair first (which was just across the street), and then we went to the game in the afternoon. I distinctly recall Hickman's grand slam, but I thought it occurred in the first inning, not the sixth as the boxscore indicates. I could be wrong, but I'm almost sure it happened in the first. I remember little else about the game except Hickman's slam, and that my parents bought me one of those stupid Mr. Met bobblehead dolls. Very exciting.
July 28, 2006
Jim, Sorry to report that Hickman's slam was indeed in the sixth inning. His homer came after a double and two walks.
Hickman was batting fifth in the Mets lineup that day, and the Mets went down 1-2-3 in the first inning as Bobby Klaus popped out, Ron Hunt flied out, and Joe Christopher was called out on strikes.
Is it possible that since you went to the Fair earlier in the day, you were late for the game and it just seemed to be the first inning?