METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 18, 1992 GAME:Fan 5/31/64 - 8/11/94
March 28, 2005
Did you ever catch a ball in the stands? Years of going to games had the same result of one of my other lifelong Mets goals... seeing a no-hitter. Many close calls but no cigar. 9/18/92 was a nice night, the Mets out of it, me in my usual seat. Gooden pitching, Cordero at bat.
Those of you who sit in the same place all the time know that a ball that looks like its coming toward you will fall short and any ball that will came near you initially looks like it will go over your head. Cordero lifts a foul up towards the Mezz. I realized that it was going to come down right on top of us. Everyone stood. We were in a C box on line between the dugout and home. No one was in the B box that late season night. The ball went just behind us and hit the aisle between the boxes and reserves, then took a slow arch back towards us, just out of reach of what seemed like hundreds of hands. It came back over our heads and spent its energy as it settled like a feather as I closed my outstreached hands over it. The noisy excitement of the moment dropped to dead silence as everyone, reaching out towards my position froze as though time itself had stopped. A gift for a faithful and deserving fan.
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