METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 17, 1994 GAME:Shickhaus Franks
October 12, 2006
This was a low point of the history of the New York Mets as they looked like a bunch of bush-leaguers on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at Shea. Before the game, they had probably the last Mets Old Timers Day ever featuring the '69 Mets. In the 60's and 70's this would be a hot ticket and would sell out but only 24,855 showed up and they even brought back Jane Jarvis for this occasion but you couldn't even hear her playing the organ for crying out loud.
The only thing I remember was that Tony Gwynn (he truly would have hit .400 if not for the strike) went 3-4 and this was my last visit to Shea until June 17, 2005 due to the strike. The final score was Padres 10 Mets 1 and yes, they could have used some of the players from '69 because the '94 Mets were nothing to write home about!
October 26, 2008
Just watched the Old Timer's game from this date on one of my old tapes. There are MAYBE 1,500 people there to watch the 69 Mets play. A sad sight.
No wonder the Mets got rid of Old Timer's Day. But to be honest, if they brought it back now (with the 80's and 90's guys available now) I think the popularity would come back.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: