METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 3, 1965 GAME:George Cassidy
April 14, 2002
This was the first MLB game I ever attended. 2nd grade was winding down and I went to Forbes Field with my Dad and one of his co-workers. I think I remember the Pirates being down 8-0, in the ninth, and while most of the Pittsburgh faithful had long left, the Pirates managed to stage a ninth inning rally to get to 8-6. I think the last out was a deep fly out to center by Bill Virdon. Deep center at Forbes Field was about 460, if memory serves, and we all thought for a minute that the Pirates had the win. Great first game memory; has lasted a lifetime. Does any one have a copy of a box score or news article on this game?
June 16, 2005
To follow up on George Cassidy's post in 2002, The Mets did indeed have an 8-0 lead in this game, but the Pirates scored six times in the bottom of the eighth, not the ninth. Bill Virdon made the last of out the eighth inning, but it was a groundout with the bases empty.
The Pirates did not threaten in the ninth. Former Pirate Tom Parsons pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save, which was the only save of his major league career.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: