METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 9, 1965 GAME:
April 6, 2002
Two things I can remember about this game was that Willie Mays hit a homer, maybe 2, and that Jesse Gonder took a called 3rd strike on a perfect pitch that got about a molecule of the outside corner.
April 28, 2006
To follow up on J. Eckert's post in April 2002, Willie Mays did hit one homer in this game, a two- run shot off Jack Fisher in the top of the first. Willie later singled to drive in what would be the winning run in the top of the eighth.
Gonder was called out on strikes as a pinch- hitter in the bottom of the seventh with two on and one out. An oddity (by today's standards): Gonder was batting for leadoff hitter Bobby Klaus, and one of the runners on base was pitcher Jack Fisher, who had just batted for himself!
Charley Smith homered off Gaylord Perry in the bottom of the fourth after a Johnny Lewis single for the Mets runs. Gaylord recovered to pitch a complete game and strike out nine, including the last two batters of the game, pinch-hitters Joe Christopher and Hawk Taylor.