METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 14, 1997 GAME:
April 2, 2003
It was only fitting that the current #17 Luis Lopez drove in the only run of the game with a home run on Keith Hernandez Day. This was the day the Mets inducted Mex into the Mets HOF and presented his bust which is displayed in the Diamond Club.
Mlicki tried to nab his second career shutout in this game (after getting the Yankees a few months earlier), but ran out of gas in the 9th and put runners on, so McMichael had to come in and get them out for him.
April 1, 2004
Biggest highlight of this game was the finish. After little Louie Lopez hits a rare dinger for the only run of the game, it was Gilkey to Ordonez to Pratt to nail down a runner at the plate in the 9th to preserve the victory. Big cheer from the crowd brought back glory day memories. Good fun!
October 21, 2007
I remember this game for many reasons. First, it was the game after the UNBELIEVEABLE finish the night before with Everett's and Gilkey's homers.
And second, this was the only game I've ever gotten to sit in the Diamond Club at Shea. It was a great experience. I remember the play at home plate pretty well and to this day I think the Expos runner was safe. Great game!