METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 24, 1999 GAME:
October 25, 2004
Ahh, the summer of '99. A very special summer for me. A good part of that was because of the Mets. I was going into junior year of high school. I attended this game with my then good friend Tim, and my parents. We were treated to a pitcher's duel. Masato Yoshii threw what was one of many good games during that stretch run. Mike Hampton, who was a real Met-killer then, pitched just as well. Mike Piazza tied it at 1-1 off Hampton late in the game. It went into extra innings. We could not stay that long. As we were in the car, Dennis Cook came in and got bombed. I believe it was Jeff Bagwell who hit a bomb. Mets lose, 5-1. Otherwise, a very awesome night for all of us.
October 13, 2005
As a life long Mets fan from Connecticut, this was my first Met game, at the age of 19. Took a bus trip with my then girlfriend's mother's work. I remember Piazza tying the game with the home run and then almost hitting a game winner in the 9th inning that made it to the warning track in center. Then in the 10th (I think) Bagwell hit a home run just inside the right field foul pole.
Dan the Man
March 4, 2011
I was at this game with some family members and we sat in the Pepsi Picnic Area in left field at the old Shea. Everyone joked that night we would be getting a lot of baseballs headed our way with Yoshii pitching but he was very effective that night. The game was 1-1 going to extra innings when, if memory serves me right, Tony Eusabio of all people hit a double and knocked in the go-ahead run then Bagwell hit a 3-run shot right after.
The thing that I remember most about this game though was there was a little kid sitting next to me who would scream at the top of his lungs between innings "Hi Rickey Henderson" loud enough for the whole stadium to hear. Rickey was playing left field that night by the way. And Rickey being the warm guy he was didn't even acknowledge or look at the youngster once the whole time!