METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 11, 2005 GAME:
November 6, 2005
One of the scariest on-field moments in Mets history took place in the bottom of the seventh inning of this game.
David Ross of the Padres hit a Tom Glavine pitch to right center field. Centerfielder Carlos Beltran started running full-speed after the ball, as did right fielder Mike Cameron.
Both outfielders dove, gloves outstretched, and collided head-to-head while in mid-air. Both left the game, Cameron on a stretcher and Beltran, miraculously, under his own power.
Both suffered fractures of the facial bones, although Beltran's injuries were less severe and he returned to the lineup only a week later.
Cameron's injuries (facial fractures, swelling, etc.) were much more severe and he would miss the remainder of the season.