METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 14, 1966 GAME:
August 13, 2003
Sandy Koufax beats the Mets. Lou Johnson hits a homer for LA and Eddie Bressoud hits one for the Mets off of Koufax. I remember Sandy after the game on Kiners Korner.
January 10, 2005
My dad and I went to this game and I was so excited to see Sandy Koufax pitch. Being a Met fan I had mixed emotions, wanting to see a no-hitter and the Mets beating Koo.
Got neither. Lou Johnson hits a three-run homer of Bob Shaw in the first, Ron Hunt leads off bottom half with a single to left and scores when Ron Swoboda just beats the throw at first on a two-out infield single.
Also remember the fan sitting next to us complaining about Bob Murphy, Ralph Kiner and Lindsey Nelson advising people to buy their tickets early when the upper deck was only half filled.
October 6, 2010
Reading the book 'Koufax' right now, on loan from a friend... remembering when Dad brought me to see this game, just 13 years old, and not knowing it would be Koufax' last year. I do remember Dad chiding Swoboda's infield single, which was a dribbler near the plate mostly based on Ron's inability to hit Koufax, as if that singled him out! Thanks, Dad, and thanks, Sandy, for great Shea memories.