METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 8, 1967 GAME:Alan Aron
February 28, 2011
My most vivid memory of that game some 43+ years later was how rookie Tom Seaver struck out Henry Aaron on three perfect pitches in the eight inning for out number 2.
Mets were leading by a score of 4-2 and every fan had one foot in the aisle, since the Great Hank was coming up to bat.
I remember after the strikeout the crowd went crazy, but Tom looked at his infielders as if to say, "We're not done yet. I still have got to get four more outs to close this game out." To have that poise under pressure was impressive. I thought he'd be a good one one day.
As Mets fans we didn't get our hopes up too high back then. He had a better career than I thought.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: