METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 9, 1967 GAME:
August 18, 2002
My fist major leauge game!! I'm looking for the box score. I know Hank Aaron played, but the only home run I remember hit was by Ed Charles!
October 25, 2004
It was my first MLB game, too. To honor that, I went to The New York Times and pulled up the story and the box score in order to write up a Web page about ... you guessed it ... my first MLB game. I hardly remember it, as I was a few days shy of my 6th birthday, but here's how it happened. The game was tied 3-3 going to the 8th when Hank Aaron hit his 22nd homer of the season. In the bottom of the 9th, with two out and the Mets needing a big hit, Wes Westrum pinch- hit Jerry Buchek for Bud Harrelson (who was 4-for- 4 at the time). Buchek delivered a homer to tie the game, and the Braves pitchers (Dick Kelley and Claude Raymond) fell apart. The game ended on a bases-loaded walk to Ron Swoboda, on a 3-1 count.
August 18, 2011
My first game too. Were we sitting together in the section for kids attending their first game? I remember the 9th inning being exciting.