METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 20, 1967 GAME:Tom M
February 7, 2005
Attended my first Mets game on July 20th 1967. I was 7 years old and my only memories are that it was "Helmet Night" and the Astros beat the Mets 7- 0. Can't believe its been 37 years and I haven't missed a Mets season since.
July 25, 2005
It was the first ever batting helmet night at Shea and the helmets were given out to all kids under 16. Well, I was a week shy of my 14th birthday, and the ushers thought I was much older and at first wouldn't give me the helmet, but my friend's dad intervened on my behalf. It was the reverse of being "proofed"! In the game, I remember Rusty Staub rounding third and instead of wearing spikes, he was running in cleats. I also recall his hesitance to bat while those jets from LaGuardia were soaring overhead. I had no way of knowing at the time that five years later, this finicky player would become my hero, "Le Grande Orange!"
August 14, 2011
This was my very first game. I was 7 years old. I remember the grand slam that was hit in the game although I didn't remember the player who hit it until I looked at the box score. My dad and I sat in the upper deck since that was all my dad could afford. I remember thinking this was so steep and that I would fall all the way down to the box seats.
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