METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 4, 1968 GAME:
June 13, 2005
Nice outing for Dick Selma as the Mets whipped the Cubs, 7-2.
Cleon Jones doubled off Ken Holtzman to drive in Tommie Agee in the bottom of the first. The Cubs came back to take a 2-1 lead in the second on a Ron Santo walk and a Randy Hundley home run. The Mets tied it in the third when Ken Holtzman lost his control and walked two batters and hit another. Jack Lamabe came in from the bullpen and walked Ed Charles with the bases loaded.
In the fifth an error, a walk ,and two singles gave the Mets a 4-2 lead, and a two-run homer by Ed Charles made it 6-2 in the seventh. Ken Boswell's pinch hit sac fly made it 7-2 in the eighth.
Selma had allowed just two hits through eight but gave up two more plus a Boswell error in the ninth, so Cal Koonce had to come in to get the final two outs. Cal came in with two men on and one out and got Randy Hundley to ground into a DP.
August 14, 2011
My dad took me to the game as part of my gift for Confirmation. We had great seats right behind 1st base in the field level. I had been to a few games before (courtesy of Bordens Milk coupons) but I never sat that close to the field. You could hear the players call "I got it" or "Mine" on pop-ups. It was a bright, sunny day at the Big Shea, and Dick Selma pitched quite a game and what a thrill to see "The Glider", Ed Charles hit one out! I've been fortunate enough to have gone to Shea hundreds of times since then, but that day was one of my fondest memories of going to a ball game with my dad!