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April 5, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, Colorado Rockies 0
Dave Shaw
June 10, 2002
The expansion Rockies' first game. I was in the upper deck as a guest of some law firm. Gooden pitched a shutout and Bobby Bonilla went deep once, maybe twice. I'm not sure. We couldn't get a program, though. They sold out two hours before gametime.

flushing flash
April 25, 2003

The ninth of ten consecutive Opening Days that I personally attended from 1985-1994. Dwight Gooden pitched a gem besting the immortal #1 expansion draft pick David Nied.

This was the first game in Rockies' history. Eric Young was the first batter in their history. But no one claimed the first RBI in Rockies' history that day. Later that season the Mets shut out the Marlins in their first game against Florida. In 1997, the Mets shut out the Yankees and Blue Jays in their first matchups. And in 1998 the Mets blanked Tampa Bay the first time those two teams played.

That's five teams who were shut out by the Mets the first time they played them. I'll bet no other team can top that record.

April 25, 2003

Dante Bichette hits the 1st homer in Rockies history

Bob P
May 2, 2003

I was at this game with my then five-year-old son.

Mike, it's hard to hit a homer when your team gets shut out! Bichette's home run actually came in the next game, April 7, in the 7th inning off Bret Saberhagen.

Shickhaus Franks
September 6, 2006

Sat in the upper deck for this one, the first regular season game for the Rockies. They had a moment of silence for Steve Olin & Tim Crews of the Indians who had been killed in the boating accident that injured Bobby Ojeda; I think ex- Jets DE Dennis Byrd threw out the first pitch. (He was injured the previous November with a neck injury that ended his career.) I also remember that there were no programs on sale at all because they were gone, although I did request one by mail which I got a month later! And who was the starting catcher for the Rockies? Current Marlins manager Joe Geraldi.

Dan H.
October 1, 2006

On the this bright and sunny Rockie innaugural game day, Doc Gooden was truly outstanding. We were there early enough to get programs, as well as pendants welcoming the Rockies to the NL.

Karaoke Joe
September 28, 2010

I was at the game in the Upper Reserves behind home plate, Section 2, Row M. I had gotten there early to get two programs- one to keep score and one to save. Remember a fan sitting next to me saying I wasn't going to be leaving Shea with both programs if there was a Mets no-hitter. With the Mets history, thank God that never happened as Andres Galarraga got the first Rockie hit in their history! The Rockies needed 4 more days to get their first regular season victory!

Phil C
August 11, 2015

My only opening day in 55 years of watching baseball. Dwight is lights out, shut out. Went with my buddy Rick. Had a blast - except - NO ROCKIES METS FIRST GAME SCORECARDS. They "fell off the truck!" Right! Then went to NYC and watched the Whalers beat the Rangers 5-4!

April 7, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 6, Colorado Rockies 1
July 29, 2002
I was at this one. It was so early in the season, and things looked promising at this juncture. Saberhagen dominated the expansion Rockies and everyone chipped in on offense. Little did Met fans know we were mere months away from golfing accidents in the clubhouse, bleach spraying, tossed firecrackers, and being shown "The Bronx."

Bob P
May 2, 2003

The Rockies, who had not yet played a regular season game at batter-friendly Coors Field, came into Shea for a season-opening two game series, and managed a total of one run and six hits in 18 innings.

Mike Brady
August 14, 2011

I was at this game as well. It was a weekday day game and recall the weather was very nice. I believe fans received an "Inaugural Series" pin. We sat in the company box seats, and still remember the section, 92K.

April 9, 1993 Shea Stadium
Houston Astros 7, Mets 3
Jon Victor
May 7, 2003
I remember thinking that the Mets could gain the lead in the NL East with a win that night. If only I knew what was in store for them that year.

Ed K
March 28, 2008

The first time the Mets ever played on Good Friday at Shea and this was one of their many losses in a horrible season.

April 24, 1993 Shea Stadium
San Diego Padres 5, Mets 3
Gets by Buckner
September 22, 2007
Boy do I remember this game! I took a group of preteen aged kids from my church. We sat in the upper deck and the stands were empty for a late April Saturday afternoon game. The kids knew I was a die hard Met fan (I found out many of them were Yankee fans but just wanted to go to a game) so they started cheering "Let's go Padres" just to bust my chops. Needless to say many fans in our area gave me the finger, yelled words to me I am not allowed to print on this website. I acted like I never saw those kids before. It would have been great if the Mets pulled it out. Anyway, that was my last time bringing the kids to any game. I gave them a nice lecture on the bus ride home.

April 27, 1993 Shea Stadium
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Mets 1
December 15, 2004
I have been a Dodger fan for 15 years now and I have gone to Shea to see many Met and Dodger games, but this one was one I always remember for some reason. It was the first game that Mike Piazza ever played at Shea and he hit a homer of Doc Gooden. Other than that we only had one other hit but Orel Hershiser pitched a complete game that was a gem.

Like I said for some reason I remeber this game well. Maybe because we were only a .500 team that year and nothing really exciting in the standings happened for us, with the exception of Piazza getting the rookie of the year. And by the way I did get Pedro's autograph. That's right as a rookie pitcher for us. I have it on the stub to this day.

But for me it was just a great day to remember as a fan and the good old days before all my friends got married and playing hooky from work. A great personal Dodger Met memory for myself. Plus hey I root for you guys all the time except of course when you play us.

May 5, 1993 Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Mets 5
Bob P
May 13, 2006
Ramon Martinez started this game for the Dodgers, but the winning pitcher, thanks to a two-run single by Tim Wallach in the bottom of the eighth, was Ramon's brother Pedro.

This was Pedro Martinez' first major league victory. Pedro was a reliever in his time with the Dodgers, appearing in 67 games and starting just three of them. It wasn't until 1994--after being traded to the Expos for Delino DeShields-- that he became a starter.

The Dodger catcher in this game was Mike Piazza. Both Mike and Pedro came up to the Dodgers in September of 1992.

May 7, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 4, Florida Marlins 0
Ed K
August 8, 2003
This was the last shutout Gooden ever pitched for the Mets.

May 8, 1993 Shea Stadium
Florida Marlins 4, Mets 2
January 18, 2005
Attended this second game of the then new Florida Marlins first ever series against the Mets with my dad, oldest sister, and her then boyfriend. They were giving out pins for the series. The Mets lost this game; they lost every game I attended in 1993. I remember how much of a joke it was that even the expansion Marlins had been ahead of them. I still have my pin.

May 11, 1993 Busch Stadium
St. Louis Cardinals 7, Mets 4
Ed K
December 27, 2005
Todd Hundley grounded into a triple play 4-6-3-6 in the fifth inning in this Met loss.

May 17, 1993 Shea Stadium
Pittsburgh Pirates 9, Mets 4
December 3, 2004
This was my first trip to Shea Stadium. I sat right on the field parallel with 1st base with my dad. Future Met Jay Bell homered off Doc Gooden, but the sour loss was sweetened when a cop arrested two guys trying to get on the field to give back a foul ball. The cop gave me the ball! Not bad for my 1st game.

May 21, 1993 Shea Stadium
Atlanta Braves 4, Mets 2
Bob P
March 7, 2004
The Mets lose to Atlanta in Dallas Green's first game as manager. The Mets were 13-25 (.342) under Jeff Torborg this season and they compiled an 85- 115 record under Torborg in 200 games.

The Mets went 46-78 (.371) under Green for the rest of 1993 and finished the year with 103 losses.

May 22, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 6, Atlanta Braves 1
Anthony Ventarola
November 11, 2011
I was invited to this game last minute by two friends of mine. We sat in the upper deck. It was only memorable because of Dwight Gooden's good pitching and GREAT hitting that day. He went 3-3 with a home run to left field. A good shot, too!

Despite all the games I've been to, it remains to this day the only game I've attended live and seen a pitcher hit a home run.

May 23, 1993 Shea Stadium
Atlanta Braves 2, Mets 1
gharian price
August 9, 2010
Good well-pitched game. Dave Magadan almost tied the game in the 9th inning but Atlanta's center fielder slid and made a game-saving catch for the Braves. Miss going to Shea, hope to go to Citi Field soon.

June 7, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 7, Chicago Cubs 2
September 16, 2007
I remember going to this game with my brother and my cousin. My uncle had tickets in the first row behind the camera guys on the first base side. This was probably one of the last dominant games Doc Gooden pitched for the Mets. Since I was a kid then, all I remember was standing up for the last strike of the game and Gooden struck him out looking to end the game.

On a side note we saw Bill Murray at the game and he signed my Mets cap.

June 15, 1993 Fulton County Stadium
Atlanta Braves 2, Mets 1
Bob P
March 7, 2004
Tom Glavine threw a complete game six-hitter to win this game for the Braves. He did not walk or strike out anyone, and threw just 79 pitches in nine innings.

The one Met run came on Darrin Jackson's only home run as a Met.

June 22, 1993 Shea Stadium
Montreal Expos 6, Mets 3
April 16, 2001
I really don't have anything to say that's pertinent to this game, though I was at it. I just wanted to sum up the 1993 Mets in one sentence: Worst Team Ever!

June 23, 1993 Shea Stadium
Montreal Expos 4, Mets 3
September 17, 2004
I remember I was in fourth grade and skipped school with my best friend to go to this game with my dad. I was trying to get my best friend into baseball, but NO WAY was I able to. He had a perfect school attendance going, only to be ruined by going to this game. The Mets were one pathetic team in 1993, but that did not stop my wanting to watch the games being just 10-years old. We went with my dad and my mom would later meet us there. It was not an awful game, they only lost by a run. I guess that was good by the 1993 Met's standards.

June 27, 1993 Shea Stadium
St. Louis Cardinals 5, Mets 3
March 18, 2002
This was the game in which Anthony Young broke the record for most consecutive losses without a win. I sat in section 33 of the Loge, right next to the Mets bullpen.

June 30, 1993 Dolphin Stadium
Mets 7, Florida Marlins 1
Jon Victor
May 7, 2003
This was the first time the Mets won consecutive games in over two months!

Bob P
March 7, 2004

To add to what Jon Victor said in May 2003: the Mets won this game 7-1 behind some good performances from Bret Saberhagen, Vince Coleman, Eddie Murray, and Joe Orsulak.

This was the first Mets two-game winning streak since April 16 and 17!

Ed K
October 29, 2010

Consider just how bad things had been: even with this two-game winning streak to end the month, the Mets finished June 6-21! During their two homestands in June they were 2-11. The end of one of the worst months in Mets history.

July 3, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 6, San Francisco Giants 3
May 10, 2012
Went to this game with my family and our best friends. The fireworks show afterwords was incredible and it was a great come-from-behind win for the Mets. I still remember seeing my sister's name on the scoreboard for her birthday. (She was 9 years old then, shes 27 now.)

July 7, 1993 Shea Stadium
San Diego Padres 2, Mets 0
Stephen Costanza
April 19, 2003
Anthony Young, desperate for a win to stop his consecutive wins streak, retired something like 20 straight batters until Kevin Higgins singled with 2 outs in the 8th, and then Archi Cianfrocco hit a 2-run homer for the only 2 runs of the game.

Phil Thiegou
November 29, 2005

That summer it was extremely hot and that day the air conditioning wasn't working at the office so we were all sent home rather than stew in our own juices and smell the "aroma" of everyone else "stewing." So I watched this game that afternoon on TV. Like everyone, I was hoping that AY would break the streak, if not, at least not lose.

Well this game, he was Seaver, Clemens, Carlton, Greg Maddux and Nolan Ryan all rolled into one. However so was the pitcher for the Padres that game and the over-achieving AY was being betrayed by his under-achieving offense. The announcers were on the edge of their seats, the fans were on the edge of their seats, I was on the edge of my seat. Then that fateful 8th inning came upon.

When Cianfrocco hit that home run, it was one of the few times I saw Bobby Bonilla put an effort into something by practically scaling the wall to try to catch the ball but no luck and pounded his glove against the wall out of disgust and Dallas Green came out to the mound and was consoling AY like he was a little boy whose dog just died. You could hear a cumultive gasp from the announcers, crowd, and me as well. I give AY all the credit in the world; he acted like a true professional during "the streak."

They even tracked down the great great grand niece of the guy (she was about 8 at the time) and she asked AY to win a game so her great great grand uncle can keep his record. Weird.

July 8, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Phil Thiegou
November 24, 2004
As you all know, 1993 was a very forgetable season. However this game was one of the few and I do mean FEW good things that happened that year. This was the nightcap of a doubleheader during a really nasty heat wave that hit the mertopolitan area. Game time temperature for the opening game was 98 and by the time the nightcap ended, it had cooled to a breezy 92.

Of course the Mets lost the opener to a Dodger team that featured 2 upcoming players named Pedro Martinez and Mike Piazza. ln the night cap (this game) the Mets took an early 3-0 lead and looked like were going to salvage a split. Of course the Mets blew it and the game went into extra innings. Partially because said Pedro Martinez held the Mets scoreless for the last 2 innings of regulation.

They almost blew it in the l0th but were able to keep Brett Butler stranded at 3rd. Then in the bottom of the l0th, the Mets were threatening when Bobby Bonilla stepped up with 2 on. Everyone was cheering for a hit, because it would bring in the winning run. He got a hit alright, the hit resonated throughout Shea and hit the top of the cup of Budweiser on the sign on the big scoreboard in right-centerfield.

To this day, I can still hear the sound of Bobby Bo hitting the ball. It was one of his few, and I do mean FEW highlights as a Met. Suddenly all of us Met fans who braved the heat through both games went home feeling pretty cool.

July 18, 1993 Candlestick Park
Mets 12, San Francisco Giants 6
July 4, 2004
Yeee hah!

Finally found this box score.

I was at this game - Dave Gallagher hit the only Met grand slam I have witnessed (and I've been to 100+ games.)

Thanks Dave!!!

A bright spot in the awful 1990 - 1994 span when the Mets stunk and when I took a lot of verbal abuse from Giants fans at the 'Stick.

I have lived in SF for 14 years and I STILL root hard against the Giants because of the awful, trashy crowds at Candlestick.

July 22, 1993 Dodger Stadium
Mets 10, Los Angeles Dodgers 5
July 13, 2008
This game marked the end of an era for the Mets, as HoJo played his last game with the team. Sid and Doc are the only two remaining 86 Mets on the team.

July 24, 1993 Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Mets 4
Bob P
March 7, 2004
Anthony Young loses in relief to fall to 0-13 on the year. It is Young's record 27th straight loss since starting the 1992 season with a 2-0 record.

If things weren't bad enough, it was after this game that Vince Coleman threw a firecracker from his car, injuring three people. Certainly one of the lowest points of a pretty bad era.

July 28, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 5, Florida Marlins 4
June 14, 2001
I was at this game when Anthony Young was trying to break his losing streak. He battled hard but a cheap hit in the ninth caused the Mets to fall behind setting up AY for another loss. But the Mets came back and won in the bottom of the ninth to win and end AY's much publicized streak. The crowd went wild for AY when he came out of the dugout and raised his hands in the air to the crowd. The fans appreciated his streak was mostly bad luck and was pumped for him that it was over.

Hot Foot
March 1, 2002

I was at the game, Field level first base line- when I saw AY warming up I knew this was going to be the game he broke the streak. When the Mets won that night and it was over, it felt like we had won the World Series...Definately the highlight of the 93 season.

January 11, 2005

Another season where I was only able to catch a handful of games at Shea. My friends here in Florida were all trying to force the Marlins on me but I would have none of it. I went to a good number of Marlins games in South Fla this year, inclduing their first ever game (on my 11th birthday), but watching AY break the streak in person was great. I remember sitting third base side, field level with my dad and my uncle and when the Mets won the game, in pretty dramatic fashion, the place went nuts like they had just won the World Series. It was great. Those were dark years but the end of the AY streak is a memory I will always have.

September 6, 2006

I still have the scorecard from this game stored safely away.

It was myself and my father, and there were 3 men behind us. When AY came into the game in the ninth inning, 2 of the men got up to leave, but the third convinced them to stay. 5 minutes later, AY blows the game yet again and all three men take off.

But even as an 11-year-old kid, I knew... it aint over 'til it's over. I wasn't leaving. My father and I stayed, and watched as (and my memory is fuzzy on this) McKnight led off with a single, Dave Gallagher pushed him to second with a sacrifice, Ryan Thompson tied the game with an RBI single, and after after Orsulak failed to deliver, Eddie Murray hit a SHOT down the right field line that scored Thompson from first.

They carried AY out on their shoulders that day, and I was doing cartwheels for hours.

steve corn
February 15, 2011

I got to this game around the 5th inning. AY looked like he would lose another heart-breaker, but the Mets rallied back in the 9th, and the place went nuts. Like the other posts said, it was like they won the World Series. It was a very exciting moment, one of my all-time favorite games to see in person.

July 29, 1993 Shea Stadium
Florida Marlins 2, Mets 1
Hot Foot
December 28, 2017
My uncle Dale took me to this game, a blistering hot day game at Shea. The game was notable because of the age of the starting pitchers- I remember it was a big deal in the papers how 45-year old Charlie Hough was taking on 40-year old Frank Tanana. I thought the Mets would get to Hough. I was wrong. The Mets lost. It was a big letdown from the amazing win the night before.

July 30, 1993 Busch Stadium
St. Louis Cardinals 3, Mets 2
Phil Thiegou
April 12, 2004
Vince Coleman made his first appearance since the firecracker incident in this game As a pinch runner late in the game. Later he went to bat in what was supposed to be a bunting situation and the third base coach went over to Vince to discuss the strategy and in the background someone yelled out, "THROW A FIRECRACKER AT HIM!" Why the Mets didn't dump his butt after that incident is beyond me.

July 31, 1993 Busch Stadium
St. Louis Cardinals 4, Mets 3
February 22, 2006
The infamous firecracker incident happened after this game.

August 13, 1993 Veterans Stadium
Philadelphia Phillies 9, Mets 5
February 21, 2002
At the Vet, Kim Batiste hits a walk-off grand slam off Anthony Young to win this exercise in humiliatiation.

April 12, 2002

Let's see... 15 years old... I was in Center City Philadelphia that night with a group of kids at an Easter trip reunion. Game was on at this restaurant where we ate. Kept looking backwards from my seat to see Phils winning, then losing, thinking the Mets had it sown up in the 8th, when we all left to cruise around to kill time. Knew the game was over soon after, but couldn't find a store window with a TV tuned to ESPN to get final score. Finally got home around midnight and caught the late Sportscenter with highlights of the Mets' and Anthony Young's meltdown...then heard Harry Kalas' emotional call on Batiste's grand slam, and went to bed laughing and smiling. That was the game I finally knew the Phils had the "team of destiny" tag, and that Dallas Green was no antidote for a truly awful Mets squad.

Jared K
May 5, 2002

I was 10 years old and my family had scored free tickets to this game because my sister's gymnastics team participated in this little event between a few innings. The seats sucked, way upper deck, first base side, and I was the only Mets fan surrounded by a bunch of rabid Phillies fan hell bent on a championship caliber year. Bobby Bonilla's two HRs that day was pretty much all the offense the Mets could muster in the game. Gooden started the game. He had okay stuff, kept the game tied at 5. In the 9th, still tied at 5, Anthony Young was brought in from the pen. Kim Batiste drills an opposite field walk off Grand Slam HR. It was the most devastating Mets loss I remember, even though the team lost 103 games that year. To lose it in a style like that, it was heartbreaking. Those were the truly dark days of Mets baseball.

August 14, 1993 Veterans Stadium
Mets 9, Philadelphia Phillies 5
Bob P
April 23, 2003
In this game Tim Bogar hit two homers, one over the fence and one inside the park. It was the only two-homer game of Tim's Met career, and the only four-hit game of his Met career. He also had two doubles in the game and wound up driving in four runs and scoring four.

The starter and winner in the game was Bobby Jones, who was making his major league debut. Jones allowed 5 runs and 7 hits in six innings, but just one of the runs was earned.

(Note: sarcasm ahead) The victory improved the Mets record to 40-76 and brought them within 33.5 games of the first place (and eventual World Series losing) Phils.

Phil Thiegou
September 25, 2003

Bob is right on the money on his accounts of this game. This was my first away Mets game. lt felt weird rooting for the Mets in someone else's house, especially in '93 when the Mets REALLY REALLY sucked. 0ne of the few bright spots for that game was seeing Bobby Jones' major league debut and seeing Tim Bogar hit an inside the parker. He broke his hand sliding in to home on that play and ended his impressive rookie season. Literally another bad break in that horrendous season.

Ed K
July 17, 2007

According to the game log, this is the last game that Tim played in 1993 for the Mets but he was back on the team in 1994. Did he get hurt or something else happen?

August 15, 1993 Veterans Stadium
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Mets 4
August 16, 2001
I was at this game in Philly. Anthony Young had just snapped his historic losing streak, but pitching in relief, gave up a 9th-inning HR (3-run or grand slam?) to Kim Freakin' Batiste as those fightin' Phils won another thriller en route to the World Series.

September 2, 1993 Wrigley Field
Mets 8, Chicago Cubs 3
Ed K
August 28, 2007
Todd Hundley's first major-league grand-slam brightened up this game in a largely dreadful season for the Mets.

September 8, 1993 Astrodome
Houston Astros 7, Mets 1
July 2, 2002
This game showed what Darryl Kile was about.

July 2, 2002

They just showed this game on ESPN Classic last night because it was Darryl Kile's no-hitter. I had forgotten how horrible the Mets were back then. Joe Orsulak batting cleanup? Are you kidding me?

The Mets run should not have counted. It came with Jeff McKnight on first with a walk and Orsulak up. Kile threw a sharp breaking ball that hit Orsulak in the foot and bounded away toward the Astros dugout (Orsulak even hopped and limped around for a few seconds). But for some reason plate umpire Ed Montague missed it and said it was in play. Scott Servais didn't chase the ball and McKnight kept running around second, to third, when Jeff Bagwell ran the ball down and threw wildly to third, allowing McKnight to come all the way around.

June 30, 2009

I was in my college dorm room studying and had the ESPN weeknight game on. I think the game was Braves vs Giants in the NL West race. The game was not on Channel 9 that night, was on Sports Channel which I did not get in college. Just as ESPN always does when a no-hitter is happening in the 9th if they are not televising the game, they took the audience to the game and showed the inning and the no-hitter take place. Great pitching by Darryl Kile as the Mets line-up was not something in 1993 to write home about. Not when Joe Orsulak is batting clean up.

A lot of dubious feats happened in 1993. This was the first time since 1975 the Mets were no-hit against as well as their first last-place finish since 1983 and first 100-loss season since 1967. Only fitting they get no-hit in this real disastrous season of 1993.

September 12, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 5, Chicago Cubs 0
August 18, 2002
The Mets may have been terrible back then, but they played like champions today. This was my first major league baseball game back when I was eight years old, but I was hooked soon after. I remember most of it, and I remember Jeromy Burnitz (the rookie) catching the fly ball that ended it. Day one of my rabid following of the Metropolitans.

August 9, 2010

This was the first Mets home win on a Sunday ALL season, and it came in basically the last 2-3 weeks of the season. Sounds about right for the 93 Mets.

September 13, 1993 Shea Stadium
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Mets 0
November 27, 2004
I was in fifth grade and went to this game with my folks and my best friend who now absolutely hates baseball. I got Curt Schilling's autograph at this game. That was pretty much the only highlight being how sorry the Mets were in 1993.

September 20, 1993 Three Rivers Stadium
Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Mets 2
June 16, 2009
The Mets lose their 100th game. The Mets first 100-loss season since 1967. First last place finish since 1983. This summed up the way they played that year on and off the field from Bonilla, Coleman, team management, etc. as if the Mets were the expansion team that year, not the Marlins or the Rockies who were the true expansion teams. Final record 59-103, worst in all of MLB, enough said.

September 26, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 9, Montreal Expos 3
Marlboro Man
September 16, 2007
Cliff Floyd's first career home run and Jeff Kent's first career grand slam. And I was at this game.

September 29, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 1, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Ed K
May 22, 2004
Kenny Greer's only Met appearance and he was the winning pitcher!

Bob P
June 1, 2004

Ed, not only was it Greer's only Met appearance, but it was his major league debut. He pitched the top of the seventeenth and got the win as the Mets scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the inning on an RBI double by Jeff Kent.

Greer had been acquired by the Mets from the Yankees a year earlier in exchange for Frank Tanana.

This 17-inning game--in the last week of the season between two teams going nowhere--was finished in four hours and 21 minutes. The two teams combined for twelve hits.

Ed K
July 17, 2007

This stood as the most innings in a Met game from the period 9-29-93 until 7-7-07 when they beat the Astros in 17 innings as well.

September 28, 2010

Greer won the only game he ever pitched in for the Mets in this looooong game.

I'd LOVE to see this game on tape if anyone has it...maybe SNY has a copy in their vault, but sadly I sincerely doubt it.

September 30, 1993 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2
June 19, 2004
Of COURSE I'm the first to post "memories" of this game. ("Nightmares" is a better term to describe any remembrance of the 1993 season.) I was the only person there!!!

Cold as hell night at Shea. About 5 people in the stands. Actually, about 2,300, but what's the difference?

Mets management would not let us move down to the box seats. Imagine that - 45 degrees out, last game of the year, team lost 103 games, and we couldn't catch a couple innings in better seats.

Anyway, Eddie Murray hit a nice bomb to dead center, the beer lines couldn't have been shorter, and getting out of the parking lot was easy.

See, and you thought the 1993 Mets were all bad news!

Shickhaus Franks
November 8, 2006

LenDog, according to retrosheet.org; the "announced" attendance for this game was 17,567. Btw, 1993 was a real low point for this franchise, more so than the late 1970's.

September 30, 2013

An update on the 20th anniversary of this night....

Yes, retrosheet cites 17k in attendance.

I should have specified that there were approx 2,500 people left in the 8th inning.

Also, I don't remember if MLB used turnstile data (actual attendees) or tickets sold in 1993. I doubt that 17k sat in seats at any time that night.

Anyway, it was dead at the old Shea but I can still see Eddie Murray's impressive HR going out in dead center.

October 3, 1993 Dolphin Stadium
Mets 9, Florida Marlins 2
September 24, 2001
This game was so unmemorable that nobody remembers it was never actually finished! It was called in the bottom of the 9th with none out after Destrade singled. The final score should actually be 3-2, and such hits as Gooden's PH 3B and a HR by Chico Walker, who was given his release before the game, didn't actually count. But this was such an unmemorable game that nobody bothered to erase the Mets 6-run 9th.

Bob P
March 4, 2004

Chico Walker's ninth inning solo home run came in the final at bat of his major league career.

Skip Walton
December 6, 2006

The Mets finished the year with a 6 game winning streak and lose 103 games! Don't know much about this game, but Chico Walker was a character on those putrid teams. His facial expressions showed the look of a depressed loser. But I love Chico anyway. I wonder what the look on his face after he hit the home run?

Wish it were easier to access tape of any game, instead of the limited amounts they overprice at MLB.com. Should I call the stations if I wanted this? Eh.. they probably burned it.

January 4, 2010

Since I was attending college in Miami at the time I was able to go to this game. The Mets played well as they would sweep the series and win six straight to end the season. One of the real few bright spots for the Mets in 1993. Although they swept the first-year Marlins to end the season it was not enough to escape last place.

I had a great time at the game like I always do until the bottom of the 9th with one out the heavy rains suddenly came. I waited around for about an hour hoping to see the finish but the rain never let up and I needed to get back to school to work on some term papers and projects. After another two hours the game was finally called and 1993 was over.

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