METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 2, 1962 GAME:
September 11, 2003
I'm pretty sure this is the game started by Art Mahaffey for the Phils where Frank Thomas and Marv Throneberry each hit 2 solo HRs for all the Mets' runs, but the Phils' lead was never in jeopardy.
September 13, 2003
Chris, you are correct...and not only that, Mahaffey himself hit a grand slam in the third inning. Craig Anderson was the starter for the Mets.
January 17, 2008
I remember this game for two reasons: I think it was the first time my friends and I were allowed to travel to the Polo Grounds by ourselves. But it was also because Rick Herrscher started at 3rd base. I think that this was his first start in the majors. Unlike the old Dodger and Giant fans who became Met backers, my friends and I were partial to the younger Mets and were pretty excited about seeing the new 3rd baseman. But I think we must have had an inkling even then about how hard it was going to be for the Mets to find a good one. It turned out it wasn't going to be Rick and it took another 40 years or so before they found a real one. Right? To this day, I test anyone's so-called Mets devotee's bona fides by asking if they remember Rick Herrscher. I've stumped most everyone so far.
February 21, 2012
Al, I remember Rick Herrscher because the following Sunday he hit his only MLB homer and I was there to witness it at my first Met win in person.
This was the middle game of the three games in which Frank Thomas hit a total of six home runs - two in each of the games. And the Mets lost all three games. After that, the Mets won three in a row when Thomas hit no homers. Go figure.