METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 2, 1969 GAME:Jerry O.
January 22, 2001
My first major league game!!! I was 10 years old and our little league sponsered a trip to Shea to see this game. What memories! We got to the park for a pregame dinner in the Diamond Club, hot dogs, etc. The big surprize was when Tug McGraw and Bud Harrelson showed up for us. Wow.. The ball signed by them sits behind my desk on the bookshelf, somewhat scuffed and muddied (we didn't always have a ball back then, so 10 year olds will forget the future to enjoy the present). We sat in the mezzanine on the 1st base side, near some loud ( and a little drunk) fans. I remember everytime Jim McAndrew got a strike, the guys yelled out "That a way Jimmy Baby!!!". Soon us little leaguers joined in (the shouting, not the beer). McGraw finished the game. It was the NLCS preview and we didn't know then. The thing that sticks the most though, is that this was the first and last game I ever went to with my Dad. My parents split up soon after that. My boys, on the other hand, have already been going to games since they were 3 years old. Hope to have many more, too.
The Big H
August 31, 2011
Cleon Jones had the night off. I think he had some sort of mild injury. Anyway comes the seventh inning and he had to go to work. He singled in the game's only run and then was pinch run for by Tom Seaver. On Kiner's Corner that night Ralph said to Cleon "You're on the show so much you might just take it over." Cleon replied, "Ah Ralph, you can keep it another year."
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