METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 5, 1969 GAME:Fanof41
November 17, 2002
My dad took me to this game. It was on a Friday evening, if I remember correctly and it was thrilling to see him become the first Met pitcher to reach 20 wins in a season! (I also seem to recall that Richie Allen, the Phillies' first baseman, had his first game back after being suspended (yet again) by Philadelphia management!)
January 23, 2003
My father took me. It was definitely a day game (which were not unusual on weekdays in April and September then). Agee and Shamsky both hit home runs into the Mezzanine in the first inning.
June 5, 2003
The game was indeed a Friday night at Shea. The game where Agee and Shamsky hit first inning homers was two days later, Sunday afternoon September 7.
June 19, 2004
Funny how we have different memories. This was a 1 of 2 games the Mets played that night. It was the first baseball game I ever attended, part of a twi-night doubleheader. It was windy in the upper deck and we had blankets. I remember Jerry Grote hitting a home run. I also have a vague recollection of fly-fishermen demonstrating how far they could cast their lines between games. I've been to 60 or 70 games since then but I'll never forget my first night at Shea!
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: