METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 12, 1969 GAME:
February 25, 2002
A truly unique and perhaps an unprecedented or unparalleled event on this doubleheader. Both games were 1-0 games, and in each game, the Mets pitcher drove in the game's only run. In the opener, Koosman got the win and singled in the only run, and Cardwell won the nightcap, also driving in the only run of the game.
January 6, 2006
My first games in person and a doubleheader to boot. I went with my Dad and Uncle. We were in box seats slightly to the right of home plate. A budding Pirates fan, I was just thrilled to be at the ballpark and didn't care the Bucs didn't score. I do remember that only the pitchers for the Mets drove in the only runs of the day. Forbes Field was an aging gem in the middle of Oakland but the doubleheader win spoke to the Mets magic of 1969. I'll never forget the day and how special baseball felt...it lives on in my memory.
March 24, 2006
Pitchers Jerry Koosman and Don Cardwell both hurl 1–0 wins and drive in the winning runs, as the red hot Mets sweep the Pirates. The Cubs, meanwhile, win, snapping their 8-game losing streak, but now trail by two 1/2 games.
I vividly remember listening to most of the second game on the car radio, we were stuck in traffic on the Sunrise Highway heading back to Brooklyn from Valley Stream.
My dad, the MET-HATER, kept harping on about seeing eye hits and lucky calls, I didn't care, we were heading closer towards history.
Pete the Feet
August 23, 2006
It had been an especially tough week in college at the University of Dayton, but my roomate had the perfect remedy. ROAD TRIP! Hey! The Mets are playing a twi-nighter in Pittsburgh! We should make it there at least in time for the second game. Less than two hours later we were walking into Forbes Field. (The ticket takers had apparently already gone home.) We found a couple of unoccupied seats (there were plenty) in the mezzanine behind home plate. Just in time for the top of the fifth. Little Buddy doubles and the Kooz (yeah that slugger Jerry Koosman) singles him home. Jerry cruises the rest of the way. Mets win 1-0. Game two. Journeyman Don Cardwell facing a slightly diminished Bucs lineup (no Clemente) is in total control for eight after driving in the go ahead and only run in the third. The icing on the cake - the Tugger closes out the ninth. Walking out the left field exit of old Forbes with my right index finger held high chanting "We're Number One!" May very well be my fondest Miracle Mets memory.
January 24, 2010
If I remember correctly, listening on the radio, the last out was a long drive by Stargell that was caught against the CF wall, which was a very long way from home plate.