, Eddie & Chris.)
Agee makes the two catches and Eddie is in the bathroom each time and misses both of them. Amazing.
Agee homers, Kranepool homers, and there is nothing better than being in 7th grade, skipping school, to go to Shea for the series.
We put a pennant on the antenna for the ride home and I remember the wind ripping it off. I still have the ticket stub.
January 15, 2003
That October day had a gray overcast and it was definitely jacket weather. But at Shea it was electifying - the first World Series game ever played at the ballpark. I had waited in line for two hours to buy an upper deck ticket (for $8!) and now was the payoff. The World Series was tied 1-1 and all true Mets fans believed we would take it all, even though the Orioles had a far better team, at least on paper. Agee led off the Mets half of the first inning with a huge homer over the center field fence. Later, pitcher Gary Gentry, who wasn't a good hitter, lined a 2-run double over Paul Blair's head in center field to give them a 3-0 lead. Then came the two amazing catches by Agee that saved the game. Kranepool's homer gave them a 5-0 lead, and Nolan Ryan got the save. We all went home happy, and two days later the Mets were World Champs. A great day to be a 14-year-old Mets fan.
RAUL SANCHEZ JR
May 28, 2003
I can remember being in the 3rd grade at ps 20 in Staten Island. I can remember those two great catches made by Tommie Agee as though it was today and just happening. To have the precious memories of those catches at age 42 is something that I will always be greatful for.
September 23, 2005
What a memory!
Had 2 standing room tix. Stood down the right field line in a gap by the rear of the box seats.
I call this day "Tommie Agee" day.
What a showcase to have your greatest single game performance ever!
A 400 ft + BOMB of a home run, 2 of the greatest outfield catches in WS history.
I still get choked up just thinking about it, and forget about watching the replay!
March 5, 2006
Tommie Agee was incredible. A home run, and then the catches. One of those catches, when he came out of nowhere and caught a snowcone at the warning track, still sends chills up my spine when I watch the replay.
July 20, 2008
I'll never forget this. I was in 5th grade. In detention for some horrible thing I'd done that day. Staying after school. Boo hoo.
But I had my transistor radio and an earplug in my ear as I sat in the back of the classroom writing "I will not do [something]" 500 or whatever times. Didn't get caught, but I had to watch the highlights later.