METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 4, 1970 GAME:
February 21, 2005
Saturday night, July 4 in Philadelphia...the fourth game of a five-game series. Tom Seaver and Grant Jackson were the starters, and both gave up two runs in the first inning. The Mets runs came on a two run homer by Donn Clendenon, and the Phils tied it up on a two-run double by Don Money.
The Mets regained the lead for good in the fourth when Jerry Grote singled to drive in two runs, and they added three more in the sixth on RBI singles by Seaver, Agee, and Harrelson.
Meanwhile, Seaver allowed just one hit after the first inning, and that was a third inning single by Oscar Gamble. Tom retired 19 of the last 21 batters he faced, with the only two baserunners coming on walks.
Seaver improved to 13-5 with the win but went just 5-7 the rest of the season.
Grant Jackson fell to 1-7 with the loss on his way to a 5-15 season. At this point in his young career, Jackson had a record of 19-35. When he retired after the 1982 season his career record was 86-75.