METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 9, 1972 GAME:
November 4, 2002
I have a video of about 4 innings of this game. Players in the line-up that day included Mays, Fregosi, Beachamp (replaced at 1B by Kranepool), Dyer, Martinez, Garrett, Harrelson, Milner. Starting OF of Staub, Agee, and Jones were all injured. In Dodgers line-up was Buckner, Lacy, Parker, Wills, Lefebre, Sims, Davis, and Frank Robinson! Pretty uneventful game..but there was a great play at the plate, where Seaver attempted a suicide squeeze off Osteen with Dyer on third after Dyer had doubled off the wall in the gap in right. He was called out after the replay clearly showed safe, and Berra and Dyer argued the call. Fregosi looked terrible at plate.
October 30, 2015
There is footage of this game on good old You Tube courtesy of KTTV 11 Los Angeles. Here's some irony for you: Part of the footage has Seaver pitching to a young Dodgers phenom by the name of.....Bill Buckner. Who would of thought that 14 years later that Buckner and Seaver would be teammates on the Red Sox. You can seriously do comparisons between the 1969 and 1986 World Series just like Abe Lincoln-John Kennedy and even John Belushi-Chris Farley.