METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 2, 1972 GAME:
AP from Queens|
May 8, 2003
This is my first game ever! My mother, brother and I sat in $2.75 seats on the 3rd base Mezz. My mother bought the tixx the week prior at Manufacturers Hanover. I'll never forget the anticipation. I'll never forget walking up the ramp and seeing the field for first time. Seaver's HS friend and former Met teammate Dick Selma got the win. I can remember Deron Johnson's HR in the 10th. And Willie Mays played too!
January 9, 2007
The ending of this game was a disaster! Having the lead in the ninth inning with Tom Seaver on the mound usually meant victory. Not on this night. Instead, we got Larry Bowa scoring all the way from first on a double by Tommy Hutton (who was a Seaver tormenter) and a pinch-hit 2- run homer by Deron Johnson to left-center field. The Phillies took it right away from us.
The next morning, I saw my friend Glenn, who was the biggest Mets' fan I ever knew. He said to me,"That game they should have won!" I agreed, and ever since then, I've always believed that any game in which the Mets have the lead entering the ninth is one they should win!
One note about Hutton. He was a musician and on Kiner's Korner after the game, Ralph asked him a few questions about his guitar playing. About a year later, Tommy gave a performance on "The Mike Douglas Show."