METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 21, 1972 GAME:
October 5, 2006
I had been to Mets' games before this one but this is the probably the oldest Met game I went to that I actually remember some of the game.
My most lasting memory is Tommie Agee dropping a flyball (I thought he dropped two in the game, but the box score lists him with one error). As a 9-year-old who idolized Agee, I couldn't believe it. He was my sister's favorite player. He was clearly nearing the end of his Mets' tenure and I guess they put him in right field to make room for Willie (I didn't even remember that). Fans booed him! He also struck out twice in the game, according to the box.
I also remember Jim Beauchamp going deep twice, yes twice, in that game, winning it with a homer in the bottom of the ninth. Now that was unbelievable and unforgettable. I remember walking out raving about Jim Beauchamp of all people. That was probably the high point of his career.
March 5, 2008
This was a game I remember very well. It was an exciting victory on a night that clearly belonged to the late Jim Beauchamp.
In the 7th inning, the game was tied, 1-1, when Jim homered to put the Mets in front. The Astros retied it, but in the bottom of the 9th, Jim came up with a runner on base. He blasted a 2-run homer that landed in the Houston bullpen in left field. The Mets had won in dramatic fashion thanks to Jim's heroics.
These were Jim's first two home runs of the season - and they were huge. He, naturally, made an appearance on "Kiner's Korner" that night. Not a bad way for the man to celebrate his 33rd birthday!