METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 5, 1972 GAME:Don Kamps
September 11, 2003
My first Mets game. We originally were to go over the summer, but Hurricane Elizabeth rained it out. This was the night before the first day of school, so it was a big deal. It was pretty amazing to be 9 and see Tom Seaver pitching... I remember that Hank Webb made his big-league debut this night. Too bad they lost.
September 13, 2003
Webb's debut was not one to write home about...his first batter in the 9th was Ron Santo. He walked. His second batter was Jim Hickman. He homered. That turned a 1-0 game into a 3-0 game.
Another odd thing about this game...Seaver came out after five innings down 1-0. He wasn't pinch- hit for, but Ray Sadecki replaced him to start the 6th. Maybe Tom was not feeling well? Seaver gave up four hits, two walks, and struck out five through five innings so he certainly wasn't struggling.
August 5, 2007
NY Times Select has helped answer my question from September 2003: Seaver did pull a muscle in his hip while pitching to Don Kessinger in the top of the fifth. He finished the top of the fifth and was removed for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the fifth.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: