METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 9, 1972 GAME:
May 27, 2003
This was my first major league ball game, I was eight years old at the time. I think Bob Gibson collapsed on the mound. Does anyone know for sure? I have searched for info and have not been able to find anything.
May 27, 2003
Greg, I haven't been able to verify that, but if Gibson did collapse he must have stayed in the game because he was removed for a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th. And he retired 7 of the final 8 batters he faced before coming out. Gibson pitched a fine game..the first two Mets runs scored mainly due to two errors by Lou Brock and the third scored on an infield out.
Gary Gentry had a no-hitter for five innings in this game until future Fenway hero Bernie Carbo led off the sixth with a homer for the Cards' only run.
And here's a bit of trivia for you: Mike Hampton was born on this day!
August 5, 2007
I just read the story from September 10, 1972 in the New York Times and Bob Gibson did not collapse on the mound in ths game.
May 2, 2010
I was a young child at this time and just learning about baseball. I remember asking my father about this game where Gibson was scheduled to pitch against Gentry. Since Gibson was one of the greatest pitchers of that era, and Gentry was considered to be a mediocre pitcher, my father said that the Cardinals should win. The Mets did win, however, so I learned that in baseball, any team can defeat any other team on any given day.