METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 3, 1973 GAME:
November 18, 2003
Went to this game with my dad, and got to see the penultimate home run of Willie Mays' career. A very happy memory.
November 27, 2003
Willie's HR came in the bottom of the seventh, a three run shot off veteran RHP Diego Segui. It turned a 4-3 Met lead into a 7-3 Met lead and that was the final score. Willie would hit his final homer two weeks later.
Jon Matlack pitched a complete game, allowing ten hits and striking out eleven. John Milner had to leave the game in the bottom of the first when he tripled to right field and was hit by the throw to third base.
The win still left the Mets in last place, 8.5 games behind the first place Cardinals.
March 13, 2004
Felix Millan also collected his 1,000th career hit in this game as well.
August 5, 2005
I'm from New Jersey and it was my first Mets game. I had just turned nine years old and can vividly remember John Milner taking the throw on the side of the head between second and third. I also remember Willie Mays' 3-run blast.
I think one of the most visual images from that day 32 years ago, was that my step-father was standing on his seat (3rd base side box seats) and a foul ball was lined about 10 feet over his head. (And everyone else's!) I can recall it like it just happened.
I've been a Mets fan ever since and will be seeing them next Friday at Dodger Stadium (I'm in the Air Force and stationed in California). Thanks for the opportunity to share my memory.