METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 24, 1973 GAME:
February 28, 2002
This was a classic '60s-early '70s pitchers duel, as Kooz went toe-to-toe with Juan Marichal, both guys going the distance before the Mets scratched out the winning run on a 2-out hit in the 10th.
August 20, 2004
This was Juan Marichal's final appearance against the Mets..and fittingly, he pitched nine scoreless innings.
Fortunately for the Mets, Jerry Koosman pitched ten scoreless innings, and in the bottom of the tenth, Ken Boswell led off with a single. Marichal's long-time teammate Willie Mays followed with a sac bunt (!), and then Felix Millan singled for the only run of the game and a Met victory.
Marichal won his first NINETEEN decisions against the Mets. They didn't beat him until July, 1967.
December 19, 2004
One interesting sidenote to this game is that it was the Giants' first extra-inning loss of the season after 11 wins! Felix Millan's game- winning single was a shot to left-center field. It probably would have been for extra bases if it wasn't a "walk off" hit.
After Ken Boswell crossed the plate, Karl Earhardt held up a big yellow sign with a picture of Felix the Cat and RRRIIGHTEEEOOO! written across it.
Jerry Koosman pitched a great 10 innings! He even caught Bobby Bonds off first base with a great pick off move. Starting pitchers rarely go this far in games today with bullpens being so prevelent. But on this night, Yogi Berra let Kooz pitch the tenth inning and he got the win he deserved.