METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 25, 1973 GAME:
October 21, 2003
Gary Matthews hit a foul ball into the stands to lead off the game and Jerry Grote made the catch, however a fan ripped the ball out of Grote's glove. Given a second chance, Matthews got a base hit and later scored the games only run.
October 28, 2003
Wow-- great job Greg--- After the Moises Alou play last week in Chicago I was telling friends that I once attended a game that I thought was vs SF where a fan took the ball from Grote, and the hitter later became the only runner to score vs Seaver.
As we left that afternoon, there was NO WAY we thought the Mets could make a pennant run.
My memory was right, but you made it easy for me to prove it!!!!
It was the second straight year I saw a 1-0 Mets/Giants game, as Buzz Capra had beaten Marichal in 1972, the day before Willie Mays made his Mets debut.
March 1, 2004
Yes, that was the game with the foul pop up in the first inning that was taken away from Grote. I remember it well. A tough loss.
October 5, 2006
I was eight years old at the game with by dad and my younger brother. I had been to two previous games the previous season, both Met losses. The jinx continued. I think Milner hit one deep to center in the ninth that almost tied it