METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 10, 1974 GAME:
October 20, 2002
I went to this game as a 12 year-old and don't remember too many details, except for one bizzare quote from Bob Apodaca which appeared in the next day's New York Times. Apodaca got the save in this game, and I remembered (at least I THOUGHT I remembered, but years later checked microfilms to make sure -- and I wasn't dreaming) that he said something like "shaking Jerry Grote's hand after the game was the greatest feeling in the world, except maybe for sex". I could not believe that the New York Times would print that in 1974. But it's there!
September 11, 2005
I didn't go to the game, but I remember that quote from the Times as well. I've got to look it up someday.
January 17, 2006
I remember this game all to well. I was 12 years old and opening game was delayed one day because it had snowed in NYC the day before. Upon arriving at Shea it was still extremely cold. My game day tickets were in the GA section upperdeck above home plate. It was a thrill to watch the unveiling of the 1973 NL pennant on the field. I was proud watching it raised onto the flag pole. Since I had arrived during batting practice, by the second inning I was literally frozen. I drank so much hot chocolate I spent the majority of the game in the restroom. One thing I do know is the Mets won.
January 10, 2014
Going through an album full of old ticket stubs, I found one from this game, which I attended as a 13-year-old!