METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 8, 1963 GAME:
January 29, 2002
This was the first game I ever went to. I was eight, and a baseball fanatic! And I loved my Mets! Unfortunately, they didn't "love me back" that day (LOL!!!), as Cardinal pitcher Ernie Broglio shut the Mets out. My Aunt Inez took me, and we had seats about midway between first and right field, maybe in the second deck (?). It was a Saturday afternoon game.
All these years I thought the final was 3-0 (it was 4-0). But all I truly remember was Ernie Broglio, Tim McCarver, Stan Musial and George Altman (then a Cardinal; later a Met), who replaced Hall of Famer Stan Musial in the 7th inning. I remember that because of my aunt making a "big deal" of "Stan the Man," who was a new name to these 8-year old ears in 1963. He may have even hit one out, I'm not sure. Sometime this weekend I'm going to try to pull up the box score to this game on microfilm at the library.
April 9, 2012
This was the first game I ever attended. I was eight. I remember Jimmy Piersall throwing his bat up in the air (WAY up in the air) when he struck out. (It may have been after a called strike that he did not agree with.) In those days you were allowed on parts of the field at the end of the game, and I and my dad walked on the track right in front of the Cardinals dugout. I saw Ken Boyer (future Met) and Tim McCarver sitting on the bench right in front of us. It was a thrill to see Stan Musial play in his last pro season. What a memory!
February 13, 2013
I was a senior in high school and traveled from NJ with a friend to see the game. This was my only visit to the Polo Grounds. My only memories were that Ernie Broglio won the game and that Dick Groat was the St Louis shortstop. It was a pretty Saturday afternoon in NY.