METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 11, 1963 GAME:
September 2, 2001
I believe this was my 1st game I saw. Did Jesse Gonder hit 2 HR's in this game? I also seem to remember Don Drysdale pitched this game. Can this be confirmed?
May 27, 2003
Frank, here we are a year and a half after your posting! I can indeed confirm that Drysdale faced Roger Craig in this game, but as for Jesse Gonder, I've been unable to find whether he did or didn't hit two homers. Jesse only hit 3 all season, so while it is unlikely, it is possible! Hope this helps!
June 3, 2005
Well, further to some earlier postings...it turns out that I was at this game and just as Frank Caputo remembered, Jesse Gonder did indeed hit two homers!! He had a 2-run homer in the third inning to give the Mets a 3-2 lead, the hit a solo homer leading off the sixth to pull the Mets to within one run.
Ron Fairly homered in the second for LA's first run,and Fairly drove in another run in the three- run fourth inning.
April 28, 2006
I remember the headline in the paper the next day: Jesse Tried!
September 7, 2007
Box score almost resembles a Dodger intrasquad game with ex and future Dodgers like Harkness, Hunt, The Duke, Burright, and Roger Craig on the Met side!
Another Bob P.
September 9, 2011
This game was the first Major League game I ever attended, with my father and my siblings. (Mom must have been happy to have the night off.) This is a wonderful website that brings back a lot of memories.