METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 14, 1977 GAME:Jim from Connecticut
October 28, 2006
My 3rd major league game! It was a beautiful spring Saturday for my Dad to take me to the big ballpark. Koosman was honored in a ceremony before the game for his pitching performance in 1976. I think it was for 20 wins. I remember HRs by Reggie Smith and Rick Monday. There was a picture in the NY Sunday Times the next day of Koosman getting the award and I could see my face and my Dad's sitting in the Loge.
April 11, 2012
My first MLB game (and first professional sporting event). I was a month shy of my 7th birthday. Gorgeous spring day. We sat in box seats between 3rd base and LF foul pole. I was a Yankees fan (my dad was Mets fan). No hope of going to see a Yankees game because my dad didn't want to take his wife and two little kids to the Bronx!!
Reggie Smith homered to RF in the 1st and the ball barely cleared the wall. I remember my dad griping that if Dave Kingman were playing RF (instead of Mike Vail), he would have robbed Smith of the homer (his rationale being that Kingman was much taller than Vail). Kingman started the game at 1st base.
I also recall that we were sitting near some teenage girls who loved Lee Mazzilli and each time he came to the plate, one of them would encourage him to shake his rear while waiting for the pitch.
I also recall buying a $1 Mets Yearbook with Jerry Koosman on the cover (he'd won 20 games the previous year). I still have the yearbook.
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