METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 8, 1978 GAME:Steve from Monroe
July 25, 2002
I believe this was a game where the great Eddie Kranepool hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth off Rudy May (I believe) to win the game for the Mets. Brutally cold as the game went to late innings. Was a kid back then and recall looking for hot chocolate at the concession stands.
AP from Queens
May 5, 2003
This was one of the first games I ever attended alone. I bought a loge reserve on the third base side. There was a bench clearing brawl started when John (The Dude) Stearns gave a forearm shiver to Expos catcher Gary (The Kid) Carter. Willie Montanez got right in the middle of things wildly throwing punches (Just missing his teammates) I got so excited I ran to a pay phone to call my friend and interrupted his Passover seder! Seven years later The Kid's April heroics would be in Mets uniform.
October 13, 2008
I was six and my dad took me to the game. I remember coming down the ramp after Kranepool won it with a pinch-hit home run in the ninth and the whole stadium was chanting "ED-DIE! ED- DIE!" I went to a game later in the year with Dad and Kranepool pinch hit in the ninth again. I remember thinking the game was in the bag, because Kranepool would surely hit another homer. He didn't, and I learned how special that first homer against the 'Spos was. Will never forget it!
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