METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 7, 1963 GAME:
March 18, 2003
My first Mets game. I was 8 years old. Jim Hickman hit for the cycle, Stan Musial pinch hit for the Cardinals and the Mets actually won! My one and only look at the Polo Grounds.
November 25, 2007
Oh, those were the days when the Mets were pitiful, the lovable, Amazin' Mets. I was 13, and went this day with a summer school group from Westchester. It was the last year in the Polo Grounds; we sat in the left field stands, in special seats set aside for groups. As usual, the stands were empty. Whenever I went myself I sat in the center field bleachers for 75 cents. That was the place to sit.
I remember almost nothing about the game, except the fact that Jim Hickman hit for the cycle. In those days, we remembered every Mets feat. So here was Hickman, a guy we loved, couldn't hit a lick, but we didn't care. And he hit for the cycle.
The bus ride home must have been great. And yes, the Mets even won the game. A Miracle!