METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 25, 1981 GAME:
March 6, 2002
God, I remember this game well. It was memorial day, 1981. I was 8. I remember Kong hitting a grand slam and the Mets jumping out early. I remember the 13-3 final. It was the first time I was really aware of what was going on at a baseball game. The sights, sounds, the scoreboard, and yes, the Grand Slam, all made for a great afternoon at Shea.
Dino De Angelis
April 16, 2002
Not only was it a great Memorial day win for the Mets with a Dave Kingman grand slam, but while sitting on the first base side in the mezzanine, I caught my first (and only) foul ball. It was off the bat of future hall-of-famer Mike Schmidt.
August 7, 2007
My son, Neil, was born near the end of the game on May 25, 1981. I was watching the game with the delivering doctor in the doctor waiting room in the maternity ward. The doctor tried to delay the delivery until the end of the game, but finally had to do it during the 7th inning sretch. I guess Neil, an avid Mets fan, wanted to watch the Mets win in person.
August 18, 2011
Watched the game in my family's apartment on a black and white tv (we didn't have the money for a color set) on a sunny Memorial Day off from school as we ordered pizza and watched Kingman hit a grand salami off the defending world champions.
October 6, 2015
After this game, Doug Flynn was still hitting .300 on the season! He would proceed to go 9-100, which has to be one of the most epic streaks of hitting futility by a position player. Ever. Seriously, how many non-pitchers have had fewer hits over a 100-AB span? But dude hit .300 for two months from the 8-hole. You try it.