METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 15, 1982 GAME:Shickhaus Franks
November 5, 2006
I was at this doubleheader and it was Banner Day! It was the first time that I was ever on the field at Shea as me and my cousin Nancy Ann paraded around the field with our banner: THE METS ARE GROWING A PENNANT ON THE FARM! (Btw, we didn't win anything). I can't remember what I had for lunch last Friday but I can remember the day we made that banner, how do I remember this? It was the day that both Oscar winner Henry Fonda and boxing champ Salvador Sanchez both died. (Thursday August 12th)
Looking at the boxscore is always quite tantalizing, Bump Wills played 2B for the Cubs and he's the reason that Lenny Randle became a Met because Randle threw a few haymakers at Rangers manager Frank Luchessi because Randle had lost his job to Maury's son in 1977. Also of note, 2 players for the Cubs who let ground balls go through their legs in post-season play were in the lineup that day: Bill Buckner (NATCH) and Leon Durham.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: