METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 4, 1982 GAME:Billy C
April 22, 2007
This is the first-ever Major League Baseball game that I attended. I was 9 years old. There is not much that I remember about the game itself -- other than I almost caught a foul ball except for the fact that the man behind me was taller and reached over me to catch it. What I do remember is the day-long excitement I felt in anticipation of going to the game. The hours couldn't pass by quick enough until my Dad and I left for the game. I vividly remember the smell of the pretzels on the grills (they warmed them slightly when they sold them to you) outside of Shea Stadium. I also remember what to this day is one of the most awesome feelings I've ever felt in my life. Walking up the ramp from the corridor and getting my first glimpse of the field. All that grass! It was awesome and I still get goosebumps when I walk up a ramp and see a big-league baseball field. I have been regularly attending Major League Baseball games for 25 years now -- and it all started with this one. Living in Florida now, I will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of my first game with my family at Tropicana Field on September 4, 2007. I am both a Mets and Devil Rays fan now and I will always remember the game of September 4, 1982 very fondly.
October 21, 2015
I remember this game well. It was a beautiful bright sunny day, and I wanted to see the great Johnny Bench one last time. He would retire after the the 1983 season. I also wanted to see my beloved Mets. My seat was behind the Cincinnati Reds dugout, about four rows back. Johnny bench hit a home run in his first at bat, and the Mets fans at Shea stadium gave him a standing ovation. It was beautiful to see, knowing this great player would soon retire. I also wanted to see one of my favorite Mets players of all-time, Dave kingman. He didn't disappoint, as he hit a towering home run to left field. I took out my Kodak camera and took a picture of Dave as he rounded third base heading for home. It was a fun time to be a Mets fan when the seats were easy to get and the Mets would give you an occasional win. My day was perfect when the two players I wanted to see both hit home runs.
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