METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 30, 1983 GAME:Hank M
June 11, 2007
I went to this game with my friend. We sat in Section 1 of the Loge Level, directly behind home plate. It was Old Timers Day and players from the 1973 team (and opponents from that year) were on hand for a 10-year reunion of "You Gotta Believe." Tom Seaver pitched in the Old Timers game, even though he was still an active player!
The regular game started at 4:00. The Mets led early, but the Pirates (in black shirts and gold pants that made them look more like the Steelers) came back to win. Darryl Strawberry made a costly error, misjudging Bill Madlock's fly ball with the bases loaded. All three runners scored on the play.
After a seventh inning rain delay, we watched the rest of the game from the empty loge left field seats. We hoped to get a home run ball, but that didn't happen. No player on either team even reached base once play resumed.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: