METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 22, 1985 GAME:
May 27, 2002
This was an exciting game. It was nostalgia night, fans had a choice of picking either a Brooklyn Dodgers or a NY Giants hat. Mets trailed 2-0 and Rusty Staub hit a pinch-hit 3-run home run off Jeff Reardon in the 7th inning. Mets would later lose in 10, 5-4, but very exciting game.
April 23, 2003
I remember this game for a few reasons. Prior to the game, Daryl Strawberry was throwing balls to the fans in left field and my friend caught one. Later when Willie Mays was introduced for Nostalgia Night the fans went wild with cheers. We were struck on the head by a pretzel from the upper deck. Also at that same time, a gold bracelet fell from the upper deck and landed at my dad's feet. He still wears it to this day.
June 18, 2004
I was at that game. Ironically, my little league team was the Expos that year (how many other little leagues can say that now!). The best moment was definitely the Staub homer and it was the 292nd and last homer of his career.
June 11, 2007
Rusty's homer in this game was the last of his major league career.
January 26, 2009
I was at this game with my family for my 7th birthday. I got a NY Giants hat and watched Rusty Staub hit his last home run of his career.
December 28, 2010
If I remember correctly, he hit one foul first and then I figured there is no way he'll hit TWO home runs in one AB... but he did. A great moment somewhat tainted by the loss a few innings later.
What a shame the owners colluded to keep the roster to 24 (or 25) in 1986, since no one chose the 25 option, costing Rusty his rightful spot on the '86 team.
October 19, 2011
One of the last games I ever attended with my Dad. He was a NY Giants fan, so he took the Giants cap in the giveaway, and I took the Dodgers cap. Rusty is my all-time favorite athlete, and I remember his home run so vividly, but I never realized until today that it was his last home run ever. Rusty came up with a chance to tie the game, to the usual chants of "Rusty, Rusty" from the crowd. He had no homers on the year, and the fans were just hoping for a single or double. One or two pitches before the home run he put one over the fence in right field that was JUST foul, and the fans went crazy, thinking how incredible it would have been to take the lead with a Rusty home run. And then BOOM-- magic struck! THANKS, RUSTY!
February 13, 2013
Great game. Yes the posters are correct, I remember it like it was yesterday. Rusty slams a pitch from Reardon about a foot foul. Reardon tries to sneak the same pitch by him again and he didn't miss that one. Shame they lost it but the stadium shook when Rusty went deep.