METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 11, 1985 GAME:
January 12, 2002
A real heartbreaker, but a great game. I remember buying tickets for this one in April, knowing it would memorable. Tudor and Gooden were locked up for nine innings; Cesar Cedeno's home run off Orosco won it in the tenth. The most disappointing regular season loss until the Pendleton game.
July 22, 2002
Cesar Cedeno, at the end of his career, takes Orosco deep in the 10th to win it for the Cards. This was the night after Hojo's grand slam and the day before Keith's single through the whole. God the '85 season just drives me crazy with what ifs - what if the Mets win this game, what if Foster comes through with the bases loaded in the first inning in game three of the final series at Busch. Well it wasn't meant to be!
February 28, 2005
I had Tix to see Dire Straits at Radio City Music Hall this night. I was bummed about not being able to see the game, but hell, it was Dire Staits at Radio City. Anyway, we knew the game was starting and you could hear a buzz in the crowd. I went into the lobby and it was packed with people listening to portable radios. I quickly reported back to my brother at our seats, Mets had the Bases Loaded in the first inning. Our hopes were high. It was a crushing loss.
Jim from Connecticut
October 6, 2006
This was a great pitcher's duel between Tudor and Gooden. I went to this game with my brother and oh boy did we hate Tudor, but he pitched a 10-inning shutout. Gooden pitched great. Cedeno's HR down the left field line into the Mezzanine was one of the hardest hit balls I've ever seen in person. It's so funny that Mets fans never give Cedeno any credit in the Cardinals winning the NL East in 1985. He was the difference. Sure there was the Pendleton HR, but Cedeno's contribution as a late season addition to this team was huge.
December 23, 2009
Second year law school - Moot Court competition the same night - I have tix to this game - what to do - I pass on the game! Now, 20 some odd years of practicing law, I shoulda gone to the game!
June 20, 2015
This was the reason the Mets never caught the Redbirds, Cesar Cedeno: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the St. Louis Cardinals for Mark Jackson (minors) August 29, 1985. Cedeno Hit .434 in the last 37 games.
August 11, 2015
Picking up Cedeno was a major factor in St. Louis holding off the Mets. He hit 6 HR, 19 RBI, .434 for Cards, after being picked up from the Reds on Aug 29th 1985.