METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 16, 1986 GAME:Robert Mitchell
July 13, 2000
I lived in the Midwest in 1986 and always went to Cincinnati, St. Louis or Chicago when my beloved Mets came to town. On this night, the Mets had a chance to wrap up the division title if the Phillies lost and I was excited that I might get to see it live. From the game, about all I remember is that Rick Aguilera pitched and won. I wore my Mets hat to the game at Busch Stadium and was the victim of cat-calls and harrassment. Several Cardinals fans wore T-shirts that said: "The Mets are pondscum." As the Mets were on the verge of winning the game, it came over the scoreboard that the Phillies also had won. The scoreboard next flashed "There will be no clinching here tonight." The crowd stood and cheered. That was the Mets-Cards rivalry of the 1980s. After the game, I remember walking out of the stadium with my friends and laughing at the frustrated Cardinals fans. I think they were something like 30 games out at the time. I didn't get to see the Mets clinch a division title, but I get to see them clinch no worse than a tie. What a night!
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