METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 7, 1989 GAME:Lawrence A. Goldberg
July 2, 2002
This was the first baseball game my daughter attended. She was a little more than 2 months old at the time. My wife, daughter, and I were attending the game with another couple who also brought their infant son. We had seats very close to the field, up the first-base line at Shea. In the second inning, someone hit a wicked foul ball that just missed us by a few rows. Needless to say, it put a fright into us concerning the safety of our kids.
As far as the game itself, Jim Deshaies was masterful for the Astros, while Dwight Gooden looked mortal. He had his strikeout pitch (the "rising" fastball) working, but his control wasn't stellar, and Kevin Bass (the Mets' nemesis in the '86 playoffs) got to him. We had been hoping to tell our daughter as she grew older that her first game was pitched (and won) by a Hall-of-Famer, but it was not to be.
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