METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 9, 1964 GAME:David Van Gaasbeek
September 16, 2007
This was the first time I attended a Mets' game. My Dad had received box seat tickets right behind the Braves' dugout. Oddly enough, even though there were nothing but Met fans sitting behind the dugout, the Braves talked to us throughout the game. Most talkative was Rico Carty. The most polite and dignified was Henry Aaron. The shyest was Felipe Alou. The most demonstrative was Joe Torre. Galen Cisco did not last long but Bill Wakefield pitched very well and did not allow a hit. The roof caved in when Casey pinch hit for him and Larry Elliott got a walk. Larry Bearnarth came in and immediately got hammered. In the bottom of the inning, the big guy with the big smile, Joe Christopher, hit one into the left field bullpen to end all scoring. It still sits in my mind forty three years later as one of the best nights in my viewing baseball games. It was magic and even though Ron Hunt did not play, it was worth talking to Henry Aaron for one brief moment.
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