METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE OCTOBER 2, 1964 GAME:Matt Breitenbach
January 13, 2002
I remember being a thirteen year old kid and being a rabid Met fan. We went into the series with the Cardinals having just taken over first place after the Phillies legendary nosedive. We were actually playing an important game! The Cards needed one win for the pennant. Little Al Jackson, who was always tough and had a big heart went out and shut down Bob Gibson and the Cardinals with a five hitter. It was so cool to be spoilers for the first time. I took a lot of pride in my Mets from that game.
September 3, 2002
What made it even better was that I am pretty certain that Jackson had been a Cardinal prospect that the Mets had obtained in the expansion draft!
This game was on Friday. the Mets also won on Saturday, but Gibson clinched the pennant on the final day of the season by beating the Mets. The Cardinals finished a game ahead of the Phils and Reds and beat the Yanks in the World Series.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: