METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 14, 1965 GAME:
January 23, 2004
Astros outfielder Al Spangler stole home in the 11th inning to win the game for the Astros. Warren Spahn made his first start as a Met and came away with a no-decision.
April 20, 2004
Houston gets their first regulation win as the Astros, an eleven-inning 7-6 triumph over the Mets. Al Spangler stole home for the eventual winning run. Ron Brand has a two-run bunt single that refused to roll foul.
This was the first game that I ever watched on a color TV at my friend's house in Brooklyn.
I was amazed every time the camera showed the old Shea scoreboard !
June 4, 2005
Houston survives a 7-6 marathon in eleven innings for their first National League win as the Astros. Playing in cool damp weather in what is now the league's second-youngest park, the Astros rally against 43-year-old Warren Spahn to take a 3-2 lead into the ninth. With two outs, Joe Christopher homers off Turk Farrell to send the game into extra innings.
The Astros score four times in the 11th on four walks, two errors, two wild pitches and a bunt. The bunt is a two-run roller from Ron Brand down the third base line that Charley Smith hopes will roll foul but never does. Al Spangler then steals home to complete the inning. But Houston almost gives it back when Farrell and Hal Woodeshick falter for three runs that bring New York back within one. It is up to Jim Owens to strike out Smith for the final out to register his first save of the season