METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 30, 1993 GAME:
June 19, 2004
Of COURSE I'm the first to post "memories" of this game. ("Nightmares" is a better term to describe any remembrance of the 1993 season.) I was the only person there!!!
Cold as hell night at Shea. About 5 people in the stands. Actually, about 2,300, but what's the difference?
Mets management would not let us move down to the box seats. Imagine that - 45 degrees out, last game of the year, team lost 103 games, and we couldn't catch a couple innings in better seats.
Anyway, Eddie Murray hit a nice bomb to dead center, the beer lines couldn't have been shorter, and getting out of the parking lot was easy.
See, and you thought the 1993 Mets were all bad news!
November 8, 2006
LenDog, according to retrosheet.org; the "announced" attendance for this game was 17,567. Btw, 1993 was a real low point for this franchise, more so than the late 1970's.
September 30, 2013
An update on the 20th anniversary of this night....
Yes, retrosheet cites 17k in attendance.
I should have specified that there were approx 2,500 people left in the 8th inning.
Also, I don't remember if MLB used turnstile data (actual attendees) or tickets sold in 1993. I doubt that 17k sat in seats at any time that night.
Anyway, it was dead at the old Shea but I can still see Eddie Murray's impressive HR going out in dead center.