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Mets2Moon
July 4, 2001
If memory serves, Rich Becker almost single-handedly won this game, hitting a HR and a 2B, and making a key run- saving catch. Probably his only shining moment in his far from memorable Mets career.

Bob P
October 3, 2003
In their fourth game, the Mets picked up their third win of the season, and all three wins came in their final at bat.

John K
April 9, 2004
A cold grey day at Shea. Becker hits a line drive into a stiff wind over the center field wall to win it. On WFAN after the game, one caller believes that Becker is going to be the valuable addition that helps the Mets make the playoffs.

Justin Zacek
May 28, 2010
This game was brutally cold. There could not have been more than a thousand fans in the park to witness the end. I remember going into the bathroom with my friends between innings so we could find some heat to endure to freeze. That was both of my friends' first Mets game and I don't think they've gone to another.

Dan the Man
April 15, 2011
Justin wasn't kidding when describing how cold this game was even though it was in April! I went to this very early game in the season with my father. The Mets offense was lifeless that day for the first 8 innings. In the bottom of the 8th the Mets were able to scratch one run in but left the bases loaded. My father and I left at that point figuring the Mets were dead and we didn't feel like sitting in the freezing cold anymore. When we got off the 7 train in Woodside someone who had headphones announced the Mets tied it at 6-6. Remember these were the days before cell phones/blackberrys so I honestly didn't believe the man. Now that I think about it those days were so much simpler/better but that's a whole other thing for another day! So I eventually got home and the game was still going on and I caught the winning hit in the 13th on TV. Never gave up on a Met game my whole life after that!

Shickhaus Franks
April 23, 2011
I was at this game with my friend Kathy and it was a chilly, gray Saturday afternoon tilt at Shea; a difference to when it was summer-like for the home opener a few days earlier. After Rich Becker won it in extra frames, the PA system played the then- popular "Tub-thumping" aka (I get knocked down but I get up again song) by Chumbawamba. There was an announced crowd of 17,633 (according to retrosheet.org)



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