METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 24, 1965 GAME:
J. G. Jennings|
June 6, 2002
This was the first MLB game I attended. I was nine. As I dimly recall, Bunning started and won for PHI, there were no home runs, and the game was preceded by an Oldtimers' game between '55 Dodgers and Giants in which Bobby Thomson again homered down the left-field line.
June 13, 2002
JG, I was at this game also, mainly to see the old timers. Thompson did indeed hit a homer off Branca. They actually brought Branca to pitch especially to him. I'm sure he just lobbed it right in. The real game was almost deja-vu as Bunning retired the first 13 or so batters until Johnny Lewis got an infield single.
January 23, 2004
This was Old Timer's Day 1965, and it turned out to be Casey Stengel's final game as Mets manager. After the game Casey, perhaps enjoying the company of his old friends a little too much, had a nasty fall and broke his hip. The Mets were 31- 64 following the loss.
September 27, 2013
First MLB game I ever attended, was soon to turn 7. Went with my Dad and his friend whose cigarette butt dropped on my knee leaving my first Mets scar. Roy Campanella got a standing O during the old timers introduction. The other old timers name that struck me was Van Lingo Mungo. We sat near Bobby Thomson on the train ride home to NJ.