METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 11, 1966 GAME:
August 6, 2004
Willie Stargell hit a two-run homer with Roberto Clemente aboard as the Pirates (67-46) came from behind to defeat the New York Mets, 7-5, at Forbes Field. The Pirates were down 3-0 and 5-1 early in the game.
Stargell, who hit his 26th home run, had one called back in the first inning after it was determined the ball he hit off the rightfield screen landed below the home-run line.
Clemente went 2 for 4, including a double, scored twice and drove in a run.
The start went to recently acquired Ralph Terry, the loss to rookie southpaw Rob Gardner.
Both Gardner and Terry worked for both the METS and the YANKEES during their careers. The difference however, Terry was shot when he got here but Gardner (9-5) turned in a decent 1972 season in the Bronx playing for a Yankee team that had the likes of Ron Swoboda, John Callison, Hal Lanier in the mix.