METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 17, 1966 GAME:
June 14, 2004
The Pirates blew a six-run lead and lost to the New York Mets, 8-7, at Shea Stadium. The loss enabled the San Francisco Giants (71-50) to move a 1/2-game behind the Pirates (70-48) in the National League.
Bob "Hawk" Taylor hit his first career grand slam for the Mets in the five-run fourth inning. Taylor, who was a pinch-hitter, was benched because of a .185 average.
Roberto Clemente went 1 for 5 for the Pirates, who got homers from Willie Stargell, Bill Mazeroski and Donn Clendenon
May 19, 2005
I was at this game. If my memory serves me right, Mazeroski's home run came off of Ralph Terry. It was their first encounter since the home run that won the 1960 World Series.
February 26, 2006
I believe Hawk's pinch grand slam was the first ever by a Met. Amazingly, Westrum later in the game sent up Al Luplow to pinch hit for Hawk!
March 1, 2006
In reply to Alan Budick's post in May of 2005, Mazeroski's homer in this game came off Jack Fisher, not Ralph Terry. Terry did not pitch in this game.
The first Maz-Terry faceoff since the 1960 World Series was six days earlier--August 11, at Forbes Field, in Terry's first game as a Met. Maz did not homer in that game but did have an RBI single off Terry.