METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 28, 1966 GAME:Fan 5/31/64 - 8/11/94
March 29, 2005
I remember his game like it was yesterday. I couldn't sleep the night before and couldn't wait for the game. Our ace, Denis Ribant, was pitching. He was 4 games over .500 (unheard of previously). We had a chance to NOT finish last (gasp!). The Braves were starting some unknown rookie (which turned out to be Pat Jarvis, who had some success over the next few years). It didn't get better than this. (Well, I was 12.) Our ace got his clock cleaned early and another disappointing game was behind us.
The ace got traded the next year as did our only true hero, Ron Hunt. I was 12 and I needed a favorite player. It certainly wasn't going to be Tommy Davis or Ken Boyer, so I went with some rookie who pitched fairly well at Jacksonville in '66. That rookie went on to win 311 games and rarely disappointed us.
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