METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 22, 1967 GAME:Ed K
February 26, 2006
The first game of Salty Parker's short managing career with the Mets. After the Mets had lost the final game of a home series with the Dodgers, Wes Westrum resigned because it was clear he would not be back in 1968 as manager. So Salty got to manage the last eleven games. Johnny Murphy moved from the front office to fill Salty's vacated coaching spot temporarily.
After an off-day, the Astros came to Shea for a four game series starting with a doubleheader. In this game, Jerry Koosman (up from the minors for a cup of coffee at the end of the season) got beat but the Mets won the nightcap in extra innings.
After the series with Houston, the Mets completed the season with a West Coast trip, and Salty finished with a record of 4-7 as manager.
November 28, 2014
Was this "Banner Night" as a makeup for the original one rained out earlier with the Cubs?
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: