METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 15, 1968 GAME:
April 23, 2003
This was the longest 1-0 game in major league baseball history.
May 2, 2004
I stayed awake through the 12th inning listening to this game on a Sony transistor radio and an earpiece in my ear. It was way past my curfew.
Both teams combined to hit .139 ( 22-158 )
Stinger Jim Ray fanned 11 in his 7 innings of work and I remember names like John Buzhardt, Calvin Koonce, Don Wilson, Les Rohr, Wade Blasingame, Dick Selma getting in. Wow, a few of these hurlers are no longer alive yet I remember this game vividly. As Gregg Allman penned, Getting Old Before My Time!
May 22, 2004
I remember this game for two things: Tommie Agee was either 0 for 10 or 1 for 10, and it was the start of a terrible slump and season for him. The second was that the run was scored on a bad infield hop due to the infield being in such poor, chopped up condition. It became the reason why they started dragging the infield every 5 innings no matter how long the game goes.
October 15, 2010
Some interesting facts on this "classic": Seaver had 10 IP, gave up 2 hits and struck out ONLY 3; Future Met Rusty Staub went 2 for 9; the game took 6 hours and 6 minutes to play and the attendance was 14,219 which included the late John Wayne who reportedly left after the 15th inning give or take an inning or two.
April 19, 2012
Another amazing fact about this game is that each team only used one catcher.