Sunday, December 06, 2009

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DVR Alert - Seaver's 300th on MLB Network Tonight

Dan Twohig, Mets Police Detective

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Set those DVRs for the MLB Network at 6pm tonight as they replay Tom Seaver's 300th victory on August 4, 1985 at Yankee Stadium as part of their All-Time Games series.

I was there, in the upper reaches of the upper deck. I went up to the stadium that morning and was able to get a ticket.

Things I remember about that day:
  • Perfect summer day - you couldn't ask for better weather.
  • It was Phil Rizzuto Day and the Yankees gave Scooter a cow - which proceeded to knock him over
  • At one point during the Rizzuto ceremony the crowd started going wild. Phil thought it was for him but it was actually Seaver walking across the field.
  • I thought it was amazing that number 41 beat a guy wearing 41 (Joe Cowley) by a score of 4-1. AND the Mets won that day also by a score of 4-1
  • Hearing all of Yankee Stadium chanting "Let's Go Mets" - you will never hear that again
  • It was the last really good game that Seaver would pitch. He's win just 11 more over the next 1 1/2 years. But that afternoon, he was Tom Terrific one last time.

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1 Response to "DVR Alert - Seaver's 300th on MLB Network Tonight"
kjs said :
December 6, 2009 at 11:50 AM
It was a good day. And we were a good team. And things were hopeful and the Yankees were a dead organization. And it was nice rooting for the ChiSox, because we also hated the Cubs back then (they weren't the "tourism darlings" they are now in Chewing Gum Field). And growing up watching almost as many Yankee games as Mets games, I liked Phil Rizzutto. He was a good man.

But the REAL HOF'er won that day.

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