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  • LI METS FAN
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    Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
    Considering I did remember that Terrell hit two, even though I can't picture them, it is safe to say this will qualify under the thread title.
    And that Noah hit his two home runs ON Walt Terrell's birthday. There are no coincidences.

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  • PVNICK
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    Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    I think we can add Syndergaard's two homers from tonight in Los Angeles to the list.
    Considering I did remember that Terrell hit two, even though I can't picture them, it is safe to say this will qualify under the thread title.

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  • Gary Dunaier
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    I think we can add Syndergaard's two homers from tonight in Los Angeles to the list.

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  • PVNICK
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    Originally posted by Metsies8 View Post
    There was a spring training game that Kingman hit a monster home run. The reason I remember it was Micky Mantle was visiting in the broadcast booth and said he thought that was longest home run he ever saw. It was a night game and on TV it just went in to the darkness. You could tell it was hit well on TV, but could not see where it landed. That was the days of St. Petersburgh spring training.
    I seem to remember Kingman tape measure home runs would always be accompanied by descriptions of or tales of dented cars or broken windows.

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  • Metsies8
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    Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
    Mazzilli was a neighborhood legend of course as was John Franco and Pete Falcone.

    Quick story:

    In the late 80's I was in the gym I worked out in (in Brooklyn) and I see John Franco (he was still pitching with the Reds). So I walked over an introduced myself and we started talking. I was 23-24 at the time. Franco was 26-27. The previous baseball season I was at Shea and Strawberry hit a walk off homer off of Franco in the 10th inning I believe. So In my conversation with Franco I mention I was at that game. He laughed and told me the date of the game and what pitch it was. I saw him quite a bit after that in the gym, and we became friendly. He is a really good guy and even at 26-27 years old he had no ego about being a good major league pitcher. He was a regular guy.
    I think Franco ripped his jersey off right on the field after he gave up that home run to Strawberry. That is my memory of it anyway.

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  • Metsies8
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    Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
    Here is the crazy 1979 home run in one of the most offense foward games of all time. It's crazy to think that he hit two balls further than this in his career. He was possibly the most one dimensional hitter of all time, but his home runs were mammoth:


    There was a spring training game that Kingman hit a monster home run. The reason I remember it was Micky Mantle was visiting in the broadcast booth and said he thought that was longest home run he ever saw. It was a night game and on TV it just went in to the darkness. You could tell it was hit well on TV, but could not see where it landed. That was the days of St. Petersburgh spring training.

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  • Paulypal
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    Originally posted by Metsies8 View Post
    I remembered the Henderson home run and that it was to right field. I thought Mazzili would be a star, I lived close to where Pauly and Mazzilli lived. Mazilli was a legend.
    Mazzilli was a neighborhood legend of course as was John Franco and Pete Falcone.

    Quick story:

    In the late 80's I was in the gym I worked out in (in Brooklyn) and I see John Franco (he was still pitching with the Reds). So I walked over an introduced myself and we started talking. I was 23-24 at the time. Franco was 26-27. The previous baseball season I was at Shea and Strawberry hit a walk off homer off of Franco in the 10th inning I believe. So In my conversation with Franco I mention I was at that game. He laughed and told me the date of the game and what pitch it was. I saw him quite a bit after that in the gym, and we became friendly. He is a really good guy and even at 26-27 years old he had no ego about being a good major league pitcher. He was a regular guy.

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  • jjpm74
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    Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    But this is not an objective comment. I was at that game - I was in the picnic bleachers - and I caught the ball.
    WOW! That is a real treasure! I wish I had a piece of history close to that!

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  • Gary Dunaier
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    For me the most memorable home run has to be the pinch-hit four-bagger Damion Easley hit in the bottom of the 10th inning with the Mets one strike away from a loss to Colorado on April 24, 2007. (The Mets would win the game in the 12th, on an Endy Chavez bunt single that drove in the winning run.)

    But this is not an objective comment. I was at that game - I was in the picnic bleachers - and I caught the ball.

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  • Gary Dunaier
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    Originally posted by Mister B. View Post
    I think he was being facetious about "one of the greatest moments in baseball history." I mean, he was enjoying the moment like we all were, but I think he laid it on a little thicker like that just to have fun with it.
    I agree. He was just caught up in the moment, and I believe he said so himself later. Remember, this is Gary Cohen, not John Sterling. Lord only knows how Sterling would have called it if he was behind the mike.

    It may not have been the greatest moment in baseball history, but it was big enough to sell almost 9,000 Topps Now cards commemorating the event - the most Topps Now cards sold by a huge margin.

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  • jjpm74
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    Originally posted by mandrake View Post
    Don't forget the "wind blown" (???) Kingman blast in 1976 at Wrigley. I don't think video survives of this, but it was much further than his 1979 blast at Wrigley.
    Here is the crazy 1979 home run in one of the most offense foward games of all time. It's crazy to think that he hit two balls further than this in his career. He was possibly the most one dimensional hitter of all time, but his home runs were mammoth:

    Last edited by jjpm74; 05-10-2016, 08:24 PM.

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  • jjpm74
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    A few more:



    Before my time, but a 3 run walk off home run for the 1963 Mets hit by Duke Snider at the old Polo Grounds. This was his 399th career home run:



    Last edited by jjpm74; 05-10-2016, 08:26 PM.

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  • jjpm74
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    I just came across this excellent Mets post season HR video montage. I completely agree with #1 on this!

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  • jjpm74
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    This was against the Mets, but I will never forget it as I was at the game and it was one of only 3 times I have ever been to Wrigley Field:



    This home run was just mammoth:

    Last edited by jjpm74; 05-10-2016, 07:53 PM.

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  • LI METS FAN
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    June 2005- Marlon Anderson inside-the-park home run to tie the Angels in the 9th. Cliff Floyd 3 run homer to win it in the bottom of the 10th. Long at bat, I was there and it was so much fun to see a win against a team like the Angels.

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