Terry Pendleton’s homer in the ninth stunned the Mets – SI Vault

This one, from September 11, 1987,  was the hardest lost of all time to me.  If you don’t know the tale read this story from Sports Illustrated

Daaar-ryl, Daaar-ryl,” sang the faithful, and Darryl Strawberry came out of the dugout to acknowledge the cheering after his two-run homer in the first inning. “Mooo-kie, Mooo-kie,” the fans crooned after Moookie Wilson hit a home run in the second, and Wilson’s wife, Rosa, sitting behind home plate, hugged the guy next to her, who happened to be Richard Nixon. “Ho-Jo, Ho-Jo,” the crowd bayed at the man standing on second base in the fourth, and Howard Johnson tipped his cap after a successful steal that made him the eighth player, and first balding infielder, to join the 30/30 Club for those players who amass 30 homers and 30 stolen bases in a season. “Sweep, sweep,” they chirped.

via Terry Pendleton’s homer in the ninth stunned the Mets – 09.21.87 – SI Vault.

I didn’t want to distract from tomorrow so I am putting this up tonight.  No clowning on the blog tomorrow.

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