Friday, July 13, 2007

Photo: The Night the Lights Went Out at Shea [J. Mark English]

This is from the New York Times:

The blackout began at 9:34 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 1977. At Shea Stadium, it was the bottom of the sixth inning, and the Mets were losing to the Chicago Cubs. Emergency lights illuminated the stadium. The game was not finished until Sept. 16, when the Cubs finally won, 5-2.

A quick note -

Mets pitcher Jerry Koosman already had accumulated 11 strikeouts by the sixth innings. If the lights had not gone out, who knows...he may have gone on to at least tie the record of 19 strikeouts.

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