FLUSHING, N.Y. — The New York Mets announced that Game Six of the 1986 World Series has been voted by fans as the top Shea Stadium moment of all-time from the summer-long “Greatest Moments at Shea Presented by Nikon.”
Mike Piazza, Tom Seaver, Darryl Strawberry and Bud Harrelson appeared at Shea on Sept. 26, recognizing the Top Three Moments prior to the Mets’ game against the Marlins.
GREATEST MOMENT No. 1: The greatest single game rally in World Series history took place on October 25, 1986, when with two outs and no one on base, the Mets scored three times in the bottom of the 10th inning in Game Six to beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-6, and forced a deciding Game Seven.
GREATEST MOMENT No. 2: Mike Piazza’s dramatic two-run home run in the eighth inning on September 21, 2001 that beat the Braves, 3-2, in New York City’s first sporting event after the 9-11 attacks on America.
GREATEST MOMENT No. 3: The impossible became possible when the Mets beat the heavily-favored Baltimore Orioles, 5-3, in Game Five of the 1969 World Series to capture the first World Series championship in team history.
The first 25,000 fans that attend tonight’s game will receive a pennant celebrating the greatest moments in Shea history courtesy of Nikon.
The Top 10 Moments were selected by the fans throughout the summer on mets.com, losmets.com, and sny.tv. The Mets in conjunction with Nikon and SNY began this promotion immediately after the All-Star break with a list of 75 moments from Shea’s 45 seasons before it was narrowed to a list of 10 finalists.
The remaining seven moments among the Top Ten included: #4: Endy Chavez’ Game Seven 2006 NLCS catch; #5: Game Seven 1986 World Series victory; #6: Robin Ventura’s “Grand Slam Single” in Game Five of the 1999 NLCS; #7: The Beatles first historic stadium concert on August 15, 1965; #8: June 30, 2000 – 10-run eighth inning vs. Atlanta; #9: Tom Seaver’s “imperfect game” – Chicago’s Jimmy Qualls’ ninth inning single is the lone runner; #10: Todd Pratt’s walk-off home run in Game Four of the NLDS vs. Arizona.