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Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

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July 10, 1999

Now Rivera brings the hands together…

Runners take a lead at all three bases.

One-two to Franco…

LINE DRIVE base hit into right field!

Henderson scores!

Here comes Alfonzo…

Here comes O'Neill's throw to the plate…

Alfonzo slides…

He's safe, the Mets win it!

THE METS WIN IT!

MATT FRANCO WITH A LINE DRIVE SINGLE TO RIGHT AND HE'S BEING MOBBED BY HIS TEAMMATES!

Matt Franco, a two-run single off Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Mets win it, nine to eight!

2 comments to July 10, 1999

  • Anonymous

    This is what it comes to: I'm nostalgic for Matt Franco.
    Well, maybe Rickey. and certainly the Fonz.

  • Anonymous

    Well stated, Greg. It was simple, no commentary needed.
    I'm a bit nostalgic too. Maybe if it weren't too much work, some of these guys could be back at Shea for Old Timer's Day 2009.