Today is the 34th anniversary of the 1977 New York City blackout. The lights went out at Shea Stadium with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning, and the Chicago Cubs leading the New York Mets 2-1. The game was completed on September 16, with the Cubs finally defeating the Mets, 5-2. Here's a quiz about that famous game and the players involved. The answers will be posted on Thursday.â†µ
1. Which Met was standing at the plate when the lights went out?â†µ
2. Which future Met manager started at shortstop for the team in that game?â†µ
3. Which former New York Yankee played right field for the Cubs that day?â†µ
4. The Mets starting pitcher in the game lost 20 games that season, despite a 3.49 ERA, after winning 21 games the previous season. Who was he?â†µ
5. The only Met to homer in that July 1977 game was their right fielder, who had set a rookie record in 1975 with a 23-game hitting streak. Who was he?