Game 5 of the Subway series was at Shea and I was on my way to New Jersey to see the game with a friend of mine at a bar. As I driving on the Cross County Pkwy in Yonkers, I received a call from another friend who said he has extra ticket would I like to go with him.
Well I made a u turn and met him at his house. We drove down to Queens and were concerned we would get caught in traffic as it was 1½ hour before the first pitch. We got across the Whitestone Bridge into Queens and to the off ramp on the Whitestone Expressway without delay.
It seems that everyone was at the stadium early. We parked was across Northern Blvd and a walk to the stadium and we got to our seats just before the first pitch. Al Leiter started for the Mets and Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees. The Yankees and Mets where tie for 8 inning at 2 each.
The Yankees got 2 more runs off Al Leiter in the top of the 9th, 1 earned to take the lead. Andy Pettitte when 7 innings giving up 2 runs and Mike Stanton pitched the 8th to only 3 batters, 1 strikeout, 1 ground out and 1 fly out. Mo closed it out with Mike Piazza deep fly ball to center field and into Bernie glove to end the game.
The Yankees win their 26 World Series. A great day!