I was there at Shea Stadium on opening day in 1985, Gary Carter’s first day playing as a New York Met. In the bottom of the 10th inning, Gary Carter won the game by hitting a home run. The crowd went wild! Everyone was shouting “GARY! GARY! GARY!” for the next fifteen minutes as we walked out of the stadium (we were in the cheapest seats so it was a long walk).
Now, both Shea Stadium and Gary Carter are no more.