During our talk in episode 6, Wendy and I mentioned the postgame edition of Kiner’s Korner, featuring the longtime Mets announcer interviewing Dwight Gooden. Here is that Kiner’s Korner segment, or at least as much of it as I have at my disposal. The thing I was most struck by is Gooden’s poise and command, and how at ease he is talking about his process as a pitcher. Knowing what we now know about Gooden’s fall from grace, I think we tend to retroactively assign Gooden a certain amount of immaturity he didn’t really have. That kind of history rewriting will seem particularly unfair once you watch this clip. (You’ll also get a quick glimpse of the postgame wrap-up and the sponsors thereof.)
I do not have any more video from or relating to this game that I can share. I do, however, have a gallery of some of things you would have seen during the broadcast. Lots of signs in the crowd, lots of weirdos in the audience, and lots of WOR promos with chunky lettering. This should convey a slight idea of what a Mets broadcast looked like back in 1985. Enjoy!