Game six began in the late afternoon New York time with Davey Johnson's Mets up three games to two over Hal Lanier's Astros.
The game would end four hours and forty five minutes later in one of the greatest post season games ever. This epic began with New York's Bobby Ojeda facing off against Houston's Bob Knepper.
The Astros ace; Mike Scott was already 2-0 in the Series & he was looming to start for Game Seven. The Mets bats had been baffled by Scott's split finger fastball, a fairly new pitch that had only been around a few years at the time. It was a big game for both teams.