At that time, the Mets were in their 11th season and I am sure their broadcasters, the legendary trio of Bob Murphy, Lindsey Nelson and Ralph Kiner, were saying how after 11 long seasons, it was about time a Met hurler threw a no-no.
Well, it took another 40 years before Johan Santana sealed the deal tonight at Citifield.
And, along with it, some of the angst of all those millions of Mets' fans who cursed the likes of Dwight Gooden, David Cone, Tom Seaver, and Nolan Ryan for delivering no-hitters after leaving the team.
This is turning out to be some season for the Metropolitans, who can almost reach out and touch first place. It is still early, but a season that was supposed to be an all-time worst because of the Madoff crisis is now one-third of the way towards being something very special.