The New York Mets’ radio flagship, 710 WOR-AM/New York, announced today that, it will re-air the entire radio broadcast of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox, as a prelude to a Memorial Day weekend-long tribute at Citi Field to the 1986 Championship team.
The special presentation will air on Thursday, May 26, and begin at 6:00pm ET with a 60-minute preshow hosted by WOR’s “Sports Zone” host Pete McCarthy, with contributions from Mets broadcasters Howie Rose, Josh Lewin, and Wayne Randazzo. The show will feature interviews with members of the 1986 Mets “Dream Team” Mookie Wilson, Ray Knight, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling, as well as Gary Thorne, who along with Bob Murphy did the play-by-play for the 1986 radio broadcast.
Then at 7:00pm ET, WOR will unlock the vaults to let listeners relive the night when the Mets’ World Series fortunes turned around in dramatic fashion. After a special introduction from the current voice of the Mets, Howie Rose, listeners will be treated to every call from the late, great Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy and Gary Thorne…just as they were heard almost 30 years ago.
“We all know how the game turned out, and we’ve all heard Bob Murphy’s epic call countless times; but to get the full flavor of one of the greatest moments in Mets history you really need to listen from start to finish,” said Howie Rose. “Allow yourself to escape to a moment in time when every pitch and every play would define the Mets season, providing proper context to a comeback that somehow seems even harder to believe today than it did thirty years ago,” Rose added.
Mets fans will also be able to hear all the special commemorative festivities from Citi Field on WOR over Memorial Day weekend, as the station will carry the entire 1986 30th Anniversary Ceremony on Saturday May 28th beginning at 6:05pm with an extended Mets Pregame Show.
Additionally, all fans in attendance at the May 27 game will receive a 1986 replica jersey, and the first 15,000 fans to arrive at the May 29 game will receive a 1986 championship replica ring. Tickets are available at mets.com/1986.
As the flagship radio station of the New York Mets, WOR is New York’s oldest radio station and one of the country’s top rated talk stations. Founded in 1922, it was one of the first radio stations in America to use directional antenna to increase the scope and range of its broadcast, and is one of the best radio broadcast signals in the U.S.