With World Series underway (yet another one without the Mets), it is appropriate to take a look back at one of the most infamous moments in Mets World Series history (no, not that. Or that). It was the so-called “fan man” parachuting into Shea Stadium during the 1986 World Series.
During the top of the first inning of Game 6, actor Michael Sergio landed on the field, with the help of a small fan to guide him. He was quickly escorted off the field through the Mets dugout, even getting a handshake from Ron Darling.
It is interesting to think what would happen now in the same situation. He would be tackled on the field instead of being politely escorted off. No player would go near him. Homeland Security would probably launch an investigation. Things were so much fun back then.
Anyway, here’s the video: