Flushing, N.Y.: New York Mets former teammates Jerry Koosman and...

Flushing, N.Y.: New York Mets former teammates Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver talk before pitching in the Old-Timers' Day game at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York on July 23, 1988. Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

The Old-Timers’ Day the Mets hold on Aug. 27 will be the organization’s first since July 17, 1994, when a crowd of 24,855 saw the 1969 Mets honored at Shea Stadium on the 25th anniversary of their improbable championship.

You may remember 1994: Baseball players went on strike less than a month later and the rest of the season was wiped out. When play resumed with a shortened schedule in 1995, the Mets did not hold an Old-Timers’ Day, and the event faded away.

In 2009, then-Mets executive David Howard told The New York Times: “It was particularly unpopular as a promotion. We didn’t see an increase in ticket sales or interest from sponsors or even from people who already had tickets. It died of its own unpopularity in the early ’90s. We felt we were better served by bringing our alumni back over several days instead of one day.”

The 1994 event featured a game between the Mets and a squad of Old-Timers from other organizations managed by Earl Weaver, the losing manager in the 1969 World Series. Video of the Mets’ introductions and the four-inning Old-Timers’ game is available on YouTube.

“There’s a lot of limping going on out here,” Fran Healy said on the SportsChannel broadcast. Ralph Kiner and Rusty Staub worked as dugout interviewers.

Tom Seaver did not attend, citing a previous charitable commitment. Jerry Koosman started and retired Curt Flood on a grounder to shortstop Buddy Harrelson for the first out. Tug McGraw, Gary Gentry and Jack DiLauro (23 games for the 1969 Mets) also pitched for the Mets.

Juan Marichal started for the opponents. Cleon Jones, who is expected to be one of the 65 attendees on Aug. 27, singled off the Hall of Famer.

The pitchers were ahead of the hitters. The Mets won, 1-0, on a final-inning double by Rod Gaspar that drove in Wayne Garrett, who just beat the relay throw.

Even though it was the home half of the last inning, no one referred to it as a “walk-off double,” especially given that the teams finished the rest of the inning, before calling it a day.