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Expansion Baseball: Mets 1962
Date: September 8, 1962
On September 8, 1962, the Mets played their fellow expansion-class cousins, the Houston Colt .45s (now known as the Astros) in a Texas-sized doubleheader showdown. The Mets dropped a heartbreaker in the first game, but the second game started well with New York scoring four in the 3rd inning on a pair of two-run singles by Charlie Neal and Marv Throneberry. Roger Craig, who pitched all ten innings, uncorked a wild pitch with two outs in the 10th to allow the Astros to win, 6-5.
From the collection of Andy Fogel (photo by Heritage Werks)