Monday, October 20, 2008

Mets play 23 innings against the Giants May 31st 1964

The Mets played there first extra inning game at Shea Stadium on May 31st 1964 against the San Fransico Giants. This was the 2nd game of a double header at Shea that Sunday. The first game lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes. The Mets had lost the first game by a score of 5-3.

The Mets tied the score in the second game when they scored 3 runs in the bottm of the 6th. Amazingly no one would score until the top of 23rd when the Giants scored 2 runs and won the game 8-6. The game took 7 hours and 23 minutes to complete.

Couple of Notes of Interest in this game. The Mets had a triple play by then Shortstop Roy McMillian. A young Gaylord Perry pitch many of the extra innings for the Giants.

Picture here is from Giant game in 1964 . Thanks to the people over at nyc . Notice the giant Mets logo has not been placed yet on the scoreboard.

1 comment:

Phil C said...

You should add to the note about the triple play that it was Jim Davenport who lined out (instead of the hit and run that was supposed to be) and that Mays and McCovey were the other two outs.

I was at that double header. Cepeda stole home in the first game. That too was amazing to witness.