METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 15, 1969 GAME:Bob P
September 1, 2004
This was Don Drysdale's final appearance against the Mets. Drysdale had made four starts in April and was 1-2 with an ERA over 5.00, then went on the disabled list. In this, his first game back in almost two months, he pitched 5.2 innings and was the winning pitcher.
After an Andy Kosco home run opened the scoring, a sac fly by Wayne Garrett and an RBI single by Cleaon Jones gave the Mets a 2-1 lead early. But Ted Sizemore hit a sac fly in the fourth to tie it up and Jack DiLauro threw a wild pitch with the next batter up allowing Manny Mota to score from third with what would be the final run of the game.
DiLauro was the losing pitcher, his first ever major league decision.
Drysdale made seven more starts in 1969 before retiring due to a torn rotator cuff. He was just 33 when he packed it in. When Big Don retired, he was the last Brooklyn Dodger still active with the Dodgers.
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