METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 5, 1963 GAME:Bob P
May 24, 2006
The Mets defeated the Giants in game two of this Sunday doubleheader at Shea. Cliff Cook---he of the lifetime .201 batting average--was hitting third in the lineup, but Casey must have known something: Cook hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first off veteran lefty Billy Pierce.
Carlton Willey pitched a complete game, allowing just one earned run (a Willie Mays single drove in Jim Davenport) and seven hits against the defending NL champions.
A couple more interesting notes about this game: Don Larsen pitched in relief for the Giants, and Gil Hodges played in his last game. The final hit of Gil's caareer was an RBI single that scored Charlie Neal in the 4th inning to make it 3-0 Mets. Jim Duffalo retired Gil in his final at bat, as Gil popped to second in the bottom of the eighth.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: