METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 10, 1964 GAME:
May 24, 2006
This first game of a Mother's Day doubleheader at Shea marked the first appearance of Roger Craig against the Mets. Craig had been traded after the 1963 season to the Cardinals for George Altman and Bill Wakefield.
Roger came into the game with a 2-0 record, and he pitched very well in this game for 7.1 innings, allowing just one run, five hits, and no walks. But in the eighth inning of a 1-1 game Rod Kanehl hit a one-out home run. That turned out to be the game-winning hit, and it was the final home run of Kanehl's career. Ron Hunt followed with a double and Jim Hickman singled him home. Craig left the game for veteran Lew Burdette, and Mets added another run.
Tracy Stallard pitched a complete game for the Mets, allowing one run and five hits while striking out nine. Tim McCarver drove in the only Cardinal run with a single in the seventh inning.
Craig lost another game to the Mets in September and finished his career with a 15-46 record for the Mets and an 0-2 record against the Mets.
January 4, 2009
This was the opening game of the first doubleheader ever at Shea. The Mets lost this game but won the nightcap to get a split. The second doubleheader at Shea was three weeks later and is a bit more remembered.