METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 5, 1965 GAME:Bob P
August 23, 2006
The Mets swept this holiday weekend doubleheader at Shea, winning game one by the score of 3-2. Warren Spahn made his second-to-last appearance for the Mets and pitched four innings. Larry Bearnarth pitched five innings of one-hit relief for his third and final win of the 1965 season.
The Mets scored three runs in the first. Billy Cowan and Roy McMillan both singled, then with one out Ron Swoboda hit his fourteenth home run of the season. Jim Hickman followed with a single. But the most memorable thing about this game was that after Hickman's single, Cubs' pitchers Dick Ellsworth and Lindy McDaniel retired the last 26 batters they faced!
Another amazing coincidence---this was the last time the Mets had all their hits in the first inning of a game they won until 41 years to the day later, when they pulled off the same feat against Pittsburgh.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: