1968 New York Mets

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1968 New York Mets / Franchise: New York Mets / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 73-89, Finished 9th in National League (1968 NL)

Managed by Gil Hodges

Coaches: Yogi Berra, Joe Pignatano, Rube Walker and Eddie Yost

Ballpark: Shea Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

On April 15th, the 1968 New York Mets played 23 scoreless innings against the Houston Astros before losing, 1-0, on a run scored by Norm Miller when Bob Aspromonte's ground ball went through SS Al Weis' legs for an error. It was at the time time the longest major league game to have resulted in a decision, but has been topped twice since.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • John McMurray: "Astros 1, Mets 0: Almost Three Games in One", in Cecilia Tan, ed.: Baseball in the Space Age: Houston since 1961, The National Pastime, SABR, 2014, pp. 42-45.