New York Mets History – June 5th
June 6, 2010
Yesterday (June 5th) was my birthday. I was thinking, I don’t recall to many historic Mets moments on June 5th so I decided to look it up. Below are a few New York Mets historic moments that happened on June 5th courtesy of Nationalpastime.com
June 5, 1981: Moving ahead of Early Wynn, Nolan Ryan becomes the all-time walk leader (1,777) when he throws ball four twice in his 3-0 victory over the Mets. The Astros right-handed flame thrower will end his 27-year career with 2,795 bases on balls, nearly a thousand more than Steve Carton, who is second on the career list for issuing free passes.
June 5, 1992: At Three Rivers Stadium, Mets first baseman Eddie Murray drives in two runs passing Yankee legend Mickey Mantle [1,509] as the all-time RBI leader among switch-hitters.
June 5, 2003: In the second game of double-header loss to the Brewers, Mets southpaw John Franco pitches an inning of relief to become the eighth pitcher to make a thousand career appearances. The last time Milwaukee swept a doubleheader on the road occurred eleven seasons ago when the Brewers of the American League beat the Royals twice on July 5, 2002 , 8-7 and 5-3.
I’ll be heading out to Citi Field today for the game against the Marlins. I hope the weather holds up.
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