May 4, 2012

That Crazy Day in Queens: May 4

Born on this date:
Ken Oberkfell (1956)
Manny Aybar (1972)
Miguel Cairo (1974)
Robinson Cancel (1976)

- Toronto Blue Jays claimed Pete Walker of the Mets on waivers in 2002.

Games and Events:
1966 - Jack Hamilton surrenders only one hit -- Ray Sadecki's bunt single in the third inning -- in a 9-0 win over St. Louis.

1969 - Mets posts a pair of 3-2 wins over the Cubs. Tom Seaver and Tug McGraw each hurl a complete-game victory in the doubleheader sweep.

1995 - Todd Hundley blasts a pinch-hit grand slam at Montreal in a 5-1 victory.

2001 - John Franco records his 422nd career save in a 4-2 win vs. Arizona at Shea. Earlier that evening, Franco was elected the club's captain in a unanimous vote by the team.