Born on this date:
Billy Murphy (1944)
Manny Hernandez (1961)
Brook Fordyce (1970)
Died on this date:
Gus Bell (1995)
- Mets traded Tom Hall to the Kansas City Royals for Bryan in 1976.
- Mets claimed Chico Walker on waivers from the Chicago Cubs in 1992.
Games and Events:
1940 - The Brooklyn Dodgers become the first National League team to fly when they travel by air to Chicago from St. Louis.
1970 - At Shea Stadium, Wes Parker hits a triple off Jim McAndrew to beat the Mets in the tenth inning, 7-4. The three-bagger completes the cycle for the Dodger first baseman.
1991 - Darryl Strawberry returns to New York as a Dodger with mixed results. A crowd of 49,118 mostly booing fans watches him hit a two-run home run, and they cheer when he makes the last out of the game with the potential tying and winning runs on base in the 6-5 Mets victory.
2010 - Lance Orton and Duane Jackson, who were instrumental foiling a terrorist‘s attempt to set off a car bomb in Times Square, are honored at Citi Field prior to the Mets game against San Francisco. The two street vendors alerted the police after they observed a parked car on 45th Street had started to fill with smoke and was making was popping sounds.
2011 - After a first-inning walk in the Dodgers' 4-2 loss to the Mets, Andre Ethier goes 0-for-4 ending his 30-game hitting streak. The L.A. outfielder falls one game short of the franchise record set in 1969 by Willie Davis, who enjoyed a 31-game hitting streak that season.