Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history:
1962: One night after registering 16 walks, including seven in a rown in the first inning on their way to a 10-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets were no-hit by Sandy Koufax. The Dodgers ace struck out 13 New York hitters, including the first three on nine pitches. It was Koufax’s first career no-hitter. Mets pinch hitter Gene Woodling said he’s never seen anyone throw harder. After the game, Casey Stengel stood alone. There were no reporters in sight. Stengel quipped, “Where’s all them reporters tonight? Something must be going on.”
1986: New York Mets traded Ed Lynch to the Chicago Cubs for Dave Liddell and Dave Lenderman.