Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history:
1962: New York Mets signed free agent Cleon Jones.
1991: The Philadelphia Phillies pounded Dwight Gooden for seven runs in five innings in a 10-9 loss at Shea Stadium on June 30. Gooden was back on the mound against the Phillies on July 5 with a new pitch (a slower curveball) and a new delivery (an over-the-top windup). In just a few short days, Mets pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre and Gooden completed the pitching “overhaul.” Gooden pitched eight innings, allowing one run and three hits in a 3-1 win. “Doc was dealing nasty,” said Mets pitcher David Cone.