Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history:
1967: New York Mets traded Hawk Taylor to the California Angels for Don Wallace.
1978: Pete Rose singles twice during the Reds’ 5-3 win over the Mets, extending his hitting streak to thirty-seven games to tie the modern Major League record held by Tommy Holmes. Mets pitcher Pat Zachry, after allowing Rose’s first hit, kicks the dugout steps in anger, breaking his foot and ending his season.
1993: Mets outfielder Vince Coleman throws an explosive device – the equivalent of a quarter stick of dynamite – at fans after a game at Dodger Stadium. Amanda Santos, 2, suffers injuries to her cheek, finger and eye, and two others complain of injuries as well. Prosecutors decide to charge Coleman with a felony rather than a misdemeanor because of the explosive’s strength and the amount of damage. The Mets later announce the high-priced Coleman will never again play for the team; he doesn’t.
1998: New York Mets signed free agent Melvin Mora.
2010: After spending nearly two months between the bullpen and the disabled list, Oliver Perez returns to the Mets and surrenders a 13th inning walk-off home run to James Loney. The 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine marked the 12th walk-off loss of the season for the Mets.