Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history:
1975: New York Mets purchased Skip Lockwood from the Oakland Athletics.
1978: New York Mets purchased Gil Flores from the California Angels.
1979: Dave Kingman of the Chicago Cubs hit three home runs in a game for the second time in the season and became the sixth player in Major League history to accomplish the feat. Kingman’s homers weren’t enough as the Cubs lost to the New York Mets 6-4.
1995: New York Mets traded Bobby Bonilla and Jimmy Williams to the Baltimore Orioles for Alex Ochoa and Damon Buford.
2003: New York Mets traded Graeme Lloyd to the Kansas City Royals for Jeremy Hill.