Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history:
1984: On the 50th anniversary of Carl Hubbell’s legendary five consecutive strikeouts in the 1934 All-Star Game, N.L. pitchers Fernando Valenzuela and Dwight Gooden combine to fan six batters in a row for a new All-Star Game record in the N.L.’s 3-1 triumph. After Valenzuela whiffs Dave Winfield, Reggie Jackson, and George Brett in the fourth inning, Gooden, the youngest All-Star ever at age 19, fans Lance Parrish, Chet Lemon, and Alvin Davis in the fifth.
1998: New York Mets traded Brian Bohanon to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Greg McMichael.
2009: The New York Mets trade Ryan Church to the Atlanta Braves for Jeff Francoeur. Mets GM Omar Minaya said: “We think that there’s upside because of his age. I think he’ll be a good fit. When everything gets back in place, when we can get Beltran in center and Francoeur in right, I think it’s going to be a good right side of the outfield.”
2010: The New York Mets are shutout by Tim Hudson and the Atlanta Braves, 4-0, at Citi Field. The Mets managed four hits off three Braves pitchers, going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. David Wright told the media, “It’s not good. They pitched better than us today. They hit better than us. They played better defense. They came out and just beat us in every area of the game today.” Jose Reyes was removed from the game in the eighth inning with an injury, and the Mets announced after the game, he would sit out the 2010 All-Star Game.