Today in Mets’ History: Mets in the All-Star Game.

On this date in 1966, in the stifling 100-degree temperature at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium, the National League prevailed, 2-1, in ten innings.

Tim McCarver led off the inning against Pete Richert with a single to right and was sacrificed to second by Ron Hunt. Maury Wills then singled home the game-winning run.

In the 1988 game at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium, David Cone pitched a 1-2-3 inning and Gary Carter and Darryl Strawberry had hits in the National League’s 2-1 loss.

Dwight Gooden started for the National League that day and gave up a run in three innings and took the loss.

3 thoughts on “Today in Mets’ History: Mets in the All-Star Game.

  1. Some All-Star Trivia:

    What do John Olerud and John Burkett have in common? 8 other All-Star player pairs share a similar common bond.

  2. There is one story thatCasey Stengel was at the 1966 All Star game. When someone asked him what he thought about the new Busch Stadium, he said “It holds the heat very well”>