On this date in 1963, there was no such thing as interleague play thankfully. There was, however, the Mayor’s Trophy Game, which was a one-game exhibition.
In the early years we knew the Yankees would crush the Mets, and many times that’s been true.
However, in the very first Mayor’s Trophy Game, played in Yankee Stadium before 52,430, Tim Harkness’ two-run single keyed a five-run third inning to highlight a 6-2 victory over the Yankees.
Jay Hook and Carl Willey combined for the win.
The Yankees held a 10-8-1 record over the Mets in the Mayor’s Trophy game.
Has anybody every attended one of the Mayor’s Trophy Games? Have any memories? Please share them.