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1964: Dennis Ribant pitches a four-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts as the Mets defeat the Pirates, 5-0, at Shea Stadium. Charley Smith hits two home runs in the game.

1966: The Mets come back from a 7-1 deficit to defeat the Pirates, 8-7, at Shea Stadium.

1967: The Mets and Pirates split a doubleheader at Pittsburgh. In the opener, Bud Harrelson hits his first major league home run (inside-the-park) in the Mets' 6-5 win. The Bucs take the nightcap, 6-5, in 14 innings.

1969: The Mets sweep a doubleheader with a pair of 3-2 wins over the Padres at Shea Stadium.

1975: The Mets defeat the Giants, 3-0, at Shea Stadium. Tom Seaver gets the win and Jerry Koosman records a save in the combined shutout.

1984: The Mets defeat the Giants, 2-0, in San Francisco. Wally Backman's only home run of the season wins it for the Mets in the 10th inning.

1996: The Mets defeat the San Diego Padres, 7-3, in the second game of a series played in Monterrey, Mexico.


  • Johan Santana pitches his first shutout as a Met in a 4-0 win at Pittsburgh. Santana allows three hits and strikes out seven batters in the game.