October 17

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1973: The Mets defeat the Athletics, 6-1, in Game 4 of the World Series at Shea Stadium. Rusty Staub goes 4-for-4 (including a homer) and drives in five runs.

1999: In Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, Robin Ventura hits the only "grand-slam single" in Major League Baseball history. With the game tied in the bottom of the 15th inning, Ventura hits a ball over the right field wall with the bases loaded for a Mets win over the Atlanta Braves. Robin is mobbed by his teammates before reaching second base and the hit is officially ruled an RBI single. Roger Cedeno (runner on third) is the only Met credited with a run scored on the play.