September 30

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1962: The Mets lose to the Cubs, 5-1, in the final game of their first season. Joe Pignatano hits into a triple play in his last major league at bat.

1966: After eight perfect innings by Houston's Larry Dierker, the Mets score in the ninth for a 1-0 win over the Astros at Shea Stadium.

1967: Les Rohr pitches eight scoreless innings and Ken Boswell hits his first major league home run in a 5-0 Mets win over the Dodgers at Los Angeles.

1971: In the season finale at Shea Stadium, the Mets defeat the Cardinals, 6-1. Tom Seaver wins his 20th game of the year and Ken Singleton hits two home runs.

1973: The Mets and Cubs split a doubleheader at Chicago. The Cubs win the first game, 1-0, and the Mets win the second, 9-2. The Mets' victory in Game 2 clinches a tie for the National League East Division title.

1977: Jon Matlack gets the win in his last game as a Met in the team's 6-3 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis. The win also gives the Mets a split of a doubleheader.

1979: Ed Kranepool hits a double in his last major league at bat as the Mets defeat the Cardinals, 4-2, in St. Louis.

1980: Pete Falcone pitches a complete game in a 3-2 Mets win over the Pirates at Shea Stadium.

1981: Lee Mazzilli singles in the ninth inning to drive home the winning run as the Mets defeat the Cubs, 2-1, at Shea Stadium.

1988: David Cone wins his 20th game of the season in the Mets' 4-2 victory over the Cardinals.

1989: The Mets score five runs in the 11th inning for a 7-2 win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

1993: The Mets defeat the Cardinals, 3-2, in their final home game of the season. Eric Hillman pitches a complete game and Eddie Murray hits a two-run homer.

1995: The Mets score six runs in the sixth inning and defeat the Braves, 8-4, at Shea Stadium.

2000: Jorge Toca hits a three-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Mets to a 4-2 win over the Expos at Shea Stadium.

2006: The Mets hit five home runs, the last of which in their 200th of the season (hit by David Wright) in a 13-0 win over the Nationals at Washington.

2007: The Mets lose to the Marlins, 8-1, to complete a major team collapse. Tom Glavine gives up seven runs in only one-third of an inning. Meanwhile, the Phillies defeat the Washington Nationals to win the NL East.