On April 23, 1965 – At Candlestick Park the New York Mets score 2 runs in the 8th and 4 in the 9th to send the game into extra innings. The Mets will previal in 11 innings inning the contest 9-8.

the Mets overcame Hall of Famers Gaylord Perry who started the game and both Willie McCovey and Willie Mays. The game takes 4 hours to play and only 14,000 came out to see todays game.

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New York Mets 9, San Francisco Giants 8

Game Played on Friday, April 23, 1965 (N) at Candlestick Park

NY  N    1  0  0    0  0  1    0  2  4    0  1  -   9 14  3
SF  N    5  1  0    0  0  1    1  0  0    0  0  -   8 15  4

WP: Ribant (1-0)
LP: Duffalo (0-1)
HR: Swoboda (3), Gonder (1), Hart (1)

Play by Play

Time of Game: 3:56   Attendance: 14037
Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 San Francisco Giants     
1. Lewis               rf        Pagan               ss
2. McMillan            ss        M. Alou             lf
3. Kranepool           1b        McCovey             1b
4. Christopher         lf        Mays                cf
5. Hickman             cf        J. Alou             rf
6. Smith               3b        Hart                3b
7. Klaus               2b        Bailey              c
8. Cannizzaro          c         Lanier              2b
9. Kroll               p         Perry               p

METS 1ST: Lewis doubled to center; McMillan out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Lewis to third]; Kranepool struck out;
Christopher singled to left [Lewis scored]; Hickman flied out to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Pagan walked; M. Alou walked [Pagan to second];
McCovey grounded out (second to first) [M. Alou to second, Pagan
to third]; Mays singled [Pagan scored, M. Alou to third, Mays to
second (on throw)]; J. Alou singled to right [Mays scored, M.
Alou scored]; BETHKE REPLACED KROLL (PITCHING); Hart homered [J.
Alou scored]; Bailey made an out to shortstop; Lanier walked;
Perry grounded out (pitcher to first); 5 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 1, Giants 5.

METS 2ND: Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Klaus
singled; Cannizzaro singled to left [Klaus to second]; GONDER
BATTED FOR BETHKE; Gonder struck out while Klaus was caught
stealing third (catcher to third); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets
1, Giants 5.

GIANTS 2ND: GONDER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); CISCO REPLACED
CANNIZZARO (PITCHING); Pagan grounded out (third to first); M.
Alou reached on an error by Kranepool; McCovey walked [M. Alou
to second]; Mays reached on an error by McMillan [McCovey to
second, M. Alou to third]; J. Alou hit a sacrifice fly to right
[McCovey to third, M. Alou scored (unearned)]; Hart flied out to
center; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 6.

METS 3RD: Lewis struck out; McMillan flied out to center;
Kranepool singled; Christopher flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 6.

GIANTS 3RD: Bailey walked; Lanier singled to center [Bailey to
third]; Perry flied into a double play (right to catcher)
[Bailey out at home]; Pagan grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 6.

METS 4TH: Hickman reached on an error by Hart; Smith lined to
third; Klaus flied out to right; Cisco was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 6.

GIANTS 4TH: M. Alou singled to right; McCovey popped to catcher
in foul territory; Mays made an out to second; M. Alou stole
second; J. Alou grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 6.

METS 5TH: Gonder grounded out (second to first); Lewis walked;
McMillan grounded into a double play (second to first) [Lewis
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 6.

GIANTS 5TH: Hart singled to center; Bailey grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Hart out at
second]; DAVENPORT BATTED FOR LANIER; Davenport singled to left;
Perry forced Davenport (second to shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 6.

METS 6TH: DAVENPORT STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Kranepool
grounded out (second to first); Christopher singled; Hickman
doubled to left [Christopher scored]; Smith struck out; Klaus
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2,
Giants 6.

GIANTS 6TH: Pagan grounded out (third to first); M. Alou
singled; McCovey doubled to right [M. Alou scored]; Mays flied
out to right; J. Alou grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 7.

METS 7TH: NAPOLEON BATTED FOR CISCO; Napoleon was called out on
strikes; Gonder grounded out (first to pitcher); Lewis struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 7.

GIANTS 7TH: MCGRAW REPLACED NAPOLEON (PITCHING); Hart singled to
center; Bailey reached on an error by McGraw on a sacrifice bunt
[Hart to second]; Davenport singled to right [Bailey to second,
Hart scored]; Perry forced Bailey (pitcher to third) [Davenport
to second]; Pagan singled to center [Perry to second, Davenport
to third]; M. Alou grounded into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Pagan out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2,
Giants 8.

METS 8TH: McMillan struck out; Kranepool singled; Christopher
grounded out (second to first) [Kranepool to second]; Hickman
doubled to left [Kranepool scored]; Smith singled [Hickman
scored]; Klaus struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Giants
8.

GIANTS 8TH: McCovey was called out on strikes; Mays walked; J.
Alou flied out to left; Hart grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Giants 8.

METS 9TH: SWOBODA BATTED FOR MCGRAW; Swoboda homered; Gonder
homered; SHAW REPLACED PERRY (PITCHING); Lewis reached on an
error by Hart [Lewis to second]; McMillan walked; COWAN RAN FOR
MCMILLAN; Kranepool flied out to center; Christopher singled to
left [Cowan to second, Lewis scored (unearned)]; LINZY REPLACED
SHAW (PITCHING); Hickman forced Christopher (shortstop to
second) [Cowan scored (error by Davenport) (unearned) (no RBI)];
Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); 4 R (2 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 8, Giants 8.

GIANTS 9TH: COWAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); HICKMAN CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); SMITH CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS);
BEARNARTH REPLACED SWOBODA (PITCHING); Bailey singled to right;
HENDERSON RAN FOR BAILEY; Davenport out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Henderson to second]; Debut game for Ken
Henderson; HALLER BATTED FOR LINZY; Haller was walked
intentionally; HILLER BATTED FOR PAGAN; Hiller flied out to
right; M. Alou popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Mets 8, Giants 8.

METS 10TH: HILLER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); HENDLEY REPLACED
HENDERSON (PITCHING); DAVENPORT CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS);
HALLER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Klaus walked; JONES BATTED
FOR BEARNARTH; Jones made an out to shortstop; Gonder flied out
to left; Lewis walked [Klaus to second]; DUFFALO REPLACED
HENDLEY (PITCHING); Cowan walked [Klaus to third, Lewis to
second]; Kranepool grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Mets 8, Giants 8.

GIANTS 10TH: RIBANT REPLACED JONES (PITCHING); McCovey singled
to right; Mays grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [McCovey out at second]; J. Alou made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 8, Giants 8.

METS 11TH: Christopher walked; HERBEL REPLACED DUFFALO
(PITCHING); Hickman flied out to left; Christopher stole second
[Christopher to third (error by Haller)]; Smith hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Christopher scored]; Klaus singled to left;
Ribant grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 9, Giants 8.

GIANTS 11TH: Hart singled to center; KUENN BATTED FOR HERBEL;
Kuenn out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Hart to
second]; Davenport made an out to catcher; Haller struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 9, Giants 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             9  14   3   11
 Giants           8  15   4   13