On September 16, 1966 — The Mets (5) and Giants (3) tie a major-league record by using eight pinch hitters in the 9th inning as the Mets win, 5 – 4. Willie McCovey hits a 500-foot home run, judged the longest ever at Candlestick Park.

The cellar-dwelling Mets score 3 in the 9th to push SF 4 games back of the Dodgers. This will end up being a huge loss as the Giants will come within 1.5 games of the Dodgers.

 

 

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New York Mets 5, San Francisco Giants 4

 

Game Played on Friday, September 16, 1966 (N) at Candlestick Park

NY  N    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  3  -   5  7  2
SF  N    0  1  0    0  0  0    1  1  1  -   4  8  0

BOX+PBP
WP: Sutherland (2-0)
LP: Hoeft (1-3)
SV: Hamilton (13)
HR: McCovey (30), Haller (25)

Play by Play

METS 1ST: Harrelson tripled; Bressoud walked; Boyer hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Bressoud to second, Harrelson scored];
Jones grounded out (third to first); Hickman popped to catcher
in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Fuentes grounded out (pitcher to first); Henderson
grounded out (second to first); Mays made an out to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 0.

METS 2ND: Swoboda struck out; Goossen made an out to shortstop;
Kranepool made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1,
Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: McCovey homered; Alou singled to center; Haller
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to first) [Alou
out at second]; Davenport was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 1.

METS 3RD: Fisher struck out; Harrelson struck out; Bressoud
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Lanier grounded out (first unassisted); Sadecki
grounded out (first unassisted); Fuentes grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Giants 1.

METS 4TH: Boyer doubled to left; Jones struck out; Hickman
singled [Boyer scored]; Swoboda was called out on strikes;
Goossen singled to left [Hickman to second]; Kranepool grounded
out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Henderson grounded out (second to first); Mays
grounded out (third to first); McCovey walked; Alou reached on
an error by Fisher [McCovey to second]; Haller grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 1.

METS 5TH: Fisher walked; Harrelson made an out to second;
Bressoud singled to left [Fisher to second]; PRIDDY REPLACED
SADECKI (PITCHING); Boyer grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Bressoud out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 1.

GIANTS 5TH: Davenport grounded out (shortstop to first); Lanier
grounded out (shortstop to first); Priddy grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 1.

METS 6TH: Jones struck out; Hickman grounded out (shortstop to
first); Swoboda was hit by a pitch; Goossen struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 1.

GIANTS 6TH: Fuentes singled to second [Fuentes to third (error
by Bressoud)]; Henderson was hit by a pitch; Mays reached on a
fielder's choice [Fuentes out at home (pitcher to third to
catcher to shortstop), Henderson to second]; McCovey made an out
to second; Alou grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 1.

METS 7TH: Kranepool grounded out (second to first); Fisher
struck out; Harrelson walked; Harrelson stole second; Bressoud
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 1.

GIANTS 7TH: Haller homered; Davenport made an out to second;
Lanier flied out to center; Priddy popped to catcher in foul
territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 2.

METS 8TH: Boyer flied out to right; Jones grounded out (pitcher
to first); Hickman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 2.

GIANTS 8TH: Fuentes flied out to left; Henderson doubled to
right; Mays singled to center [Henderson scored]; MILLER
REPLACED FISHER (PITCHING); Mays stole second; McCovey walked;
SUTHERLAND REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); Alou grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [McCovey out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Giants 3.

METS 9TH: JOHNSON REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING LF); HILLER BATTED FOR
SWOBODA; Hiller walked; LUPLOW BATTED FOR GOOSSEN; FITZMAURICE
RAN FOR HILLER; HOEFT REPLACED PRIDDY (PITCHING); HUNT BATTED
FOR LUPLOW; Hunt struck out; NAPOLEON BATTED FOR KRANEPOOL;
Fitzmaurice stole second; Napoleon struck out; TAYLOR BATTED FOR
SUTHERLAND; Taylor singled to left [Fitzmaurice scored, Taylor
to second (on throw to home)]; LEWIS RAN FOR TAYLOR; Harrelson
tripled to center [Lewis scored]; MCDANIEL REPLACED HOEFT
(PITCHING); Harrelson stole home; Bressoud flied out to left; 3
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5, Giants 3.

GIANTS 9TH: FITZMAURICE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); GARDNER
REPLACED HUNT (PITCHING); GROTE REPLACED NAPOLEON (PLAYING C );
LEWIS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); HICKMAN CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING 1B); HIATT BATTED FOR HALLER; Hiatt singled to right;
MASON RAN FOR HIATT; Davenport singled to center [Mason to
third]; HART BATTED FOR LANIER; HAMILTON REPLACED GARDNER
(PITCHING); Hamilton threw a wild pitch [Davenport to second,
Mason scored]; Hart grounded out (third to first); BURDA BATTED
FOR MCDANIEL; Burda flied out to right; Fuentes popped to third
in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Giants 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             5   7   2    6
 Giants           4   8   0    6