At Shea Stadium, the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants play the longest doubleheader in major league history – 9 hours, 52 minutes
The Mets execute an unusual two-man 6-6-3 triple play in the top of the 14th frame of game 2 when shortstop Roy McMillan snares Orlando Cepeda’s line drive headed for center field for the first out, tags second base to double off Jesus Alou for the second out, and then throws to first baseman Ed Kranepool to catch Willie Mays off first base for the final out. The play is the team’s second triple-killing in the franchise’s brief history, having pulled one off against Los Angeles in 1962, the team’s inaugural season.
The game takes 7:23 to play. In the opener, Juan Marichal pitches a complete game and Orlando Cepeda goes 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for a Giants 5 – 3 victory.