On September 14, 1980 — In a 10 – 7 win over the Cubs, Lee Mazzilli homers to break a drought for Mets. It is the team’s first homer in 175 2/3 innings, going back to August 26 when Claudell Washingtonhomered. This will be the longest drought for the rest of the century.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 14
National Pastime
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
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