On June 26, 1966 Chicago’s Ron Santo singles in the 1st and his next time up is struck in the face by a Jack Fisher pitch that fractures his cheek. Before Santo’s at bat, the Mets’ Ron Hunt and the Cubs’ Adolfo Phillips had both been hit by pitches. Santo will be operated on the following day but will return to action in a week. The injury ends his consecutive game streak at 390, but his 27 game hitting streak continues one shy of the franchise mark, stays intact with a first-inning single.

Santo will extend his streak 2 more games upon his July 4th return.

Game Ticket 

Chicago Cubs 7, New York Mets 0 (1)

Game Played:  Sunday, June 26, 1966 at Wrigley Field
Time of Game: 2:27
Attendance:  16,652

Line Score
NY N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 5 1
CHI N 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 x – 7 12 1 

Umpires: HP – Chris Pelekoudas, 1B – Bob Engel, 2B – Frank Secory, 3B – Ken Burkhart

Box Score

Starting Lineups

Mets
1 Ron Hunt 2B
2 Eddie Bressoud SS
3 Ken Boyer 3B
4 Cleon Jones RF
5 Hawk Taylor 1B
6 Billy Murphy CF
7 Ron Swoboda LF
8 Jerry Grote C
9 Jack Fisher P

Cubs
1 Adolfo Phillips CF
2 Glenn Beckert 2B
3 Billy Williams RF
4 Ron Santo 3B
5 John Boccabella LF
6 Ernie Banks 1B
7 Randy Hundley C
8 Don Kessinger SS
9 Curt Simmons P

Play by Play

METS 1ST: Hunt grounded out (pitcher to first); Bressoud flied
to right; Boyer flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Phillips homered; Beckert grounded out (shortstop to
first); Williams grounded out (second to first); Santo singled
to left; Boccabella singled to right [Santo to third]; Banks
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets
0, Cubs 1.

METS 2ND: Jones walked; Taylor grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Jones out at second]; Murphy
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Cubs 1.

CUBS 2ND: Hundley singled to center; Kessinger out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Hundley to second]; Simmons
flied to left; Phillips was hit by a pitch; Beckert forced
Phillips (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0,
Cubs 1.

METS 3RD: STEWART REPLACED PHILLIPS (PLAYING CF); Swoboda struck
out; Grote walked; Fisher out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Grote to second]; Hunt was hit by a pitch; Bressoud
lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 1.

CUBS 3RD: Williams singled to right; Santo was hit by a pitch
[Williams to second]; L. THOMAS RAN FOR SANTO; Boccabella out on
a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Williams to third, L.
Thomas to second]; Banks singled to right [Williams scored, L.
Thomas scored]; Hundley flied to right; Kessinger flied to
center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 3.

METS 4TH: L. THOMAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); BOCCABELLA
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); BANKS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
3B); Boyer grounded out (shortstop to first); Jones grounded out
(shortstop to first); Taylor popped to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 3.

CUBS 4TH: Simmons grounded out (shortstop to first); Stewart was
called out on strikes; Beckert popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 3.

METS 5TH: Murphy grounded out (pitcher to first); Swoboda
singled to right; Grote grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Swoboda out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 3.

CUBS 5TH: Williams singled to right; L. Thomas doubled to left
[Williams to third]; Boccabella popped to second; Banks hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Williams scored]; Hundley singled to left
[L. Thomas scored, Hundley out at second (center to third to
second)]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 5.

METS 6TH: LEWIS BATTED FOR FISHER; Lewis grounded out (first
unassisted); Hunt singled to shortstop; Bressoud forced Hunt
(shortstop to second); Boyer grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 5.

CUBS 6TH: EILERS REPLACED LEWIS (PITCHING); Kessinger walked;
Simmons out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Kessinger
to second]; Stewart singled to shortstop [Kessinger to third];
Beckert forced Stewart (shortstop to second) [Kessinger scored];
Williams doubled to center [Beckert to third]; L. Thomas flied
to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 6.

METS 7TH: Jones popped to shortstop; Taylor singled to left;
Murphy flied to right; Swoboda grounded out (catcher to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 6.

CUBS 7TH: HILLER REPLACED BOYER (PLAYING 3B); Boccabella
grounded out (third to first); Banks popped to second; Hundley
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Cubs 6.

METS 8TH: Grote popped to first; MCMILLAN BATTED FOR EILERS;
McMillan singled to left; Hunt lined to right; Bressoud grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 6.

CUBS 8TH: RUSTECK REPLACED MCMILLAN (PITCHING); Kessinger
walked; Simmons reached on an error by Rusteck on a sacrifice
bunt [Kessinger to second, Simmons to first]; Stewart walked
[Kessinger to third, Simmons to second]; Beckert singled to left
[Kessinger scored, Simmons to third, Stewart to second];
Williams struck out; L. Thomas grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Beckert out at second]; 1 R, 1
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 7.

METS 9TH: KEOUGH REPLACED WILLIAMS (PLAYING RF); AMALFITANO
REPLACED BANKS (PLAYING 3B); Hiller grounded out (shortstop to
first); Jones singled to shortstop [Jones to second (error by
Kessinger)]; Taylor grounded out (shortstop to first); Murphy
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 7.