ALL-STAR FLASHBACK: MAZ STARS IN ’79

Mazzilli homers in his only All-Star appearance

Lee Mazzilli sat on the bench at The Kingdome in Seattle for seven innings, watching the 1979 Major League Baseball All-Star unfold. Mazzilli, then the 24-year old New York Mets center fielder who was named to the team by National League manager Tommy Lasorda, was soaking it up like a sponge.

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SEAVER LOSES PERFECT GAME IN NINTH INNING

MetsMerizedOnline.com
07.09.2017

On this date in 1969, Chicago Cubs outfielder Jimmy Qualls hit a clean sinking single into left-center with one out in the ninth inning to break up a perfect game by Tom Seaver. The scene of the crime was a packed Shea Stadium and a dejected Seaver had to settle for a one-hit, 4-0 shutout. He would walk off the mound to a three minute standing ovation from the 59,088 fans who were there that day.