Rewind: Stengel wins 3,000th game

STENGEL WINS 3,000th GAME

On April 24, 1965, Casey Stengel recorded his 3,000th career win as a manager when the New York Mets rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to beat the San Francisco Giants, 7-6, at Candlestick Park. During his three-and-one-half year tenure as Mets manager, Stengel compiled a record of 175 wins and 404 losses (.302 winning percentage).

Trailing 6-4 in the ninth inning, the Mets loaded the bases and rookie Danny Napoleon cracked a bases-clearing triple to give New York the lead, and eventual win. Napoleon, who appeared in just 80 games in the majors (all with the Mets between 1965-1966), delivered his only career triple.

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