Game Rewind: Mets @ Cardinals (05.24.1963)


Despite jumping out to a an early 3-0 lead, the New York Mets allowed eight unanswered runs over the next four innings before eventually losing, 10-4, to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Jimmy Piersall made his Mets debut after being traded for Gil Hodges a day earlier. Batting leadoff, Piersall went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in the game.

Bob Gibson pitched eight innings, allowing just four hits for the win. Gibson walked eight and left 11 Mets on base in the game. Mets starter Roger Craig lasted just three innings, allowing five runs and seven hits in the loss.

In front of a modest crowd of 6,052, the Mets dropped to 16-26 on the season in last place, 11 games behind the National league-leading San Francisco Giants.

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National League baseball in New York was redefined on March 6, 1961 when the New York Metropolitan Baseball Club Inc. formally received a certificate of membership from leave president Warren Giles. Of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs today, the case could be made that no other team has a more compelling franchise history than the New York Mets. From Casey Stengel to Yogi Berra, Marv Throneberry to Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Tug McGraw, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Bobby Valentine, Pedro Martinez and Matt Harvey, the Mets are loaded with character(s). Then there are the Amazin’ seasons — 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000, 2006-2008 and 2015 — full of miracles, joy, hope and heartbreak. Mets Rewind is designed for that purpose: To share team history in a distinct and entertaining format. We hope you — the baseball fan — enjoy the content. We encourage you to share your memories.
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