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Jim Gallagher
February 13, 2003
I'm not positive of this, but I think Jim Beauchamp hit a homer (or maybe 2?) off Steve Carlton as the Mets defeated the Phillies. It was one of only 10 losses Carlton had on the season as he won the Cy Young with a 27-10 record.

Jim Gallagher
December 14, 2003
I stand corrected! In the bottom of the 8th, Beauchamp pinch-hit for Seaver and singled. Mays, batting leadoff that day, hit a 2-run homer off Carlton as the Mets won their 11th in a row.

Tommy Hutton homered off Seaver earlier in the game, as he used to own Seaver in those days...

Mook
April 26, 2010
This was the game...The Zenith. On the morning of May 22, the Mets awoke and found themselves sitting at 25-7. They had completed an 11-game winning streak and the news media were hailing them as invincible. With Rusty, Seaver, Agee etc all of us kid-types were not only getting ready for the inevitable World Championship but debated whether the Mets would also smash the all-time records for wins in a season (at that time 111). Then a funny thing happened: Rusty got in the way of a George Stone fastball and the injuries began accumulating. By August, Duffy Dyer found himself in RF. The Met leader in HR was Staub with 9 until September (he went out June 9) a feat that was not matched until the pathetic 2009 edition of the team.

The suffering lasted until September 1973 and then... well that is another story.

BobT
November 25, 2010
This was one of the first games I ever attended. I remember being excited about seeing "Super Stever Carlton," pitch. He had been traded to the Phillies in the off-season for a very popular pitcher in Philadelphia, Rick Wise (who had no-hit the "Big Red Machine," the previous year, including hitting two home runs in the game).

Carlton was five-and-0 to start the 1972 season and Willie Mays had recently been traded to the Mets from the Giants. Late in the game, Mays hit a long drive off Carlton which sailed into the "dancing waters" fountains beyond the center field fence at Veterans Stadium, which turned out to be the winning run.

Three future Hall-of-Famers all figuring in the decision of the game, Seaver got the win; Willie Mays the GW hit, home run #648 for him and the GW RBI; Carlton took the loss, one of only ten he had in a Cy Young award winning season for him. I was hooked on baseball after that game.



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