Previous Game:
June 28, 1979
Mets 3, Pirates 2
1979 Regular Season Game 71
June 30, 1979
Mets 9, Cubs 8
Next Game:
July 1, 1979
Cubs 5, Mets 4
Click to view scorecard

National League Standings, June 30, 1979

Box Score Game Memories Scorecard Mets Stats
Thru This Game


Bob P
February 2, 2004
The Mets tied this game 3-3 in the top of the eighth on a homer by Lee Mazzilli, then scored six runs in the eleventh inning as Joel Youngblood and Mazz hit two-run homers and Steve Henderson tripled to drive in two more.

But after the Cubs got a run back in the bottom of the eleventh they loaded the bases and ex-Met Mike Vail hit a pinch grand slam to make it 9-8.

Ed Glynn came on to get the last two outs and save a wild one.

May 20, 2015
I remember watching this game...I couldn't believe they might blow the lead and that Mike Vail was going to be the reason.

My other memory was that the next day (remember it was a pre-internet, pre-Elias Sports Bureau era, so these things took a while!), it was reported that it was the most combined runs scored in a single extra inning.

Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game:

Please note:
We're looking for your comments about this specific game. We've had people use this space to share their thoughts on how the current season is going, or on ways that the Mets can improve the team. Such comments, unless in the context of this particular game, will be considered off-topic and will be removed.

Example One
The Mets suck! They need to trade Smith and get somebody like Jones.
This comment is off-topic and will be removed. It has nothing to do with any specific game. But here's an acceptable alternative:

Example Two
The Mets suck! Smith made three errors in this game, and hit into a double play, and the Mets blew a 5-0 lead. They need to get rid of Smith and get somebody like Jones.
See the difference? Here you're getting the same point across, but it's in the proper context. We wouldn't consider this message to be off-topic, and we would let it remain.

We do appreciate anybody who takes the time to share their thoughts on our site, and we hate to remove anybody's postings. But if we didn't take steps to ensure that only on-topic messages were retained, The Ultimate Mets Database would become a confusing jumble of unrelated comments, and would thus be less enjoyable to visitors like you.

Thank you!

Your name:
E-Mail address:
Comments about the game:

About Us
  • Contact us
  • FAQ

  • Copyright 1999-2018, The Ultimate Mets Database