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June 5, 1964
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Bob P
May 10, 2006
In their brief history, the New York Mets had not had much success against their ancestor who used to live in Brooklyn.

In fact, prior to this game, the two teams had played each other 39 times and the Dodgers were 35-4 against the Mets. Los Angeles had outscored New York 223-112 in those games.

Things changed---for one night, anyway--when the World Champion Dodgers played their first ever game at brand new Shea Stadium on a Friday night in early June in front of 54,790 people.

This night belonged to the Mets! Galen Cisco held the Dodgers down, allowing just four hits (two by Dick Tracewski, a career .213 hitter) and pitching the first shutout of his major league career.

The Mets scored seven off Dodgers LHP Joe Moeller in the botton of the third. Ed Kranepool had a three run homer (his first of the season) in the inning and Charley Smith followed as the Mets went back-to-back. The Mets added a run in the fourth off Jim Brewer and had themselves an 8-0 win. It was the first time the Mets had ever shut out the Dodgers, and it was also their largest margin of victory over LA.

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