METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 17, 1962 GAME:Feat Fan
April 13, 2004
The Colt .45s win 5-3 over the Mets in the first meeting of the two National League expansion teams. All five of Houstonís runs come on round- trippers, a two-run home by Norm Larker in the sixth inning and a three-run shot by Don Buddin wins the game in the 11th. Hal Smith and Joey Amalfitano had singled ahead of his homer. After scoring a run in the eighth New York sends the game into overtime in the last of the 9th on Gus Bellís home run. Starter Bobby Shantz was lifted with two-out in the sixth without allowing a run, giving up only four hits, striking out five and allowing only one walk. Jim Golden was the winning pitcher. Roman Mejias continued his plus .400 hitting going 3-for-4.
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