METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 9, 1965 GAME:Bob P
May 13, 2006
In the first game of a Sunday doubleheader at Shea, Yogi Berra is batting seventh and catching for the Mets. Yogi strikes out three times for only the second time in his career as the Braves win 8-2.
Yogi struck out his first three times up and then grounded into a force play in what would be the final at bat of his outstanding career.
Through his time in the majors, Yogi struck out just once every 20 plate appearances, and never struck out more than 38 times in a season. That's amazing for someone with his power. Yogi usually had more homers than strikeouts, and in 1950 he hit 28 home runs while striking out just 12 times in 151 games!
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