Rod Kanehl hit the first grand slam in Mets history, Tommie Agee connected for the team's second cycle, and Jesse Orosco was just about the only NL All-Star not to get batted around on various July 6ths past.
For two-thirds of the Miracle Mets outfield, July 5 is a more memorable date than Independence Day.
At 3:55 a.m., Ron Darling secured the final out in a six-hour,19-inning, 16-13 win in Atlanta.
Alex Ochoa hits for the cycle as Mets roll over Phillies.
Tug McGraw, Wayne Garrett and Ken Boswell shine in 14-inning win in 1969.
Doc Gooden hit a lot better than he pitched on this date in 1993.
Two lefties with no-hitters to their names turned in great performances on this date. One was against the Mets, the other was perhaps the last great start of Johan Santana's career.
Tom Seaver becomes the Mets all-time wins leader: YAY! John Rocker returns to Shea for the first since running his mouth like a chump: BOO! [chucks battery]
Casey Stengel made his last Shea Stadium appearance on this date in 1975. Nineteen years later, it was Doc Gooden's turn to move on.
Ed Kranepool was only 17 when the Mets signed him on this date in 1962.
It's good to be a lefty batter. At least it has been for a number of Mets on this date over the years.
Carlos Delgado, one of the best sluggers in Mets history, was born on this date in 1972.
Jerry Koosman cruised to his 100th career victory on this date in 1975. As did the Mets in a memorable Subway Series matchup 30 years later.
Mets second baseman Ron Hunt learned he'd be the team's first All-Star starter on this date in 1964.
After amassing two pennants, three Cy Young Awards, and perhaps the greatest pitching resume of the 20th century, Tom Seaver officially retired on this date in 1987.
Future Kentucky senator Jim Bunning pitched a perfect game against the Mets on this date in 1964.
Xavier Nady homers twice, Carlos Delgado and Steve Trachsel hit one each, in 9-2 win over Reds in 2006.
A number of notable Mets pitching performances took place on this date over the years.
R.A. Dickey pitches his second-straight one-hitter, blanking the Orioles 5-0.
The Mets and Willie Randolph parted ways on this date in 2008.
LOLpen hijinks abound on this date in Mets history. Read all about the blown leads and balks...if you dare.
The Midnight Massacre took place on this date in 1977. Six years later, Seaver was a Met for the second time and Keith Hernandez was for the first.
We're talking New York Mets baseball with Ike, Jeff Reardon and the Duke
Mets appeal scorer's decision as R.A. Dickey almost pitches Mets' second no-hitter.
Luis Castillo dropped a routine pop-up that allowed the Yankees to score the tying and winning runs.
Marlon Anderson hits game-tying inside-the-park home run in the ninth, Cliff Floyd homer wins it in the 10th.
Super long extra-inning games aren't always as painful to watch as this weekend's.
GIl Hodges became the second Mets manager to have his number retired on this date in 1973.
The Mets participated in the first-ever MLB draft on this date in 1965 and wound up taking a Hall of Famer.
Three years ago today, the Mets picked some guy named Harvery or something.
After a shakeup of the coaching staff, the Amazins began a 40-15 tear on this date in 1999.
Three of Bobby Valentine's coaches lose their job following team's eighth straight loss.