1968 New York Mets
1968 New York Mets / Franchise: New York Mets / BR Team Page
Managed by Gil Hodges
History, Comments, Contributions
On April 15th, the 1968 New York Mets played 23 scoreless innings against the Houston Astros before losing, 1-0, on a run scored by Norm Miller when Bob Aspromonte's ground ball went through SS Al Weis' legs for an error. It was at the time time the longest major league game to have resulted in a decision, but has been topped twice since.
Awards and Honors
- All-Stars: Jerry Grote, Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver
- Topps All-Star Rookie Team: Jerry Koosman (LhP)
- John McMurray: "Astros 1, Mets 0: Almost Three Games in One", in Cecilia Tan, ed.: Baseball in the Space Age: Houston since 1961, The National Pastime, SABR, 2014, pp. 42-45.