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Notes: Mets/Braves 7-67, Part 2

July 6, 2020

A few notes on that Mets/Braves game played July 9, 1967 and others that Sunday, before the All-Star Game and break.

In Pittsburgh, the great Pirates’ player, Willie Stargell homered off Jim Maloney, pitching in relief, (Maloney was an excellent starter, used in relief that day, as the All-Star break was next) tied (1-1) B9, lifting the “Buccos” (2-1), vs the Cincinnati Reds.

Frank Howard increased his major league home run lead with two that day as his Washington Senators won the first game at Cleveland (Indians).

Finally, in the Mets (5-4) win vs the Braves, the biggest moment was a 2 out, game tying, solo home run by pinch hitter, Jerry Buchek, in the two run Mets ninth inning.

A bases loaded walk to Ron Swoboda ended the tilt, one noteworthy for Mets manager Wes Westrum sending up Buchek to hit for Bud Harrelson, who as noted yesterday was 4 for 4.

The Mets needed a home run, thus no Harrelson, and Buchek delivered with a drive over right fielder and great home run hitter, Henry Aaron.

 

Jerry Buchek - St. Louis Cardinals - 1965.jpg

Jerry Buchek, pictured as a St. Louis Cardinals player, pictured above.

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