June 6, 2012

We continue our search for the 50th anniversary of the Mets’ yo la tengo moment, focusing our attention on games in which the principals of the anecdote—Richie Ashburn, Elio Chacon and Frank Thomas—are all in the starting lineup.  The second game of the 6/6/62 doubleheader with the Phillies is our latest such occurrence.  Near as my team of experts can tell, no legend-making outfield miscommunication took place, although history was made nonetheless.  On the wrong side of a 2-1 score, the Mets lost for the 17th time in a row, a team record that still stands.  In other news, Dwight Twilley turns 61 today!