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1963 On Friday the 13th, hard luck hurler Roger Craig, en route to his 21st loss of the season, allows the lone run of the game to score after getting the first two outs in the ninth inning in the Mets' 1-0 loss to Houston at the Polo Grounds. The defeat marks the fifth time the New York right-hander has dropped a 1-0 decision this season.
1968 Jerry Koosman ties the National League rookie record when he hurls his seventh shutout of the season, blanking Pittsburgh on just three singles. The left-hander's 2-0 victory, the Mets' 67th win of the season - a franchise high, equals the mark shared by Irving Young (Braves, 1905) and Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, 1911).
1983 Mike Fitzgerald becomes the 48th major leaguer to hit a home run in his first big league at bat. The Mets rookie backstop's second-inning homer of Tony Ghelfi contributes to a 5-1 victory over Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium.
1996 Dante Bichette joins his teammate Ellis Burks as a member of the 30/30 club when he homers in the sixth inning of Colorado's 6-3 victory over Houston at Coors Field. The Rockies join the 1987 New York Mets as the only teams in history to have two 30-30 players (Howard Johnson and Darryl Strawberry) during the same season.
2006 In the Padres' 10-0 rout of Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park, Mike Piazza hits his last home run as a catcher to extend his record to 396, the most ever hit by a major league backstop. The 37 year-old receiver surpassed Carlton Fisk in 2004 to establish the major league mark with his 352nd round-tripper while playing behind the plate for the Mets.

5 Fact(s) Found