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1963 Inspired by their fans, the Mets hold the first of many Banner Days. The Polo Grounds event gives the 'New Breed' an opportunity to display their creative ideas with signs, including some with a negative tone, with a parade on the field between games of a doubleheader against the Colt .45s.
1969 Cardinal hurler Steve Carlton fans nineteen batters, including three in the final frame, to establish a new major league mark for strikeouts for a nine-inning game. Lefty's performance is spoiled when Ron Swoboda's pair of two-run homers proves to be the difference in the Redbirds' 4-3 loss to the Mets at Busch Stadium.
1975 Mike Vail ties the National League rookie record as the outfielder hits in his twenty-third consecutive game. The Mets' late season call up's streak matches the 1948 freshman performances of Richie Ashburn (1948, Phillies) and Alvin Dark (1948, Braves).

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