New York Mets 13, Houston Colt .45s 2
Regular Season Game 69
Played on Saturday, June 23, 1962 (D) at Polo Grounds V

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  8  3
NY  N    2  0  6    2  1  0    0  2  x  -  13 16  1
Houston Colt .45s            AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Spangler lf                   5   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Goodman 2b                    5   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Mejias rf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Pendleton rf                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Larker 1b                     1   0   0   0       1   0       6   0
  Browne 1b                   1   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
Warwick cf                    3   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Busby cf                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ranew c                       4   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
Aspromonte 3b                 4   0   3   0       0   0       0   1
  Tiefenauer p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lillis ss                     2   0   0   0       1   0       2   3
  Anderson p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith ph,3b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Johnson p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stone p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Buddin ss                   1   0   0   0       1   0       3   3
Totals                       34   2   8   2       3   0      24  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Goodman-Lillis-Larker, Browne-Buddin-Browne.
E: Spangler (5), Tiefenauer (1), Stone (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Aspromonte (6,off Hook).
3B: Ranew (8,off Hook).
HR: Spangler (3,1st inning off Hook 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Larker (5,by Hook).
Team LOB: 9.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Ashburn rf                    4   4   3   3       1   1       3   0
Neal 2b                       4   2   2   0       1   0       2   3
Mantilla 3b                   3   1   1   1       1   0       1   1
Thomas lf                     3   1   1   3       1   1       2   0
  Hickman lf                  1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Throneberry 1b                4   1   1   2       0   0       9   0
  Hodges 1b                   1   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
Taylor c                      5   1   2   1       0   1       0   0
Christopher cf                4   1   1   1       0   0       4   0
Chacon ss                     4   0   2   1       0   0       3   5
Hook p                        4   2   2   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                       37  13  16  13       4   3      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Neal-Throneberry.
E: Christopher (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Neal 2 (7,off Johnson,off Stone); Taylor (3,off Stone).
3B: Throneberry (1,off Johnson).
HR: Ashburn 2 (5,3rd inning off Johnson 1 on 0 out,4th inning off Stone 0 on
0 out); Christopher (3,5th inning off Stone 0 on 0 out).
SF: Mantilla (3,off Tiefenauer).
GDP: Throneberry 2 (4,off Johnson,off Anderson).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Colt .45s            IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Johnson L(4-8)                2.1   6   7   7   2   0   1  14
Stone                         2.2   6   4   4   0   2   2  15
Anderson                      2     2   0   0   0   1   0   6
Tiefenauer                    1     2   2   2   2   0   0   7
Totals                        8    16  13  13   4   3   3  42

WP: Stone (2).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hook W(5-8)                   9     8   2   2   3   0   1  38

HBP: Hook (2,Larker).

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Shag Crawford
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 6425


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Colt .45s             New York Mets            
1. Spangler            lf        Ashburn             rf
2. Goodman             2b        Neal                2b
3. Mejias              rf        Mantilla            3b
4. Larker              1b        Thomas              lf
5. Warwick             cf        Throneberry         1b
6. Ranew               c         Taylor              c
7. Aspromonte          3b        Christopher         cf
8. Lillis              ss        Chacon              ss
9. Johnson             p         Hook                p

COLT .45S 1ST: Spangler homered; Goodman flied to right; Mejias
flied to left; Larker was hit by a pitch; Warwick flied to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 1, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Ashburn singled to left; Neal doubled to left [Ashburn
to third]; Mantilla flied to right; Thomas singled [Neal scored,
Ashburn scored]; Throneberry grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Thomas out at second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Colt .45s 1, Mets 2.

COLT .45S 2ND: Ranew tripled; Aspromonte lined to third; Lillis
walked; Johnson popped to shortstop; Spangler popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Colt .45s 1, Mets 2.

METS 2ND: Taylor grounded out (second to first); Christopher
grounded out (shortstop to first); Chacon grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Colt .45s 1, Mets 2.

COLT .45S 3RD: Goodman lined to right; Mejias grounded out
(third to first); Larker walked; Warwick forced Larker
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 1, Mets
2.

METS 3RD: On a bunt Hook singled to second; Ashburn homered
[Hook scored]; Neal flied to left; Mantilla walked; Thomas
walked [Mantilla to second]; Throneberry tripled to right
[Thomas scored, Mantilla scored]; STONE REPLACED JOHNSON
(PITCHING); Taylor doubled to right [Throneberry scored];
Christopher grounded out (second to first); Chacon singled to
left [Taylor scored, Chacon to second (error by Spangler)]; Hook
grounded out (pitcher to first); 6 R, 5 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Colt
.45s 1, Mets 8.

COLT .45S 4TH: Ranew grounded out (second to first); Aspromonte
singled to left; Lillis lined into a double play (second to
first) [Aspromonte out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Colt
.45s 1, Mets 8.

METS 4TH: Ashburn hit an inside the park homer to right; Neal
doubled to right; Mantilla reached on an error by Stone [Neal to
third]; Thomas forced Mantilla (shortstop to second) [Neal
scored]; Throneberry flied to right; Taylor was called out on
strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 1, Mets 10.

COLT .45S 5TH: Stone flied to center; Spangler grounded out
(second to first); Goodman grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Colt .45s 1, Mets 10.

METS 5TH: Christopher homered; Chacon singled to center; Hook
forced Chacon (pitcher to shortstop); Stone threw a wild pitch
[Hook to second]; Ashburn was called out on strikes; Neal flied
to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 1, Mets 11.

COLT .45S 6TH: Mejias grounded out (shortstop to first); Larker
grounded out (first unassisted); Warwick singled to right
[Warwick to second (error by Christopher)]; Ranew singled to
right [Warwick scored]; Aspromonte singled to left [Ranew to
second]; Lillis grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Colt .45s 2, Mets 11.

METS 6TH: PENDLETON REPLACED MEJIAS (PLAYING RF); BROWNE
REPLACED LARKER (PLAYING 1B); BUSBY REPLACED WARWICK (PLAYING
CF); ANDERSON REPLACED LILLIS (PITCHING); BUDDIN REPLACED STONE
(PLAYING SS); Mantilla singled to center; Thomas struck out;
Throneberry grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to
first) [Mantilla out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Colt
.45s 2, Mets 11.

COLT .45S 7TH: Buddin walked; Spangler singled to right [Buddin
to second]; Goodman flied to left; Pendleton flied to center;
Browne grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Colt .45s 2, Mets 11.

METS 7TH: Taylor singled to right [Taylor out at second (right
to shortstop)]; Christopher popped to shortstop; Chacon grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Colt .45s 2,
Mets 11.

COLT .45S 8TH: HICKMAN REPLACED THOMAS (PLAYING LF); HODGES
REPLACED THRONEBERRY (PLAYING 1B); Busby grounded out (shortstop
to first); Ranew flied to right; Aspromonte doubled to left;
SMITH BATTED FOR ANDERSON; Smith flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Colt .45s 2, Mets 11.

METS 8TH: SMITH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); TIEFENAUER REPLACED
ASPROMONTE (PITCHING); Hook singled to center; Ashburn walked
[Hook to second]; Ashburn was picked off first but was safe on
an error by Tiefenauer [Ashburn to second, Hook to third]; Neal
walked; Mantilla hit a sacrifice fly to left [Hook scored];
Hickman singled to third [Neal to second, Ashburn to third];
Hodges grounded out (shortstop to first) [Hickman to second,
Neal to third, Ashburn scored]; Taylor flied to right; 2 R, 2 H,
1 E, 2 LOB.  Colt .45s 2, Mets 13.

COLT .45S 9TH: Buddin popped to shortstop; Spangler lined to
left; Goodman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Colt .45s 2, Mets 13.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Colt .45s        2   8   3    9
 Mets            13  16   1    5


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