Houston Colt .45s 7, New York Mets 2
Regular Season Game 152
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Thursday, September 20, 1962 (D) at Polo Grounds V

HOU N    0  3  0    0  0  0    0  3  1  -   7  8  1
NY  N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2 10  5
Houston Colt .45s            AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lillis ss                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hartman ss                  4   0   1   0       0   0       3   6
Spangler cf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Warwick ph,cf               1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Roberts lf                    4   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Pendleton lf                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Larker 1b                     5   1   2   1       0   0      13   1
Mejias rf                     4   2   0   0       0   1       2   0
Aspromonte 3b                 4   1   0   0       1   1       0   2
Ranew c                       2   2   2   2       1   0       5   1
Amalfitano 2b                 3   0   0   1       0   1       2   4
Golden p                      4   0   2   3       0   1       1   3
  Kemmerer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   7   8   7       3   4      27  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Hartman-Amalfitano-Larker, Golden-Hartman-Larker, Amalfitano-Hartman-Larker.
E: Aspromonte (11).

BATTING - 
2B: Ranew (6,off Hook); Golden (2,off Hook).
SH: Amalfitano (4,off Hook); Mejias (3,off Hook).
HBP: Ranew (3,by Hook).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Ranew (2,2nd base by Hook/Coleman).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Chacon ss                     4   1   2   0       0   1       2   2
Coleman c                     3   0   1   0       0   0       6   1
Christopher rf                4   0   3   2       0   0       1   0
Throneberry 1b                4   0   0   0       0   1       5   1
Thomas lf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Hickman cf                    3   0   0   0       1   1       5   0
Drake 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       4   1
Kanehl 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Taylor ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Hook p                        2   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Ashburn ph                  1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Hunter p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mantilla ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   2  10   2       1   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Throneberry (17), Drake (1), Kanehl 2 (30), Hook (3).

BATTING - 
SH: Coleman (1,off Golden).
GDP: Kanehl (6,off Golden); Throneberry (7,off Golden); Coleman (1,off Golden).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Christopher (11,2nd base off Golden/Ranew); Coleman (2,2nd base off Golden/Ranew).

PITCHING
Houston Colt .45s            IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Golden W(7-11)                7.1   9   2   2   1   5   0  30
Kemmerer SV(3)                1.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9    10   2   2   1   5   0  36

WP: Golden (6).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hook L(8-18)                  8     6   6   1   3   4   0  37
Hunter                        1     2   1   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9     8   7   1   3   4   0  42

HBP: Hook (8,Ranew).

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Frank Secory, 2B - Tony Venzon, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:30   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Colt .45s             New York Mets            
1. Lillis              ss        Chacon              ss
2. Spangler            cf        Coleman             c
3. Roberts             lf        Christopher         rf
4. Larker              1b        Throneberry         1b
5. Mejias              rf        Thomas              lf
6. Aspromonte          3b        Hickman             cf
7. Ranew               c         Drake               2b
8. Amalfitano          2b        Kanehl              3b
9. Golden              p         Hook                p

COLT .45S 1ST: Lillis grounded out (pitcher to first); Spangler
popped to second; Roberts popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Colt .45s 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: HARTMAN REPLACED LILLIS (PLAYING SS); Chacon singled
to center; Coleman out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Chacon to second]; Golden threw a wild pitch [Chacon to third];
Christopher singled to left [Chacon scored]; Christopher stole
second; Throneberry popped to shortstop; Thomas grounded out
(catcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 0, Mets 1.

COLT .45S 2ND: Larker flied to right; Mejias reached on an error
by Kanehl [Mejias to second]; Aspromonte walked; Ranew singled
to first [Aspromonte to third, Mejias scored (unearned)];
Amalfitano out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Ranew to
second]; Golden singled to center [Ranew scored (unearned),
Aspromonte scored (unearned)]; Hartman singled to left [Golden
to second]; Spangler flied to center; 3 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets 1.

METS 2ND: Hickman walked; Drake singled to right [Hickman to
second]; Kanehl grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Hickman to third, Drake out at second]; Hook grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets
1.

COLT .45S 3RD: Roberts walked; Larker grounded out (second to
pitcher) [Roberts to second]; Mejias flied to center; Aspromonte
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets 1.

METS 3RD: Chacon struck out; Coleman singled to right; Coleman
stole second; Christopher singled to center [Coleman to third];
Throneberry grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Christopher out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt
.45s 3, Mets 1.

COLT .45S 4TH: Ranew walked; Ranew was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Amalfitano struck out; Golden struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Thomas singled to left; Hickman grounded out (third to
first) [Thomas to second]; Drake grounded out (first to pitcher)
[Thomas to third]; Kanehl grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets 1.

COLT .45S 5TH: Hartman flied to center; Spangler flied to
center; Roberts popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Hook grounded out (second to first); Chacon singled to
second; Coleman grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Chacon out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Colt
.45s 3, Mets 1.

COLT .45S 6TH: Larker popped to catcher in foul territory;
Mejias struck out; Aspromonte reached on an error by Kanehl;
Ranew was hit by a pitch [Aspromonte to second]; Amalfitano
flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: Christopher grounded out (third to first); Throneberry
was called out on strikes; Thomas was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets 1.

COLT .45S 7TH: Golden grounded out (first to pitcher); Hartman
grounded out (shortstop to first); Spangler reached on an error
by Throneberry; Roberts grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets 1.

METS 7TH: Hickman was called out on strikes; Drake struck out;
Kanehl grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Colt .45s 3, Mets 1.

COLT .45S 8TH: Larker singled to right; Mejias reached on an
error by Hook on a sacrifice bunt [Larker to third]; Aspromonte
popped to catcher in foul territory; Ranew doubled to right
[Mejias to third, Larker scored]; Amalfitano grounded out (third
to first) [Mejias scored (unearned)]; Golden doubled to right
[Ranew scored (unearned)]; Hartman flied to center; 3 R (1 ER),
3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 6, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: ASHBURN BATTED FOR HOOK; Ashburn singled to right;
Chacon reached on an error by Aspromonte [Ashburn to second];
Coleman flied to right; Christopher singled to left [Chacon to
second, Ashburn scored]; KEMMERER REPLACED GOLDEN (PITCHING);
Throneberry grounded out (shortstop to first) [Christopher to
second, Chacon to third]; Thomas grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Colt .45s 6, Mets 2.

COLT .45S 9TH: HUNTER REPLACED ASHBURN (PITCHING); WARWICK
BATTED FOR SPANGLER; Warwick singled to left [Warwick to second
(error by Drake)]; Roberts lined to second; Larker singled to
center [Warwick scored (unearned)]; Mejias forced Larker (third
to second); Aspromonte forced Mejias (shortstop to second); 1 R
(0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 7, Mets 2.

METS 9TH: PENDLETON REPLACED ROBERTS (PLAYING LF); WARWICK
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Hickman flied to right; Drake flied
to left; TAYLOR BATTED FOR KANEHL; Taylor singled to left;
MANTILLA BATTED FOR HUNTER; Mantilla forced Taylor (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 7, Mets 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Colt .45s        7   8   1    8
 Mets             2  10   5    7


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