New York Mets 14, Houston Colt .45s 5
Regular Season Game 93
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Monday, July 15, 1963 (N) at Polo Grounds V

HOU N    0  2  1    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   5  6  2
NY  N    0  6  1    1  0  0    3  3  x  -  14 16  3
Houston Colt .45s            AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Spangler lf                   5   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Temple 2b                     4   2   1   1       1   0       0   1
Runnels 1b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
Staub rf                      4   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Aspromonte 3b                 5   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Wynn ss                       3   1   1   0       1   1       0   0
Goss cf                       1   1   0   0       3   1       0   0
Bateman c                     4   0   1   2       0   1      11   0
Johnson p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  McMahon p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Umbricht p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fazio ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Zachary p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Campbell ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Drott p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Warwick ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dickson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   6   3       6   5      24   5

FIELDING - 
E: Goss (2), Drott (1).
PB: Bateman (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (1,off Willey); Bateman (4,off Willey).
HR: Temple (1,3rd inning off Willey 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Runnels (2,by Willey).
GDP: Aspromonte 2 (7,off Willey,off Hook).
Team LOB: 9.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunt 2b                       4   2   3   1       0   0       3   2
  Moran ph,ss                 0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Harkness 1b                   5   0   0   0       1   2       7   0
Snider rf                     5   0   1   2       0   2       2   0
Gonder c                      5   2   4   1       0   0       5   0
Thomas lf                     3   1   1   0       2   1       3   0
  Kanehl lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Hickman 3b                    5   1   1   0       0   2       3   3
Hicks cf                      5   2   3   2       0   0       1   0
Burright ss,2b                3   4   2   0       2   0       2   2
Willey p                      2   1   1   4       0   1       0   0
  Christopher ph              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hook p                      0   1   0   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38  14  16  12       5   8      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Hickman-Hunt-Harkness, Hickman-Burright-Harkness.
E: Hunt (17), Harkness (9), Hook (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Hicks (2,off Johnson); Snider (7,off McMahon); Hunt 2 (14,off McMahon,off
Zachary).
HR: Willey (1,2nd inning off Johnson 3 on 1 out).
SH: Hook (1,off Drott).
SF: Snider (2,off Drott); Hook (1,off Dickson); Moran (1,off Dickson).
HBP: Hunt (5,by Drott).
IBB: Burright (1,by Johnson).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Burright (1,2nd base off McMahon/Bateman); Gonder (1,2nd base off Zachary/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Colt .45s            IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Johnson L(5-12)               1.1   5   6   6   1   0   1  10
McMahon                       1.1   3   1   1   3   2   0  10
Umbricht                      0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Zachary                       2     3   1   1   0   3   0   9
Drott                         2     2   3   0   1   1   0  11
Dickson                       1     3   3   1   0   1   0   7
Totals                        8    16  14   9   5   8   1  48

WP: Drott (2), Dickson (1).
HBP: Drott (4,Hunt).
IBB: Johnson (3,Burright).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Willey W(7-8)                 5     5   5   4   4   2   1  25
Hook SV(1)                    4     1   0   0   2   3   0  16
Totals                        9     6   5   4   6   5   1  41

HBP: Willey (4,Runnels).

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Shag Crawford, 3B - Tony Venzon
Time of Game: 2:59   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Colt .45s             New York Mets            
1. Spangler            lf        Hunt                2b
2. Temple              2b        Harkness            1b
3. Runnels             1b        Snider              rf
4. Staub               rf        Gonder              c
5. Aspromonte          3b        Thomas              lf
6. Wynn                ss        Hickman             3b
7. Goss                cf        Hicks               cf
8. Bateman             c         Burright            ss
9. Johnson             p         Willey              p

COLT .45S 1ST: Spangler grounded out (first unassisted); Temple
lined to left; Runnels singled to right; Staub grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Hunt lined to pitcher; Harkness popped to first in
foul territory; Snider grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Colt .45s 0, Mets 0.

COLT .45S 2ND: Aspromonte flied out to left; Wynn doubled to
center; Goss walked; Bateman doubled to left [Wynn scored, Goss
scored]; Johnson popped to third in foul territory; Spangler
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s
2, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Gonder singled to left; Thomas singled to left [Gonder
to second]; Hickman flied out to left; Hicks doubled to right
[Gonder scored, Thomas to third]; Burright was walked
intentionally; Willey homered [Thomas scored, Hicks scored,
Burright scored]; Hunt singled to right; MCMAHON REPLACED
JOHNSON (PITCHING); Bateman allowed a passed ball [Hunt to
second]; Harkness struck out; Snider doubled to left [Hunt
scored]; Gonder singled to second [Snider to third]; Thomas
walked [Gonder to second]; Hickman popped to catcher in foul
territory; 6 R, 7 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Colt .45s 2, Mets 6.

COLT .45S 3RD: Temple homered; Runnels flied out to left; Staub
grounded out (first unassisted); Aspromonte singled to center;
Wynn lined to third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets 6.

METS 3RD: Hicks lined to right; Burright walked; Burright stole
second; Willey struck out; Hunt doubled to left [Burright
scored]; Harkness walked; UMBRICHT REPLACED MCMAHON (PITCHING);
Snider struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets 7.

COLT .45S 4TH: Goss walked; Bateman forced Goss (shortstop to
second); FAZIO BATTED FOR UMBRICHT; Fazio was called out on
strikes; Spangler popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt
.45s 3, Mets 7.

METS 4TH: ZACHARY REPLACED FAZIO (PITCHING); Gonder singled to
center; Gonder stole second; Thomas struck out; Hickman struck
out; Hicks singled to right [Gonder scored]; Burright grounded
out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 3, Mets
8.

COLT .45S 5TH: Temple walked; Runnels was hit by a pitch [Temple
to second]; Staub reached on an error by Harkness [Temple scored
(no RBI), Runnels to third, Staub to first]; Aspromonte grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Runnels scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Staub out at second]; Wynn walked; Goss
struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 5, Mets 8.

METS 5TH: CHRISTOPHER BATTED FOR WILLEY; Christopher popped to
first in foul territory; Hunt doubled to left; Harkness struck
out; Snider grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Colt .45s 5, Mets 8.

COLT .45S 6TH: HOOK REPLACED CHRISTOPHER (PITCHING); Bateman was
called out on strikes; CAMPBELL BATTED FOR ZACHARY; Campbell was
called out on strikes; Spangler flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Colt .45s 5, Mets 8.

METS 6TH: DROTT REPLACED CAMPBELL (PITCHING); Gonder grounded
out (pitcher to first); Thomas walked; Hickman was called out on
strikes; Hicks flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Colt
.45s 5, Mets 8.

COLT .45S 7TH: Temple grounded out (third to first); Runnels
lined to shortstop; Staub walked; Aspromonte reached on an error
by Hunt [Staub to second, Aspromonte to first]; Wynn was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Colt .45s 5, Mets 8.

METS 7TH: Burright singled to third; Hook reached on an error by
Drott on a sacrifice bunt [Burright to second, Hook to first];
Hunt was hit by a pitch [Burright to third, Hook to second];
Drott threw a wild pitch [Burright scored (unearned), Hook to
third, Hunt to second]; Harkness popped to catcher in foul
territory; Snider hit a sacrifice fly to left [Hook scored
(unearned), Hunt to third]; Gonder singled to center [Hunt
scored (unearned)]; Thomas grounded out (third to first); 3 R (0
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Colt .45s 5, Mets 11.

COLT .45S 8TH: KANEHL REPLACED THOMAS (PLAYING LF); Goss walked;
Bateman flied out to right; WARWICK BATTED FOR DROTT; Warwick
reached on an error by Hook [Goss to second, Warwick to first];
Spangler popped to second; Temple lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Colt .45s 5, Mets 11.

METS 8TH: DICKSON REPLACED WARWICK (PITCHING); Hickman singled
to left; Hicks singled to first [Hickman to second]; Burright
singled to shortstop [Hickman to third, Hicks to second]; Hook
reached on an error by Goss on a sacrifice fly [Hickman scored,
Hicks to third, Burright to second, Hook to first]; MORAN BATTED
FOR HUNT; Dickson threw a wild pitch [Hicks scored (unearned),
Burright to third, Hook to second]; Moran hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Burright scored (unearned)]; Harkness popped to catcher
in foul territory; Snider struck out; 3 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Colt .45s 5, Mets 14.

COLT .45S 9TH: MORAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); BURRIGHT
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Runnels flied out to center;
Staub singled to right; Aspromonte grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Staub out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Colt .45s 5, Mets 14.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Colt .45s        5   6   2    9
 Mets            14  16   3   10


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