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Mets Catastrophic Debut Season Continues as they Drop 100th Game

Aug. 29, 1962 - The saddest episode so far of the Mets’ catastrophic debut season was enacted tonight as the Phillies beat Casey Stengel’s New Yorkers, 3-2, in 10 innings. Don Demeter’s single to center scored Ted Savage, who was running for Wes Covington, from second with the winning run. Thus Savage will probably have the spikes enshrined in the Hall of Fame. For it was his feet that carried across the run that led to the Mets’ 100th defeat of the season. Since 1912, when the New York Highlanders lost 102 games, no New York club had suffered 100 defeats in one season.


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