June 16, 1962 - New York Met fans, undeterred by a miserable record (16-42), spent another unrewarding afternoon under Coogan’s Bluff today while their team lost a 6-3 game to the Chicago Cubs. It started out happily enough. At noon, the fans took pictures of their heroes (this was the club’s first official “Camera Day”). At 2:30, they saw the Mets take a 2-0 lead over the Cubs on Charlie Neal’s triple. At 5:07, however, they could only moan as Cliff Cook struck out with 2 men on, ending the game. Ernie Banks (pictured) was the Cub most responsible for the unhappy ending. Ernie got three hits in four times at bat, including a home run, and knocked in four runs. The loss was the Mets’ fourth straight, but they once lost 17 straight, so things are not too terrible.
top of page
bottom of page