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Mets Drop Another Game as Cubs Take "Camera Day," 6-3

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.


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