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Mets Drop Double-Dip to Phillies; First New York Team To Lose 17 in a Row

June 6, 1962 - Another first was “achieved” today as the Mets bowed to the Phillies, 2-0 and 2-1, at Connie Mack Stadium. With this double setback before 8,681 fans, the Mets became the first team in the history of major-league baseball in New York to lose 17 in a row. The 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers dropped 16 straight. Losing the second game was not easy, even for the Mets, who went into the eighth with Al Jackson holding a 1-0 lead over Art Mahaffey. However, a homer by Tony Taylor (pictured left) was the equalizer and set the stage for Philadelphia’s ninth-inning winning rally.


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