June 22, 1962 - When the Mets are good, they are a delightful surprise. But when they are bad, they are horrid. Both of the team’s schizophrenic faces were on display as it split a twilight-night doubleheader with the Houston Colt .45’s at the Polo Grounds today before 11,484 spectators. In the first game, Al Jackson, a 26-year-old left-hander, pitched his (and the Mets’) second shutout of the year. It was a taut, well-played one-hitter. The final score was 2-0. In the second game, the Colts mixed 17 hits (including four homers and two triples by Jim Golden, their winning pitcher) with six Met errors — three by Marv Throneberry (pictured) — to win. The final score in that game was 16-3.
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