May 20, 1962 - Casey Stengel and his Mets rose today to their finest hour. For the second time in eight days, they crushed the Braves in both ends of a double-header. The scores were 7-6 and 9-6. Both victories were achieved with late-inning rallies. The two triumphs gave the Mets the series, 3-1, before a stunned Milwaukee gathering of 12,672. It gave them a winning streak of three games, their longest to date. And most gratifying of all, they vaulted into eighth place ahead of the Houston Colt .45’s and the Chicago Cubs. In the opener, the Mets had trailed, 5-1, going into the eighth. They then scored two runs and exploded for four more in the ninth. In the second game, the Mets, tied at 3-3, scored six runs in the seventh with the help of homers by Charlie Neal, Felix Mantilla, and Frank Thomas. Thomas’s blow was his eleventh of the year.
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