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New York Mets Set Another Unenviable Record

July 26, 1963 - The New York Mets pulled it off today. They established a major league record no other team wants. Without hesitation, they stepped on the Colt Stadium field, and before the first inning was over, they were out of the game. With Bob Aspromonte, a .200 hitter, producing a grand slam, the Colts scored 7 runs in the inning, all they needed to whip the Mets, 7-3, before 7,956 fans. Thus Casey Stengel’s troubled troops dropped their 20th straight road game. No other team in modern major league history has been so consistently terrible away from home. Not since June 15 in Cincinnati, when the Mets beat the Reds, have the New Yorkers won on the road. Tracy Stallard, a handsome, personable young Virginian, won that game in Cincinnati, and he started tonight, but Tracy never got into the second inning as he continued his career of posting negative achievements. It was Stallard who gave up the famous 61st home run to Roger Maris while pitching for the Red Sox two years ago. Tonight, he was the losing pitcher as the Mets set their losing mark.


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