The game was a big one not only because Tom Terrific was setting a record, but the Mets were in a pennant race. The Mets were in 3rd place at the time only 4 games behind these 1st place Pirates. Tonight they beat native New Yorker, rookie John Candelaria putting him at 7-5.
In the Mets 1st rookie Mike Vail hit his 1st career HR, putting the Mets up 1-0. In the 6th Felix Millan led off with a single and scored on a Rusty Staub double. Joe Torre drove home Staub to put the Mets up 3-0, getting the win for interim manager Roy McMillan.