Aug 15, 2016

Remembering Mets History: (1993) Tim Bogar Becomes First Met To Hit Inside & Outside the Park HRs in the Same Game

Saturday August 14th, 1993: Dallas Green's last place Mets (40-76) visited Jim Fregosi's; first place Philadelphia Phillies (74-43) in front of 46,393 at Veterans Stadium.

The Mets; Bobby Jones was making his MLB debut on this night against the Phils Danny Jackson (9-8).

Batting second for New York & playing short stop was another Rookie; Tim Bogar. Bogar had started out well & was batting .300 in July but he was back down to .244 by this point. Tonight would be his biggest night at the plate putting him down in Mets history.

Starting Lineups

Bogar flew out to former Met Lenny Dykstra in the 1st inning. In his next at bat in the 3rd inning he doubled off Jackson & scored as Bobby Bonilla reached first base on an error. The Mets would score two more runs on catcher Charlie O'Brien's double giving them a 4-0 lead.

In the Mets 5th, Bogar led off with another double, he scored on a Dave Gallagher base hit.

In the 6th inning, Phillie pitcher; Mike Williams walked the Mets Kevin Baez & Ryan Thompson, putting two men on for Bogar. Bogar launched a three run HR to deep left field making it 8-4 Mets. It was just Bogar's second HR of the season & his young career.

In the 9th inning, Bogar made it into Mets history, as he hit a long shot to center field that got by Phillie out fielder; Lenny Dykstra. Bogar raced around the bases & had himself an inside the park HR.

He became the first Mets player to ever hit an inside the park & outside the park HR in the same game. Not only that but he joined Tim Teufel (1987) & Greg Jeffries (1989) as the only Mets players to hit two doubles & hit two HRs in the same game.

Unfortunately, Bogar injured his hand sliding into home plate that day & was out the rest of the season.  The Mets went on to a 9-5 win & Bobby Jones earned his first career victory.

Tim Bogar played four seasons with the Mets (1993-1996) he then went to the Houston Astros (1997-2000) & L.A. Dodgers (2001). He has managed in the minor leagues & coached in the majors. In 2016 he is the bench coach for the Seattle Mariners.

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