Tuesday August 8th 1967: The New York Mets (41-65) were still being managed by former New York Giants catcher, Wes Westrum who would resign at the end of the season when he learned Gil Hodges was coming to manage.
Tonight 21,280 came to Shea to see the Mets host Billy Hitchcock's fourth place Atlanta Braves (56-50). The Mets sent Bob Hendley up against Denny LeMaster.
The Braves jumped out in front with RBI doubles from Dennis Menke in the 3rd & Rico Carty in the 6th inning. Denny LeMaster shut the Mets out into the 8th inning, he was then removed with two outs & the bases loaded. Cecile Upshaw came in & got Bud Harrelson to fly out.
Ron Taylor would hold the Braves down for two innings earning the win when in the bottom of the 11th, Bob Johnson hit a walk off HR off pitcher Jay Ritchie. An exciting win for the Mets & Bob Johnson who would spend just the 1967 season with the Mets.
That year he was the Mets top pinch hitter. The next season he would play for the Braves & have a walk off base hit against the Mets, off pitcher Billy Connors.