Remembering Mets History: (1962) Casey Stengel Lightens the Mood With A Pep Talk

August 7th 1962: On this day the New York Mets dropped a 7-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine in the brand new Dodger Stadium. At this point in time the last place Mets were 29-81 and were officially mathematically eliminated from the pennant race.

After the game, Mets manager Casey Stengel called a team meeting & jokingly told his players they can now loosen up & relax since they are officially out of the playoff run.

Unfortunately the team took his advice & the '62 Mets won just eleven more games the rest of the way, with two more months left in the season.

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