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 Phillies would win the NL pennant & lose to the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. The Mets finished last going 59-103 under managers Jeff Torborg & then Dallas Green.

The Mets, Bobby Jones was making his MLB debut on this night pitching 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, as he made a place for himself in Mets history.



In the 1st inning, Bogar flew out to former Met Lenny Dykstra in center. The Mets scored a run in the 2nd on singles by Dave Gallagher & Charlie O'Brien. Gallagher scored on Jeromy Burnitz ground out.

In his next at bat in the 3rd inning, Bogar doubled & scored when Bobby Bonilla reached first based on an error by the pitcher Danny Jackson

After Dave Gallagher walked, Charlie O'Brien's doubled driving in Bonilla & Gallagher for a 4-0 Mets lead.

In the Mets 5th, Bogar led off with another double, he scored on a Dave Gallagher base hit, making it 5-0 Mets.

In the 6th inning, Phillies pitcher, Mike Williams walked Kevin Baez & Ryan Thompson, putting two men on for base 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 & in 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 Philie outfielder Lenny Dykstra. Bogar raced around the bases & had himself an inside the park HR.
Mets History:
Tom Bogar became the first Mets player to ever hit an inside the park HR &a traditional over the fence / outside the park HR in the same game. He also 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 for the rest of the season. 

The Mets went on to a 9-5 win that day, as Bobby Jones earned his first career victory. For Jones he allowed five runs on seven hits in six innings. Dave Telgheder & Pete Schourek got the Mets to the 9th, where Jeff Innis finished it off earning his second save.

Trivia: Tim Bogar played four seasons with the Mets (1993-1996) playing in 297 games batting .242 with 345 hits 24 HRs 69 doubles 161 RBIs & a .298 on base %. He played all infield positions as well as left field.

He then went to the Houston Astros (1997-2000) & L.A. Dodgers (2001). Bogar has managed in the minor leagues & coached in the majors. Bogar worked for his former Mets teammate Jerry DiPoto who was GM of the Angels in 2015, as his special assistant. Dipoto then became GM for the Seattle Mariners & appointed Bogar as his bench coach for two seasons 2016-2017. 

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