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.