Sunday June 25th 1989: On this day, Davey Johnson's Mets (39-32) were one game behind the first place Chicago Cubs, as they took on Nick Leyva's last place Phillies (24-46). A big Shea crowd of 47,692 came out to see the Phils Terry Mulholland take on the Mets Sid Fernandez.
"El Sid" would put the Mets & himself in the record books on this day, as the fly ball pitcher would record all 27 outs in the air, without the Mets making one infield assist. It was the first time a National League team had accomplished this feat, joining the 1945 Cleveland Indians, as the only other team to do it.
The Phillies Steve Jeltz, tripled home Ricky Jordan to tie the game at one.In the 3rd, Terry Mulholland walked both Magadan & Hojo, Kevin McReynolds & Greg Jefferies hit back to back doubles giving the Mets a 4-1 lead.
That would be all the Mets needed, as Fernandez rolled along for seven innings, allowing one run
on five hits as he struck out nine & walked three.
Rick Aguilera pitched the final two innings, holding down the Phils to no runs on two hits, while striking out four more. That night the Mets tied for first place.
That year the Mets finished ended up finishing second to the Cubs, who lost the NLCS to the San Francisco Giants. That led to the Earthquake World Series where the Oakland A's dominated.