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O.J. Simpson OR Steve Carlton? Pro football or big league baseball? Thirty-two or 32. That was the choice facing then 21-year-old John Stearns, a two-sport star at the University of Colorado drafted in 1973 by the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and the National League’s Philadelphia Phillies.
Tommie Agee doubles, homers and has two RBI and Jerry Koosman fires a complete game as the New York Mets defeat the Chicago Cubs, 3-2, at Shea Stadium. The win tightens the race in the National League Eastern division.
Willie Mays breaks Ralph Kiner’s record for home runs in a month when he hits his 17th home run of the month,a three run shot, off New York Mets starter Jack Fisher. Coincidentally, Kiner calls the HR as a New York Mets broadcaster. The Giants go on to beat the Mets 8-3 at Shea Stadium.
Jon Matlack fired a complete game beating the Houston Astros, 4-2, at Shea Stadium. Matlack, who would win the National League Rookie of the Year honors, struck out eight Astros in the win.
The New York Mets pounded Los Angeles Dodgers starter Claude Osteen score three runs in the first and two more in the second inning on their way to a 7-5 win at Shea Stadium.
The New York Mets snap a 3-3 eighth inning tie, scoring three runs on consecutive RBI single from Rod Kanehl, Gene Woodling and pitcher Jay Hook on their way to a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at The Polo Grounds.
John Sadak had resigned himself that he would never get to call a single inning of Major League Baseball. Then, early this year, after 15 years calling minor league baseball, he got “the call” from the New York Mets.