COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Three New York Mets pitchers combined to one-hit the Chicago White Sox, and the Mets won the 47th annual Hall of Fame Game at Doubleday Field 3-0.
Binghamton Mets pitcher Bobby Jones started for New York and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, which was spoiled when Utica Blue Sox left fielder Byron Mathews singled to left. Jones finished with six strikeouts.
The game remained knotted at zero until the bottom half of the eighth inning when the Mets scored their first run of the game on a Chico Walker solo home run. Back-to-back singles by Jeff McKnight and Mackey Sasser put runners on first and second, and a sacrifice bunt advanced both runners. Daryl Boston then ripped a two-run double to right field that accounted for New York’s final two runs.
There were a combined six hits in the game, and neither team recorded one until the bottom of the sixth inning. No player had more than one hit, and Boston’s two RBI were a game-high.
The Mets did not walk a single batter while two Chicago pitchers combined for six walks.
Pre-game festivities. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)