Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1964
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

1964 was the first time that the Mets had a player start the All-Star Game, and that player was Ron Hunt. Ron was coming off an excellent rookie year in 1963, when he came in second in Rookie of the Year voting to Pete Rose despite having very similar numbers. He followed it up was another excellent year in 1964 when he put up a .303/.357/.406 triple slash line. This earned him the starting 2nd base job for the N.L. in the All-Star Game.

He went 1 for 3 in the game, hitting a single in the third inning off of Dean Chance. He played the entire game in the field but was pinch hit for in the bottom of the 9th by none other than Hank Aaron with the game tied. Aaron struck out but the National League went on to win 7-4 thanks to a 9th inning, 2 out, 3 run homer by Johnny Callison.

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