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Keith Hernandez's Mets Top Moment, No. 8: Cycle collapse

World Series Champion and beloved SNY analyst Keith Hernandez retired from 17th place at the Mets on July 9th, the fourth Become a player and manager Casey. He honors Stengel and Gil Hodges in the history of the franchise. This is the third of the10-part Hernandez's greatest momentsand achievements after Hernandez arrived in Flushing in 1983.

No. 8: Cycle Collapse

This game is remembered with 19 innings starting July 4th and relief pitcher Rick Camp hitting a home run. remain. Runs at the bottom of the 18th.

However, Keith Hernandez also won a crazy 16-13, 19 innings victory over Mets in a game that began on July 4th during his 17-year career in Atlanta that night. He hit the only cycle hit. , 1985, ended near 4 am on July 5th.

Sure, Hernandez benefited from 11 plate appearances in the marathon, but he completed one of the 11 franchise cycles with one off. Left-handed Terry Forster in the top of the 12th inning.

Keith Hernandez

"What I remember most is a single in three times, and I would have gotten a cycle with 9 innings of regulation, "Hernandez told the post earlier this week. "The Braves center fielder Dale Murphy jumped in and missed the ball, but he rolled sideways, the ball was under him, and the second baseman didn't see it.

" Dale rolled and quickly put it back in his gloves. He was visible from first base, but was called out. Terry Theta was the first baseman's referee, he laughed a bit, and I said, "Well, you Can't you dismiss him? " It could have been a long time ago, as the single was my last hit with additional innings.

Hernandez doubled against Braves starter Rick Mahler at one time, tripled against relief Jeff Dedmon at the fourth time, and returned Steve Shields home at the eighth time. I finished the game 4 to 10 with a walk and 3 RBIs. The triple was one of the ten managed by Hernandez over seven seasons at Mets.

"It's raining a lot and the triple Claudell Washington tried to catch a dive on a line drive," Hernandez said. "He missed it, and it went to the wall, and I was on my way. The only cycle of my career."