Found August 31, 2013 on The Sports Post:
The New York Mets have a treasure chest of memories, moments, and merriment — Tom Seaver winning the National League Cy Young Award three times, Mr. Met serving as the first three-dimensional mascot for Major League Baseball, and the 1969 Mets performing a baseball miracle by beating the vaunted Baltimore Orioles in the World Series. One of the greatest achievements in Mets history isn’t in a box score nor is it in the team’s record books. On June 27, 1967, the Pirates hit into a triple play against the Mets. It was staged at Shea Stadium.  “The triple play, filmed just before the start of the regularly scheduled Mets-Pirates game, was staged for a scene in Paramount Pictures’ ‘The Odd Couple,’ the film adaptation of Mr. [Neil] Simon’s Broadway comedy about a couple of grass widowers,” explained Vincent Canby in the June 28, 1967 edition of The New York Times. The grass widowers are New Yorkers — sports writer Oscar Madison and television news writer Felix Unger. When Felix gets ...
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