This Date in Mets History was marred more by defeat than victory. Here are the events that happened on October 21st:
The A's capture second consecutive World Series defeating the Mets, 5-2 in Game 7. Reggie Jackson and Bert Campaneris both hit two-run homers for Oakland.
After losing the first two World Series games at home, the Mets beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 7-1. Lenny Dykstra's first inning home run marks the third time in history in which the Mets lead off hitter has homered in the initial inning of Game 3 of the Fall Classic. The feat was also accomplished by Tommy Agee (1969) and Wayne Garrett (1973).
In the longest World Series game ever played, the Yankees take Game 1 of the Subway Series, thanks to Jose Vizcaino's 12th inning two-out single, defeating the Mets, 4-3 in four hours and fifty-one minutes. The victory surpasses the streak established by the Murderers' Row clubs as the present Bronx Bombers win their 13th consecutive World Series game.
Information obtained from National Pastime.