Amazin’ Look Back 8/25/1973: Giants Nip Mets, 1-0

By Rich Sparago

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Mets at Shea today by the score of 1-0. The lone San Francisco run scored in the top of the first, when Garry Maddox singled in Gary Matthews. Matthews had led off the game with a single, and was sacrificed to second by Tito Fuentes. After a Bobby Bonds pop-up and an intentional walk to Willie McCovey, Maddox delivered the game’s only run.

October 31, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants former first baseman Willie McCovey waves to the crowd while riding in a car during the World Series victory parade at Market Street. The Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers in a four-game sweep to win the 2012 World Series. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Seaver pitched 8 innings for the Mets, allowing 1 run on seven hits. He walked one and struck out two. However, Tom’s effort was overshadowed by the stellar pitching of Giants’ starter Tom Bradley, who went the distance in blanking the Mets. Bradley allowed 4 hits, walked 1 and struck out 5.

The Mets saw their record sink to 58-69 on the season.

Here are the starting lineups for the game:


Gary Matthews LF

Tito Fuentes 2B

Bobby Bonds RF

Willie McCovey 1B

Gary Maddox CF

Chris Speier SS

Mike Phillips 3B

Dave Rader C

Tom Bradley P


Wayne Garrett 3B

Felix Millan 2B

Rusty Staub RF

John Milner 1B

Cleon Jones LF

Jerry Grote C

Don Hahn CF

Ted Martinez SS

Tom Seaver P

Up Next: The Mets and Giants conclude their series at Shea tomorrow, with Ray Sadecki taking the mound for New York.