Sport: Scoreboard: Aug. 17, 1962

> "Pressure's Off the Mets Now," deadpanned the New York Post. So it was. Casey Stengel's fumbling, stumbling newcomers to National League baseball lost their 82nd game (v. 29 wins), going down, 7-5, before the Los Angeles Dodgers and thereby setting a new record: they eliminated themselves from the National League pennant race earlier in the season than any other ball club in the 87-year history of the major leagues. Even if the Mets won all 51 of their remaining games, they would still finish with an average of less than .500; since at...

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