Casey Stengel never cared for doubleheaders when he was managing the Mets. The team lost 17 of 30 twinbills in 1962 and after one such double dip Stengel was heard to say ``I’d rather lose ‘em one game at a time.’’

By the way, on this date in Mets history the team signed free agent Yogi Berra, who is considered to be the oldest living Met at 84 years, 350 days. He is followed by Duke Snider at 83 years, 220 days. The youngest Met on the 40-man roster is pitcher Jenrry Mejia. He is—as Casey would say—20 at the present time.