Mets-Yanks set for dual doubleheader
Rescheduled game to take place in Bronx, second at Shea
NEW YORK -- The Mets and Yankees are set to play their third dual-stadium doubleheader in the last nine years, Major League Baseball announced on Friday.
The two teams will meet for a 2:05 p.m. ET matinee at Yankee Stadium on Friday, June 27, followed by an 8:10 p.m. nightcap at Shea Stadium. The former game is a makeup of the rained out May 16 game between the two teams. The latter was pushed back from its original 7:10 p.m. ET start time to accommodate the Yankees' travel schedule.
This will mark the third time the Yankees and Mets have played a dual-stadium doubleheader since Interleague Play began last decade.
The first came on July 8, 2000, when the Mets lost the day game to Dwight Gooden and the Yankees, 4-2, then dropped the nightcap at Yankee Stadium by the same score. Roger Clemens hit Mike Piazza in the head during the second game, sparking a feud that would resurface when the two teams met in the World Series later that year.
The Mets fared no better during the second doubleheader on June 28, 2003, losing, 7-1, at Yankee Stadium and then 9-8 at Shea. Roger Cedeno homered and had three hits in the nightcap, though the Mets could not recover from Tom Glavine's rocky start.
Fans holding paid tickets for the May 16 game can use them for the rescheduled afternoon game at Yankee Stadium, or exchange them, subject to availability, for any regular-season game at Yankee Stadium within 12 months of the original date.
Due to limited ticket availability for Yankees home games during the 2008 season, the Yankees are encouraging fans to use their tickets for the rescheduled game.
Tickets can be exchanged at Yankee Stadium Advance Ticket Windows only (open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until the seventh inning of any regularly scheduled home game). For complete information about the Yankees' rainout policy, please visit yankees.com.
Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.