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Murphy's classic calls
08/04/2004 2:40 AM ET
Qualls snaps Seaver's perfect game
July 9, 1969
"And it's hit hard to left field... It's going to be a base hit ... A base hit by Jimmy Qualls and it breaks up the perfect game ... Now the applause for Tom Seaver... Eight and one-third innings of perfect baseball by Seaver." -- Murphy's call of Jimmy Qualls single to left off Tom Seaver, ending the perfect-game bid. Tom Terrific would finish with a complete-game, one-hit, 4-0 shutout over the Cubs.

Mets clinch first division title
Sept. 24, 1969
Hear the call
"The crowd is chanting, 'We're number one!' The Mets made up 15 1/2 games since the 13th of August. Lou Brock is on second, and Vic Davalillo, the runner on first, with one man out ... ninth inning, 6-0, New York. Gentry pitching, working hard here against Joe Torre. Now in the set position, here's the pitch ... ground ball hit to shortstop ... Harrelson to Weis, there's one, first base ... Double play ... The Mets win! It's all over! Ohhhh, the roar going up from this crowd! An unbelievable scene on the field ... fans are pouring out on the field." -- Murphy's call of the final out to give the Mets the 1969 National League Eastern Division crown, with a 6-0 win vs. St. Louis at Shea.

Mets clinch in '73
Oct. 1, 1973
Hear the call
"Now the stretch by McGraw ... the 3-2 delivery ... the runner goes ... a little popup ... Milner's got it ... he'll run to first ... Double play! The Mets win the pennant! The Mets have just won the pennant in the Eastern Division! It's all over! They won the pennant with a magnificent stretch drive." -- Murphy's call of the final out in a 6-4 win over Chicago at Wrigley Field to give the Mets the NL Eastern Division title in Game No. 161.

Remembering Bob Murphy

Mets win NL East in '86
Sept. 17, 1986
"Ground ball to the right side of the infield ... Backman has it ... to Hernandez ... The Mets win it! ... It's over." -- Murphy's call of the final out in New York's 4-2 win over the Cubs to clinch the 1986 NL East.

Dykstra's blast wins Game 3 of the NLCS
Oct. 11, 1986
"Lenny Dykstra, the man they call Nails on the Mets ballclub is waiting ... Now the pitch, and it's a high fly ball hit to right field ... It's fairly deep ... It's way back, by the wall ... A home run! A home run! The Mets win the ballgame ... Dykstra wins it ... Len Dykstra hit a home run ... This ballgame is over ... Lenny Dykstra is being mobbed by his teammates." -- Murphy's call of Lenny Dykstra's ninth-inning, game-winning home run at Shea which gave the Mets a 6-5 win over Houston in Game 3 of the 1986 NLCS.

"It gets by Buckner!"
Oct. 25, 1986
Hear the call
"Mookie Wilson still hopes to win it for New York ... 3-2 the count ... And the pitch by Stanley ... And a ground ball trickling ... It's a fair ball. It gets by Buckner! Rounding third is Knight ... The Mets will win the ballgame ... They win! They win!"-- Murphy's call of the most famous E3 in the history of the franchise in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series as New York rallies to beat Boston, 6-5, in 10 innings, to tie the Series at three games apiece.

Mets win '86 Series
Oct. 27, 1986
Hear the call
"Now the pitch on the way ... He struck him out! ... Struck him out! The Mets have won the World Series! The dream has come true. The Mets have won the World Series, coming from behind to win the seventh game." -- Murphy's call of the final out of the 1986 World Series, which gave New York its second championship.

Jones' one-hitter lifts Mets to NLCS
Oct. 8, 2000
"Here's the pitch on the way to Bonds ... Fly ball to center ... Can he run it down? ... On the run, Payton ... Makes the catch ... It's all over ... The Mets win it!!! Jay Payton makes the catch ... A one-hit shutout by Bobby Jones ... And they're all racing to the mound and mobbing Bobby Jones ... What a magnificent game ... The Mets have never had a better game pitched it their 39-year history than this game pitched by Bobby Jones." -- Murphy's call of the final out from Bobby Jones' complete-game, one-hit, 4-0 shutout over the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the 2000 NL Division Series. The win sent the Mets to the NLCS for the first time since 1988.

Zeile's double burns the Cards
Oct. 16, 2000
Hear the call
"A fly ball well hit to right field ... on the run ... going back ... looking for it ... Can't get it ... off the wall ... Extra-base hit ... Three runs are going to score. Three runs come in on a drive off the right-center-field wall by Todd Zeile. The Mets now have a 6-0 lead." -- Murphy's call on Todd Zeile's base-clearing double in the fourth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS vs. St. Louis. New York would defeat St. Louis, 7-0, that night to advance to the World Series.

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