With Von Hayes at the plate, Cone threw an offering that was off the mark—well off the mark. Mets catcher Gary Carter couldn’t get to it, and the offering sailed to the backstop. Schmidt naturally enough moved into second.
However, the ball kept ricocheting around and bounced all the way to near the Phillies dugout. Seeing this, Schmidt didn’t let up and galloped over to third. Carter kept having trouble corralling the ball, and that’s when Schmidt made his move.
Friday, April 19, 2013
cool post yesterday on The Hardball Times celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mike Schmidt proving he was a better baseball player than both Gary Carter and David Cone.