On This Date 6/30/2000
The New York Mets rally to beat the Atlanta Braves 11-8 on Fireworks Night at Shea Stadium. Down 8-1 in the eighth inning, the Mets score ten runs capped by a three-run home run by Mike Piazza. The Mets and Braves would battle to the end of the season, with Atlanta winning the division. The Mets would settle for the Wild Card but got the last laugh by representing the National League in the World Series.