Mets vs. Yankees Subway Series moments you might have forgotten

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Mo Vaughn Mike Piazza 2002 Subway Series
Mo Vaughn Mike Piazza 2002 Subway Series

There have been lots of memorable moments between the Mets and Yankees since the Subway Series began along with Interleague Play in 1997.

Among the well-known moments are Dave Mlicki's shutout during the first-ever meeting, Luis Castillo's dropped pop-up, David Wright's game-winning hit off Mariano Rivera, and El Duque tossing his glove.

Before getting to six obscure moments you might have forgotten, let's give an honorable mention to Dwight Gooden returning to Shea Stadium (and beating the Mets) during the two-stadium doubleheader in 2000, and Mr. Koo's mad dash home after doubling off Randy Johnson at Shea Stadium in 2005.

Now onto the obscure moments...

June 15, 2002: Shawn Estes homers off Roger Clemens

Everyone remembers Estes throwing at -- and missing -- Clemens when the Mets sought retribution for Clemens beaning and then throwing a bat at Mike Piazza in 2000. But what often gets lost is the fact that Estes drilled a homer off Clemens later in the game as the Mets routed the Yankees at Shea Stadium.

June 16, 2002: Mo Vaughn hits game-changing homer off David Wells

Mo Vaughn's Mets career was a lot less heralded than David Wells' turn in pinstripes. But Vaughn got the better of Wells when he hit a three-run blast at Shea.

July 2-4, 2004: Richard Hidalgo erupts as Mets sweep Yankees

In the midst of a rebuild, the Mets came out of nowhere to sweep the Yankees at Shea in what was their first sweep of the Bombers ever. Richard Hidalgo, who spent just a half season with the Mets, homered in all three games of the series.

June 26, 2005: Jason Giambi's heroics save Yankees from sweep

The Mets were on the verge of a three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium when Jason Giambi's bases-loaded single off Braden Looper in the ninth inning drove in the tying and winning runs.

June 28, 2009: Mariano Rivera draws a walk

The Mets were in the midst of an awful season and the Yankees were marching toward a World Series title. So it was fitting that Francisco Rodriguez walked Mariano Rivera to force in a run at Citi Field.

June 24, 2012: Yankees end R.A. Dickey's scoreless streak

R.A. Dickey had the longest scoreless innings streak in Mets history and the Yankees snapped it and won the game, taking their fifth game in six tries from the Mets that season.