In the top of the 18th, New York managed to score a run on a Rick Camp throwing error. Braves had the bottom of order due up and needed to score a run in order to stay alive. After two quick outs and Atlanta out of positional players for pitch hitting, Rick Camp stepped up to plate. Camp, a career .060 hitter, lined a ball over the left field wall. Onto the 19th inning they went. Camp lost his hero status and gave up 5 runs that resulted in a 16-11 Mets lead. Braves rallied and scored two runs of their own and loaded the bases. None other than Rick Camp came up to bat, but this time Ron Darling struck him out.
Game ended after 19 innings and six plus hours later with a 16-13 New York Mets win. For those old enough to remember it, this contest is known as the "Rick Camp Game". And yes, the fireworks did go on as scheduled after the game. The citizens of Atlanta were awaken by the loud fireworks at 4 AM.