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Our Special Bonds: The Spy (Answers)

Answers to the quiz posted here on April 4, 2008

1) Who has more WS titles...Mets or Glavine. The Mets have 2, one more than Glavine has, or hopefully ever will have.

2) Name the 40 current or former Mets to hit .300 against Glavine.

Carlos Delgado (.588), Damon Buford (.500), Mo Vaughn (.500), Craig Shipley (.471), Paul Lo Duca (.464), Hubie Brooks (.440), Mookie Wilson (.429), Dave Magadan (.425), Richard Hidalgo (.417), Manny Alexander (.412), Cliff Floyd (.400), Rick Parker (.400), Charlie O'Brien (.389), Lenny Dykstra (.385), Luis Lopez (.385), Alex Ochoa (.385), Luis Castillo (.384), Shawn Green (.382), Xavier Nady (.364), John Olerud (.364), Butch Huskey (.357), Kevin Mitchell (.356), Gary Bennett (.353), Joe McEwing (.348), Mike Piazza (.343), Benny Agbayani (.333), Kevin McReynolds (.333), Melvin Mora (.333), Juan Samuel (.333), Jose Vizcaino (.333), Todd Zeile (.326), Eli Marrero (.316), Willie Randolph (.316), Roberto Alomar (.313), Moises Alou (.313), Gary Carter (.313), Jay Bell (.311), Jermaine Allensworth (.300), Endy Chavez (.300), Gregg Jeffferies (.300).

3) What would be notable if Tom Glavine allowed 196 earned runs without retiring a batter. His career ERA would jump to 3.91. No pitcher with an ERA greater than 3.90 is in the Hall of Fame.

4) If Tom Glavine did allow 196 earned runs, what Mets would he pass on the all-time career runs allowed list. Warren Spahn and Frank Tanana.

5) Tom Glavine lost to the Braves 11 times as a Met. From 2003 to 2007, how many other pitchers lost to the Braves that much? None!

6) What's the distance that Glavine would have driven from Shea Stadium to Turner Field, had he gone to celebrate with his true teammates after gagging in the last game of the 2007 season? 899.26 miles.

7) Four pitchers have homered off Glavine. Two have brothers who have pitched for the Mets. Name them. Ramon Martinez and Livan Hernandez.


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