Answers to the Turk Wendell quiz of November 23, 2007 (the day after Thanksgiving) Questions here: http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2007/11/our-special-bonds-turk-keys-questions.html 1- The former Met 1B with the highest career BA vs Wendell: Not John Olerud, but Rico Brogna , who hit .714 (5-for-7 with 3 walks) 2- The ex-Met 2B and SS who hit walk-off HR vs Wendell in 2000: Jeff Kent and Kevin Elster. Those were 2 of 8 walk-off HR allowed by Wendell in his career. 3- Who gave up Turk Wendell's last hit? Former Met (and Rockie) Masato Yoshii. 4- Losing pitcher in Wendell's first win, a former Met: Congratulations and welcome to ultiMet geekhood if you knew the answer was Wally Whitehurst . 5- 0-for-8 with 6 K vs Wendell. Mark (50 HR at Shea) McGwire. 6- 1-for-24 vs Wendell. Wendell was originally drafted by the Braves, and thus the answer to the question is Andruw Jones .
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