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Our Special Bonds: Yankees (Questions)

Had a few minutes to have some fun with Baseball-Reference and came up with these doozies. Enjoy!

Answers can be found here:

1) Mariano Rivera's first career strikeout came against someone who played for the Mets at one point in his career. This person also made the final out of a World Series, facing someone who went on to pitch for the Mets. Name him.

2) Derek Jeter is 0-for-13 (his worst 0-for) against a former Mets pitcher, one whose last name could easily be his first name. Name him.

3) Mike Mussina twice struck out 15 batters in a game. In one of those instances, former Mets Manny Alexander and Bernard Gilkey were pinch-runners, and Carl Everett was a pinch-hitter. Another former Met started at first base that day for the Red Sox and struck out twice. Name him.

4) Joe Torre hit more home runs (8) against this Hall of Fame pitcher, who spent nearly his entire career in the NL West, than any other. He never faced this guy as a Met. Name him.

5) Roger Clemens' career-high for stolen bases allowed in a game is six, against the Indians in 1984 (in his MLB debut!). Three of the players who stole against Clemens in that game have played for the Mets. One is Pat Tabler. Name the other 2, both of whom were significantly faster than Tabler.


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