While doing research for my Mets Walk-off Hall of Fame post, I came upon a rather odd discovery. I'm not sure of the significance at the moment and it will take some work to determine whether this piece of information is really noteworthy, but at least for now, I think that it is. Ed Lynch had a Mets walk-off record of 5-0. That means he had five walk-off wins and no walk-off losses. That strikes me as pretty good. If anything, it gives me something new to remember Lynch by. Prior to that, my association with Lynch came from reading a game program story about him during my childhood. It told the story of how Lynch nearly chopped off his fingers in a childhood accident. Perhaps those victories, all attained in the 1984 season, were the baseball gods way of rewarding Lynch for his stellar performance during a period of Mets mediocrity. Lynch went 19-24 for the Mets during the gloom-and-doom years of 1980-83, then 19-16 with them over the next two seasons. He had the misfortune to
A blog devoted to cataloguing New York Mets walk-offs and other trivia. For those unaware of the definition of walk-off just replace the term with the words "game-ending" and you should have a much better understanding of the phrase.