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More Opening Day Minutiae

Thanks, in large part, to the new, Baseball-Reference.com PI tool, you can stump your friends with the following trivia...

* Six Mets have had 4 hits in an Opening Day game, but none has ever had more.
The 6 are

Richie Hebner, 1979
Kevin McReynolds, 1988
Darryl Strawberry, 1988
Jeff Kent, 1994
Todd Hundley, 1995
Xavier Nady, 2006

* Two Mets have scored 3 runs in an Opening Day game, but none has ever scored more. The 2 are

Jerry Grote, 1969
Brett Butler, 1995
(interestingly, the Mets lost both games)

* Two Mets have stolen 2 bases in an Opening Day game, but none has ever had more. The 2 are

Mookie Wilson, 1985
Darryl Strawberry, 1989

* Five Mets have homered twice in an Opening Day game, but none has ever had more. The 5 are

Cleon Jones, 1973
Darryl Strawberry, 1988
Kevin McReynolds, 1988
Bobby Bonilla, 1992
Robin Ventura, 2001

* Four Mets have had at least 4 RBI in an Opening Day game, but none has ever had more. The 4 are

Ron Swoboda, 1968
Richie Hebner, 1979
Todd Hundley, 1995
Robin Ventura, 2001

* The only…

Opening Day Minutiae, 2007 edition

Let's get some of this stuff out of the way now, if you don't mind...we might revisit the topic again, but while it's fresh on my mind, let's make sure you're prepared for Sunday with an initial burst of knowledge.

* The Mets are 28-17 on Opening Day all-time, and that's after an 0-8 start, so we're looking at a nice 28-of-37 run.. Their first Opening Day win came in 1970, and their most recent Opening Day win came in 2006.

* The Mets have alternated wins and losses in their last 5 Opening Days and not to alarm you, but if the streak continues, they're due to lose on Sunday.

* The Mets are 11-9 all-time on the road on Opening Day (counting Tokyo as a neutral site), having lost 4 of their last 6 road Opening Day affairs.

* The Mets are 4-2 against the Cardinals in Opening Day games, with the wins coming in their last four Opening Day meetings (1985, 1989, 1992 and 1996). The losses came in their first two Opening Days- 1962 and 1963, by a combined score of 1…