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Our List Includes a Desi, But No Lucy

A Super-Express Versions of Things I Learned While Looking For Weird Notes On the Mets and the Yankees Rivalry

* The Mets all-time leader in Subway Series batting average is Richard Hidalgo, who hit .524 with 5 home runs in 6 games against the Yankees. The top 5 makes for a great list.

Highest Subway Series Batting Average
For Mets, minimum 25 plate appearances

Richard Hidalgo .524
Derek Bell .417
Mo Vaughn .409
Jason Phillips .371
Paul Lo Duca .366

* You would think Mike Piazza had the most home runs in Subway Series play for the Mets. You'd be part-right. He shares the lead with Cliff Floyd. Each hit 8.

Most Subway Series Home Runs
For Mets

Mike Piazza 8
Cliff Floyd 8
Richard Hidalgo 5
David Wright 5
Carlos Beltran 4
Ty Wigginton 4

* Al Leiter's 5 wins and 5 losses are the most wins and losses by any Mets pitcher in Subway Series play.

Most Wins In Subway Series
For Mets

Al Leiter 5
Tom Glavine 3
John Franco 2
Steve Trachsel 2
Oliver Perez 2

Most Losses in Subway Series
For Mets

Al Leiter 5
Bobby Jones 3
Steve Trachsel 3

* Kevin Appier has the best Mets ERA in Subway Series play (0.60).

Best Subway Series ERA
For Mets, minimum 15 IP

Kevin Appier 0.60
Oliver Perez 1.20
Pedro Martinez 1.23

* Raul Mondesi was the Yankees worst hitter in Subway Series play, with an .083 batting average.

Worst Batting Average in Subway Series
For Yankees, minimum 25 plate appearances

Raul Mondesi .083
Chad Curtis .143
Shane Spencer .143
Robin Ventura .160
Paul O'Neill .227

* Roger Clemens has the most Subway Series losses for the Yankees with 5, just ahead of Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, who each have 3.

* The worst Yankees ERA in Subway Series play belongs to Randy Johnson (7.03). Roger Clemens ranks 2nd with a 6.37.

* The only Met, other than Dave Mlicki, to throw a complete game against the Yankees is Glendon Rusch, who had a 10-strikeout, 4-2 complete game loss to the Yankees in Game 2 of a doubleheader on July 8, 2000.

* Three Mets have had hits in all six games of a season's Subway Series: Mike Piazza (1999, 2001), Desi Relaford (2001), and Mo Vaughn (2002).

* The only 2 Mets to win 3 straight starts against the Yankees are Tom Glavine (2005-2007) and Al Leiter (1999-2000). Oliver Perez can join that group with a win in his next start.

* From 2000-2002, Met great Edgardo Alfonzo had a streak in which he went hitless in 23 straight regular-season at-bats against the Yankees. I wouldn't normally list a negative Mets stat in this kind of posting, but I find this one rather remarkable.


Anonymous said…
Given Hidalgo's success and Edgardo's lack of it, it appears the Mets happiest Subway Series days came thanks to Richie, but not Fonzie.
Anonymous said…
thanks for allowing Ollie to join the group if he posts an additional win.

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