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A Case Of The Runs

OK, so I have successfully input into my database a list of every walk-off run scored in Mets history.

The definition of a "walk-off run" is a run scored that statistically clinches a walk-off win.


* Your all-time leader in Mets walk-off runs scored is Mookie Wilson, with 12.


Most Walk-Off Runs Scored
Mets History, including postseason


Mookie Wilson 12
Bud Harrelson 10
Cleon Jones 9
Lee Mazzilli 8
Tommie Agee 7
Carlos Beltran 6
Len Dykstra 6
John Stearns 6


* We mentioned previously that Al Jackson is the only pinch-running pitcher to score a walk-off run for the Mets. Two other pitchers have scored walk-off runs for the Mets: Danny Frisella and Paul Siebert. Frisella scored on Mike Jorgensen's walk-off hit that beat the Phillies on September 12, 1971. Siebert's run counts on a technicality, as he crossed the plate first on Lenny Randle's 2-run home run, giving the Mets a 7-5 walk-off win over the Expos on July 9, 1977.


* We also mentioned previously that we were conflicted on what to do in cases such as Siebert's, in which the player scores ahead of someone who hits a walk-off home run. We decided to include those within our count, but to mark them with a "%" sign in our database. Greg at "Faith and Fear" suggested we name these players "Bacsik Hounds, since "they're lucky dogs, getting to hound in on others' home run glory." That's fine with us. There have been 40 such instances in Mets history, the most recent coming on July 19, 2005 when Gerald Williams scored first on Chris Woodward's 2-run walk-off home run, giving the Mets a 3-1 win over the Padres.

My next big project: Compiling a list of all of the Mets "walk-up" wins (games in which the Mets plated the winning runs in the bottom of the 8th). That's gonna take a while.

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