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Couple random trivia questions for those as bored as I am...answers in the comments section

1- Brett Myers will hopefully be the last pitcher to do the following against the Mets at Shea Stadium...

- throw 8+ shutout innings
- strike out at least 10

The first pitcher to do so, more than four decades ago, was also a member of the Phillies. Name him. This isn't as hard as you'd think.

2- Jose Reyes enters Sunday tied for the Mets all-time stolen base lead with 281. One other player in MLB history has exactly 281 stolen bases. He's a former teammate of Reyes'. Name him.

3- Mike Schmidt faced this former Mets lefty 66 times in his career and never hit a home run against him. That's Schmidt's most appearances against any pitcher, without hitting a home run.

4- June 5, 1963 marks the first time that the Mets ever swept a HOME doubleheader from the Phillies. The losing pitcher for the Phillies in Game 1 is a "person of significance" for both the Mets and Phillies. Name him.

5- Brian Schneider and Daniel Murphy both hail from Jacksonville, Florida. The Mets have had three other players who hailed from Jacksonville.

- One shared a nickname with a very famous Met, but only played 12 games for the 1982 team.
- One made the final out of a postseason series of great significance to the Mets.
- One ranks 10th on the Mets all-time list with 99 stolen bases.

Name them.


metswalkoffs said…
Answers here, after I skip some lines.

1- Jim Bunning, June 21, 1964, in his perfect game,struck out 10 Mets.

2- The only other player in MLB history with exactly 281 stolen bases, entering Saturday, was Julio Franco.

3- Jon Matlack stymied Mike Schmidt, facing him 66 times without allowing a home run.

4- The losing pitcher in Game 1 of the first Mets HOME doubleheader sweep of the Phillies was future Mets and Phillies manager, Dallas Green.

5- The Met who shared a nickname with a famous Met is Rusty...Tillman.

The final out of the 2000 NLCS was former Met for a minute Rich Wilkins.

The player with 99 steals for the Mets stole a lot of money with his lousy play, and attitude, Vince Coleman.

All 3 hail from Jacksonville, Florida.

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